Biography

Director of Environmental Studies; Associate Professor


BSc (Acadia); MSc (Guelph); PhD (Cornell)


Dr. Peach Brown is an Associate Professor and UPEI’s Director of Environmental Studies, a multidisciplinary liberal arts and science program and winner of the 2014-15 Hessian Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching, UPEI.



Her research focuses on environmental governance for management of commons resources, and how such strategies can contribute to the goals of sustainable resource management and improved livelihoods. In particular, she explores the role played by communities and civil society groups in multi-level governance, in the context of changing policy and a changing climate. Dr. Peach Brown’s research is guided and informed by her interdisciplinary background in both the natural and social sciences.



Having worked for over 10 years in international development in Central Africa she continues to maintain an active focus in that region. She is also conducting research on community adaptation to climate change in Atlantic Canada.

Research Classification

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Research Interests

  • International development
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Climate change
  • Knowledge systems
  • Community resilience
  • Environmental governance
  • Community-based resource management

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