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Nick Dowhaniuk


National Geographic Young Explorer and Graduate School Fellow, National Geographic Society

Country of Origin: Canada

Degree Program: PhD

Entered Program: Fall 2016

Expected Graduation: Fall 2020

Current Course of Study:

  • M.H.S. in Environmental and Global Health: One Health Concentration
  • Graduate Certificate in Tropical Conservation and Development
  • Graduate Certificate in Trauma and Resiliency Informed Approaches in Public Health

Dissertation Topic: Illness, Health-Seeking Behavior, and Community Health in Northern Uganda: A Community-Based Participatory Approach

Areas of interest: Community-Based Participatory Research, Community Engagement, Conservation, Global Health, International Development, Translational Research, Alcohol-Use Disorders

Adviser: Dr. Greg Glass

Educational Background

  • B.A. in Geography, University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • M.S. in Natural Resources: Environmental Conservation, University of New Hampshire
  • Graduate Certificate in Industrial Statistics, University of New Hampshire
  • CPH-Provisional, 2019

Recent Publications

Dowhaniuk N, Hartter J, Ryan SJ, Palace MW, Congalton RG. 2018. The Impact of Industrial Oil Development on a Protected Area Landscape: Demographic and Social Change at Murchison Falls Conservation Area, Uganda. Population and Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s11111-017-0287-x

Salerno, J., Chapman, C.A., Diem, J.E. et al. Park isolation in anthropogenic landscapes: land change and livelihoods at park boundaries in the African Albertine Rift. Reg Environ Change (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1250-1

Hartter J, Dowhaniuk N, MacKenzie CA, Diem JE, Palace MW, Ryan SJ, Chapman CA. 2016. Perceptions of risk in communities near parks in an African biodiversity hotspot. Ambio. 45(6). 692-705. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-016-0775-8

Ryan SJ, Southworth J, Hartter J, Dowhaniuk N, Fuda RK, Diem JE. 2015. Household level influences on fragmentation in an African park landscape. Applied Geography. 58: 18-31.DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.01.005

Hartter J, Ryan SJ, MacKenzie CA, Goldman A, Dowhaniuk N, Palace M, Diem JE, Chapman CA. 2015. Now there is no land: a story of ethnic migration in a protected area landscape in western Uganda. Population and Environment. 36(4): 452-479. DOI: 10.1007/s11111-014-0227-y

Jacob AL, Bonnell TR, Dowhaniuk N, Hartter J. 2014. Topographic and spectral data resolve land cover misclassification to distinguish and monitor wetlands in western Uganda. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 94: 114-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.05.001

Dowhaniuk N, Hartter J, Ryan SJ. 2014. Implications of spatial data variations for protected areas management: An example from East Africa. Environmental Management. 54(3): 596-605 DOI: 10.1007/s00267-014-0305-z