Prof. Christopher R. BRYANT is Adjunct Professor, Geography, at the University of Montreal, Québec, Canada and also at the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. From 1970 to 1990 he was Professor of Geography at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and from 1990 to 2014, Professor of Geography at the University of Montreal. His doctoral thesis was undertaken at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1967-1970. His thesis involved analyses of agricultural development around Paris, France. His research received a large number of research grants and contracts. So far, he has published 123 articles in scientific journals, 175 chapters in books, 35 books and monographs, 27 major reports to various agencies and governments, 64 other publications as well as well as 25 book reviews, and has made 572 presentations at conferences and colloquia. He was Editor of the Canadian Journal of Regional Science for 14 years. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of several journals. He is currently Associate Editor of the journal Ecological Indicators. He has been director or co-director of 28 PhD students who have completed their degrees and over 80 Master’s students.
Prof. Bryant’s research interests include agricultural development, healthy food production, sustainable agricultures, other economic sectors and rural communities, land use planning, strategic development planning for communities and different economic sectors, adaptation to climate change and variability, resilience building for communities faced with flooding and climate change and variability, and other environmental issues.