Garry Peterson

  • PhD
  • Professor > Associate Professor
  • Professor in environmental sciences with emphasis on resilience and social-ecological systems
  • Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
  • Environmental Science

Research Interests

Ecosystem services regime shifts resilience scenario planning ecological futures adaptive management social-ecological systems

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A Canadian living in Sweden, Garry Peterson grew up in Vancouver, Canada.
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Publications

Measuring and assessing resilience: broadening understanding through multiple disciplinary perspectives

Quinlan A, Berbés-Blázquez M, Haider L, Peterson G

Journal of Applied Ecology (2015)

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Marine regime shifts: drivers and impacts on ecosystems services

Rocha J, Yletyinen J, Biggs R, Blenckner T, Peterson G

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2014)

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Strategic Spatial Planning and the Ecosystem Services Concept – an

Wilkinson C, Saarne T, Peterson G, Colding J

Ecology and Society (2013)

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Connecting Social Networks with Ecosystem Services for Watershed Governance: a Social-Ecological Network Perspective Highlights the Critical Role of Bridging Organizations

Rathwell K, Peterson G

Ecology and Society (2012)

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Drivers," Slow" Variables," Fast" Variables, Shocks, and Resilience

Walker B, Carpenter S, Rockstrom J, Crépin A, Peterson G

Ecology and Society (2012)

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Regime Shifts

Biggs R, Blenckner T, Folke C, Gordon L, Norström A, Nyström M, et al.

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology (2012)

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Resilience : A Bridging Concept or a Dead End?

Davoudi S, Shaw K, Haider L

Planning Theory & Practice (2012)

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Opportunities and limitations to detect climate-related regime shifts in inland Arctic ecosystems through eco-hydrological monitoring

Karlsson J, Bring A, Peterson G, Gordon L, Destouni G

Environmental Research Letters (2011)

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Reconnecting to the Biosphere

Ambio (2011)

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The Paradox Persists: How to Resolve It ?

Raudsepp-hearne C, Peterson G, Tengö M, Bennett E

BioScience (2011)

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Ecosystem service bundles for analyzing tradeoffs in diverse landscapes.

Raudsepp-Hearne C, Peterson G, Bennett E

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2010)

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Untangling the Environmentalist's Paradox: Why Is Human Well-being Increasing as Ecosystem Services Degrade?

Raudsepp-Hearne C, Peterson G, Tengö M, Bennett E, Holland T, Benessaiah K, et al.

BioScience (2010)

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Untangling the Environmentalist's Paradox: Why Is Human Well-being Increasing as Ecosystem Services Degrade?

Raudsepp-Hearne C, Peterson G, Tengö M, Bennett E, Holland T, Benessaiah K, et al.

BioScience (2010)

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A cross-national analysis of how economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss.

Holland T, Peterson G, Gonzalez A

Conservation biology (2009)

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A cross-national analysis of how economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss.

Holland T, Peterson G, Gonzalez A

Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology (2009)

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Ecological cross-scale interactions

Guichard F, Peterson G, others

Ecosystem-based management for the oceans (2009)

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Ecological limits of adaptation to climate change.

Peterson G

Adapting to Climate Change: Governance, Values and Limits (2009)

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Getting into the right lane for 2050: a primer for EU debate

Bakkes J, Aalbers L, Biggs O, Hoff H, Peterson G

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Integrating resilience thinking and optimisation for conservation.

Fischer J, Peterson G, Gardner T, Gordon L, Fazey I, Elmqvist T, et al.

Trends in ecology & evolution (2009)

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Integrating resilience thinking and optimisation for conservation.

Fischer J, Peterson G, Gardner T, Gordon L, Fazey I, Elmqvist T, et al.

Trends in ecology & evolution (2009)

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Understanding relationships among multiple ecosystem services.

Bennett E, Peterson G, Gordon L

Ecology letters (2009)

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Understanding relationships among multiple ecosystem services.

Bennett E, Peterson G, Gordon L

Ecology letters (2009)

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A test of the cross-scale resilience model: Functional richness in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems

Wardell D, Allen C, Peterson G, Tyre A, Wardwell D

Ecological Complexity (2008)

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Agricultural modifications of hydrological flows create ecological surprises.

Gordon L, Peterson G, Bennett E

Trends in ecology & evolution (2008)

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Agricultural modifications of hydrological flows create ecological surprises.

Gordon L, Peterson G, Bennett E

Trends in ecology & evolution (2008)

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Benthic algal production across lake size gradients: Interactions among morphometry, nutrients, and light

Vadeboncoeur Y, Peterson G, Vander Zanden M, Kalff J

ECOLOGY (2008)

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Benthic algal production across lake size gradients: interactions among morphometry, nutrients, and light.

