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Martin Bunch

Martin Bunch

York University

Martin Bunch is a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. He has research interests in environmental management, systems‐based approaches to problem solving, environment and health (and the ecohealth approach), and methodological expertise in adaptive management, soft systems methodology, ecosystem approaches, and geographical information systems (GIS).

His current and recent projects include: Agent-based modelling to model transitions from conventional to organic farming in a watershed in southern Ontario; identification of vulnerable communities in South Sudan with respect to food security; and valuation of ecosystem services and development of a web-distributed Geographic Information System to demonstrate links between ecosystems and human health in the Credit River Valley.  He collaborates on the Faculty's “Las Nubes” Project for Neotropical Conservation and Research in Costa Rica, where he works with university partners and local stakeholders to develop a biological corridor and improve human well being in a watershed near San Isidro.

Professor Bunch is the Chair of York University’s President's Sustainability Council, Review Editor for the journal EcoHealth, and Treasurer for the Network for Ecosystem Sustainability & Health, a not‐for‐profit organization that employs adaptive ecosystem approaches to help resolve questions in community health, agriculture and resource management.