Christopher Orr

Part-Time Research Associate, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Stephan Schott

May 2021- present

Dr. Christopher Orr is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Social-Ecological Research and Applications Collaborative at Carleton University. He completed his PhD in the Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) project at McGill University in 2020. He holds an MSc from McGill University and a BSc in Physics and Environmental Science from the University of Toronto. He is also a Postdoctoral Fellow in the SPROUT Lab at the University of Waterloo and an Earth System Governance Research Fellow. He researches how societies can better govern complex environmental challenges. Applying diverse methods, this work reveals insights about and fosters community action on climate change, water policy, forest management, and urban transformations. His work on mountain pine beetle (MPB) examines the policy and governance dimensions of the MPB outbreak in different jurisdictions and at different governance levels. He is also co-investigator on a project called Sustaining and Strengthening City Climate Action in the COVID-19 crisis for a green and climate-resilient recovery (ClimateCitiesRecovery) funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. He recently co-edited Liberty and the Ecological Crisis: Freedom on a Finite Planet.