Completed Projects

Published Papers

  1. Drysdale C., M. Jones, S. Mockford. 2010. Biodiversity; The Foundation for Environmental, Social and Economic Prosperity in Nova Scotia; A Panel of Expertise Report on Biodiversity. Government of Nova Scotia. 44 pp. In: A Natural Balance; Working Toward Nova Scotia`s Natural Resources Strategy, April 2010.  (Voluntary, I served as team leader for the biodiversity panel)
  2. Drysdale C. 2009. Sustainable Communities and Resource Management in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve; A Discussion Paper. 28 pp. Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association. Nova Scotia Community College. Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  3. Drysdale C., T. Webster, C. McCarthy, D. Ure, D. Kehler, I. Spooner, M. Brylinsky, M. Richard, A. Fenech, A. Liu, K. Milne, M. Murphy, D. Colville, A. Ross. 2008. Climate Change and Adaptive Management in the South West Nova Biosphere Reserve. pp 231-255 In: A. Fenech, D. MacIver, F. Dallmeier. Eds. 2008. Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Americas. Smithsonian Institution/Environment Canada. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 366p. ISPN no.:978-1-100-11627-3.
  4. Drysdale C., L. Hayek, M. Doyle, S. O’Grady, D. Kehler. 2007. Experimental Design Considerations for Plot-Based Monitoring; a Discussion Paper. Smithsonian Institution/Environment Canada. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 28 pp. Available on EC website in English, French, Spanish.
  5. Drysdale, C., N.M. Burgess, A. D’Entrement, J. Carter, G.Brun. 2005. Mercury in Brook Trout, Yellow Perch and White Perch in Kejimkujik National Park. pp 321-346. In: Mercury Cycling in a Wetland Dominated Ecosystem: A Multi-disciplinary Study. Edit O’Driscoll N.J, A.N. Rencz, and D.R.S. Lean. 2005. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. (Environment Canada funded)
  6. Drysdale C. and Howell G. 1998. Building a Network for Ecological Research and Monitoring in Canada: Emphasis on SI/MAB Plot-Based Methodology in Kejimkujik National Park. In: Forest Biodiversity in North America and South America: Research and monitoring (vol 21). Dallmeier F. and J. Comiskey, editors. UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Series, Parthenon Publishing Group. 1998. (Environment Canada funded)


UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) – Lockeport Schools, Shelburne County. N. S.

Lockeport Regional High School and Lockeport Elementary School were the first two schools in Nova Scotia to become part of UNESCO.

The schools were welcomed into the organization April 6, 2010 and were the only schools east of Montreal with UNESCO designation.

The Lockeport Family of Schools supports education for sustainable development. They work to be stewards of the environment through activities such as beach and community clean-up events, and maintaining a greenhouse and gardens.

Lockeport Elementary and Lockeport High are nurturing, caring, and inviting places that promote restorative approaches to education and relationships.

Lockeport Schools link –

The UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network ( ASPnet) link –