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Peter R. Mulvihill

Peter R. Mulvihill



PhD Aménagement (Environmental Planning), Université de Montréal
MA Regional Planning & Resource Development, University of Waterloo
BES (Honours) Environment & Resource Studies, University of Waterloo
BA General Arts, Carleton University

Research Keywords

Environmental Management; Environmental Assessment; Environmental Disasters; Environmental Studies; Environmentalism.

Peter R. Mulvihill

Contact Information

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

416 736 2100

Research Interests

Coming from a broad, interdisciplinary background, I am a generalist in environmental studies.  My previous research focused mainly on environmental impact assessment practice and cumulative impacts of mega-development in Canada’s North.  Recent and current research interests include emerging practices in environmental management; links between ecological footprint and environmental impact assessment applications; links between disaster management and environmental management; the evolution and transition of environmental studies and environmentalism; environmental studies and the ecological crisis; and environmental and sustainability discourse.

Research Projects

Collaborator, Ecological Footprint Initiative, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change

Research articles in progress (Environmental Disasters; Root causes of Environmental Inaction)

Research Output

Bruzzone, Victor & P. R. Mulvihill, 2021.  "Phenomenology, Habit and Environmental Inaction".  Ethics, Policy & Environment.

Mulvihill, P.R., 2021. "The ambiguity of environmental disasters".  Journal of Environmental Studies and Science Vol. 11: 1-5.

Mulvihill, P.R. & V. Bruzzone., 2018.  “The Eclipse of Environmental Discourse”. Human Geography Vol. 11, No. 8, 57-72 (journal article)

Mulvihill, P.R. & S.H. Ali., 2017. Environmental Management: Critical Thinking and Emerging Practices Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge – Earthscan (book)

Berbes, M.B., Bunch, M.J., Mulvihill, P.R.; Peterson, G.D., & van Wendel de Joode, B.. “Understanding how access shapes the transformation of ecosystem services to human well-being with an example from Costa Rica”. Ecosystem Services 28 (2017) 320-327 (journal article)

Kramkowski, V. & P.R. Mulvihill., 2017. “Emerging Dynamics of Environmental Governance in Northern Post-Productivist Regions”. Local Environment Volume 22, No. 3, 350-364 (journal article)

Mulvihill, P.R., 2017. “Scoping: Lessons from environmental impact assessment”. Integration and Implementation Insights: Research resources for understanding and acting on complex real-world problems (I2 Insights) (Blog published by Australia National University) April 4.

Mulvihill, P.R. “State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?” The Worldwatch Institute (Book Review) Anthem Environmental Experts, January 2014

Mulvihill, P.R. “The Future of Nature” Robin, L.; Sorlin, S. & Warde, P. (eds). (Book Review) Anthem Environmental Experts, February 2014

Mulvihill, P.R. “The Bet: Paul Erlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future” Sabin, P. (Book Review) Anthem Environmental Experts, March 20142014             

Mulvihill, P.R. “Bankrupting Nature: Denying our planetary boundaries” Wijkman, A. & Rockstrom, J. (eds). (Book Review) Anthem Environmental Experts April 2014

Mulvihill, P.R., M. Winfield & J. Etcheverry., 2013. “Strategic Environmental Assessment and Advanced Renewable Energy in Ontario: Moving Forward or Blowing in the Wind?”   Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management Vol. 15, No. 2. 19 pages (journal article)

Mulvihill, P.R., 2013. “The Great Whale scoping process: Confronting the challenges of northern mega-project EIA”.  (story) in Lawrence, David P. Impact Assessment: Addressing Contemporary Challenges and Recurrent Problems New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons (journal article)


Course CodeTitle
ENVS 4440Environmental Disasters
ENVS 3430Environmental Assessment
ENVS 4430Impact Assessment Process and Practice
ENVS 6186Environmental Assessment