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Jesse Sayles

Jesse Sayles

Graduate Assistant Fellow, Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

jesse.sayles@asu.edu

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287
USA

Titles

  • Graduate Student, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
  • Graduate Assistant Fellow, Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives

Biography

Jesse is human-environment scholar Interested in natural resource governance and environmental restoration of fluvial, estuarine, and coastal systems. He has a B.Sc. in biodiversity and conservation from McGill University’s School of Environment, an M.Sc. in geography from Concordia University, and is a PhD candidate in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at ASU. Having also worked as an outdoor educator and environmental professional, Jesse is interested in both theoretical and applied sustainability sciences.

At McGill and Concordia, Jesse worked with the Wemindji Protected Area Project to help create a co-managed protected area in Wemindji, a Canadian First Nations community in sub-arctic James Bay. He worked with the Hudson River Estuary Program in New York designing multi-scalar landscape assessment tools for small dam and culvert removal, and monitoring riparian health. He worked with the Indian Ocean World Center at McGill teaching GIS, and he worked with Environment International Ltd., a consulting firm in Seattle, on natural resource damage assessment. Jesse also has fieldwork experience in the Bay of Fundy, Barbados, and Nicaragua and travels to Greece because of family. His current doctoral research looks at how jurisdictional borders and collaborations affect environmental restoration in Puget Sound. His publications can be found here.

Journal Articles

2012

Sayles, J. 2012. A review of Practicing Geography: Careers for Enhancing Society and the Environment. The Professional Geographer 64(4):626-627.

2010

Sayles, J. and M. E. Mulrennan. 2010. Securing a future: Cree hunters' resistance and flexibility to environmental changes, Wemindji, James Bay. Ecology and Society 15(4):Art. 22. (link )

2005

Sayles, J. and D. I. Green. 2005. Bilateral action for right whales. Science (Letters) 310(5754):1616-1617.

Book Chapters

In Press

Bussieres, V., M. E. Mulrennan and J. Sayles. Cultural connection to the Wemindji coastal and marine environment. In: Mulrennan, M. E., C. Scott and K. Scott eds., Striking a Balance: The Science and Politics of Environmental Protection in James Bay, Vancouver. UBC Press.

Sayles, J. and M. E. Mulrennan. Cree hunters' modifications of the coast: Agency in a changing land. In: Mulrennan, M. E., C. Scott and K. Scott eds., Striking a Balance: The Science and Politics of Environmental Protection in Hames Bay, Vancouver. UBC Press.

2005

Sayles, J. and R. Oestrike. 2005. Knowledge flow: A Hudson River estuary watershed citizens' tool for ecological discussions about stream barriers and barrier removal. Pp. 30-36 In: Burns, D. and L. Vasilakos eds., Natural Resource Management Plan for the Fishkill Creek Watershed, June 2005. Dutchess County Environmental Management Council. New York.

Posters

2011

Sayles, J., E. M. Cook, K. L. Larson and S. Hall. 2011. The influence of environmental values and neighborhood context on household-level biodiversity. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project Thirteenth Annual Poster Symposium, 12-13 Jan 2010, Tempe, AZ.

Sayles, J., K. L. Larson, E. M. Cook and S. Hall. 2011. The influence of environmental values, urban structure, and neighborhood context on household-level biodiversity and plant composition. Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 12-16 April 2011, Seattle, WA.

2010

Cook, E. M., R. L. Hale, D. M. Iwaniec, J. Corman, X. Dong, G. S. Metson and J. Sayles. 2010. Urban stoichiometry: An elemental approach to understanding human-environment interactions. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Presentations

2012

Sayles, J. 2012. Session discussant for researching and improving geography graduate education for STEM careers, sponsored by the AAG EDGE project. Presentation at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 24-28 February 2012, New York City, NY.

