Jessica L. Blythe
Jessica Blythe is an assistant professor with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre at Brock University. Jessica is an environmental social scientist with expertise in resilience and sustainability science. At the broadest scale, her research aims to understand how communities perceive and respond to social-ecological change (including climate change), and their differential capacities for adaptation and transformation. One branch of Jessica’s empirical work is grounded in coastal systems, where she draws on complexity and commons theory to explore the influence of social-ecological dynamics on resource management and livelihood outcomes. The second strand of her empirical work focuses on transformations towards sustainability. Over the past decade, she has been worked with communities and colleagues in Australia, Canada, Malawi, Mozambique, and Solomon Islands.