Sayles, J. 2012. TA survey results and TA workshop. Presentation at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Brown Bag Series, Arizona State University, 25 January 2012, Tempe, Arizona. (link )

2011

Polsky, C., J. Grove, K. L. Larson, P. Ogden, J. Fraser, J. Harris, J. S. Martin, R. Garvoille, J. Sayles and N. Vaughn. 2011. Landscape and social ecologies of suburbanization: Why our landscapes are the way they are. Presented April 12, 2011 at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA.

Polsky, C., M. Grove, K. L. Larson, L. A. Ogden, J. Fraser, E. M. Harris, D. G. Martin, R. Garvoille, J. Sayles and N. Vaughn. 2011. Landscape and social ecologies of suburbanization: what is on our residential landscapes?. Presentation at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 12-16 April 2011, Seattle, WA.

2010

Sayles, J. 2010. Environmental changes, resource harvesting, tradeoffs, and values in Wemindji, James Bay. Presentation at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 14-18 April 2010, Washington, D.C.

2008

Campbell, G. and J. Sayles. 2008. Crisis of faith and conversion during the first LMS mission to Madagascar, 1820-36. Presentation at the Workshop on Madagascar: Human’s, Health, and Environment in Madagascar, 10-11 Oct 2008, The Indian Ocean World Center, McGill Univ.

Sayles, J. and M. E. Mulrennan. 2008. Wemindji Cree adaptations to coastal landscape change, Eastern James Bay. Presentation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 15-19 April 2008, Boston, MA.

2007

Sayles, J. and M. E. Mulrennan. 2007. James Bay Cree response to coastal landscape change, Eastern James Bay. Presentation at the The National Ocean Management Research Network (OMRN) Conference 2007, 24-27 Oct 2007,

Sayles, J. and M. E. Mulrennan. 2007. Where Islands meet the mainland: understanding dynamic human and biophysical historic coastal changes in Wemindji, Eastern James Bay, QC. Presentation at the 8th International Assoc. of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) Student Conference on Northern Studies, 19-21 Oct 2007, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2006

Sayles, J. and M. E. Mulrennan. 2006. Adaptation to coastal change: recent shoreline displacement and associated human land-use and landscape modifications, Wemindji, Eastern James Bay, Quebec. Presentation at the New England – St. Lawrence Valley Division of the Association of the American Geographers Annual Meeting, 13-15 Oct 2006, New Britain, CT.

2005

Sayles, J. 2005. A three tiered, nested approach to stream barrier inventory: characterizing barriers for restoration discussions in tributaries of the Hudson River Estuary. Presentation at the ASWM Integrated Restoration of Riverine Wetlands, Streams, Riparian Areas, and Floodplains in Watershed Contexts workshop, 15-16 Nov 2005, (link )

Reports

2006

Sayles, J. and E. White. Wallkill River Watershed Cons. & Mgmt Str. Comm., ed. 2006. Appendix F: Discussion of Dams on the Wallkill River.

2005

Sayles, J. 2005. DRAFT New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program Stream Barrier Inventory and Characterization Methodology and Training Manual.

2003

Benessaiah, K., A. Bennett, S. Boyce, E. Crawford, V. Demers, M. Forrest, C. C. Lemoine, C. Peloquin, J. Sayles, S. Schiff and K. Scott. 2003. Creating a culturally appropriate watershed and adjacent marine coastal protected area in Paakumshumwaau (old factory) Wemindkji, James Bay, Quebec. Group senior project

Thesis (Masters)

2003

Sayles, J., K. Benessaiah, A. Bennett, S. Boyce, E. Crawford, V. Demers, M. Forrest, E. Lagace, C. Lemoine, C. Peloquin, S. Schiff and K. Scott. 2003. Aa-Wiichaautuwiihkw: Creating a culturally appropriate watershed and adjacent marine coastal protected area in Paakumshumwaau (old factory) Wemindji, James Bay, Quebec. Group senior project. McGill School of Environment, McGill University.