Vadeboncoeur Y, Peterson G, Vander Zanden M, Kalff J

Ecology (2008)

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Making Investments in Dryland Development Work: Participatory Scenario Planning in the Makanya Catchment, Tanzania

Enfors E, Gordon L, Peterson G, Bossio D

Ecology and Society (2008)

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Making Investments in Dryland Development Work: Participatory Scenario Planning in the Makanya Catchment, Tanzania

Enfors E, Gordon L, Peterson G, Bossio D

Ecology and Society (2008)

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Panarchies and discontinuities.

Holling C, Allen C, Peterson G

Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems (2008)

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Practicing adaptive management in complex social-ecological systems

Gunderson L, Peterson G, Holling C

Complexity theory for a sustainable future (2008)

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Self-organization and ecological discontinuities in ecosystems

Peterson G

Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems (2008)

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Agriculture, water, and ecosystems: avoiding the costs of going too far

Falkenmark M, Finlayson M, Gordon L, Bennett E, Chiuta T, Coates D, et al.

Water for food. Water for life. A comprehensive assessment of water management in Agriculture (2007)

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District of Wisconsin

Peterson G

Adaptive Co-Management: Collaboration, Learning, and Multi-Level Governance (2007)

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Economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss.

Mikkelson G, Gonzalez A, Peterson G

PloS one (2007)

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Economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss.

Mikkelson G, Gonzalez A, Peterson G, Holland T

PloS one (2007)

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Can forest management based on natural disturbances maintain ecological resilience?

Drever C, Peterson G, Messier C, Bergeron Y, Flannigan M

Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2006)

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Can forest management based on natural disturbances maintain ecological resilience?

Drever C, Peterson G, Messier C, Bergeron Y, Flannigan M

Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2006)

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Ecological thresholds: the key to successful environmental management or an important concept with no practical application?

Groffman P, Baron J, Blett T, Gold A, Goodman I, Gunderson L, et al.

Ecosystems (2006)

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Editorial: special feature on scenarios for ecosystem services

Carpenter S, Bennett E, Peterson G

Ecology and Society (2006)

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Patterns in body mass distributions: sifting among alternative hypotheses

Allen C, Garmestani A, Havlicek T

Ecology (2006)

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Perceived barriers to integrating social science and conservation.

Fox H, Christian C, Nordby J, Pergams O, Peterson G, Pyke C

Conservation biology (2006)

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Policy strategies to address sustainability of Alaskan boreal forests in response to a directionally changing climate

Chapin F, Lovecraft A, Zavaleta E, Nelson J, Robards M, Kofinas G, et al.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2006)

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Policy strategies to address sustainability of Alaskan boreal forests in response to a directionally changing climate.

Chapin F, Lovecraft A, Zavaleta E, Nelson J, Robards M, Kofinas G, et al.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2006)

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Scenarios for ecosystem services: An overview

Carpenter S, Bennett E, Peterson G

Ecology and Society (2006)

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Special feature on scenarios for ecosystem services

Carpenter S, Bennett E, Peterson G

Ecology and Society (2006)

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Synthesis of the storylines

Cork S, Peterson G, Bennett E, Petschel-Held G, Zurek M

Ecology and Society (2006)

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Trade-offs across space, time, and ecosystem services

Rodriguez J, Beard T, Bennett E, Cumming G, Cork S, Agard J, et al.

Ecology an Society (2006)

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Water RATs (resilience, adaptability, and transformability) in lake and wetland social-ecological systems

Gunderson L, Carpenter S, Folke C, Olsson P, Peterson G

Ecology and Society (2006)

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A Systems Model Approach to Determining Resilience Surrogates for Case Studies

Bennett E, Cumming G, Peterson G

Ecosystems (2005)

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A Systems Model Approach to Determining Resilience Surrogates for Case Studies

Bennett E, Cumming G, Peterson G

Ecosystems (2005)

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Changes in ecosystem services and their drivers across the scenarios

Alcamo J, Vuuren V, Cramer W, Alder J, Bennett E, Carpenter S, et al.

Scenarios (2005)

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Ecological management: control, uncertainty, and understanding

Peterson G

Ecological paradigms lost: routes of theory change (2005)

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Ecology in Global Scenarios

Cumming G, Peterson G, Carpenter S, Pingali P, Bennett E, Zurek M

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment : Scenarios (2005)

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Four scenarios

Cork S, Peterson G, Petschel-Held G, Held P, Alcamo J, Alder J, et al.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment : Scenarios (2005)

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Looking to the Future of Ecosystem Services

Bennett E, Peterson G, Levitt E

Ecosystems (2005)

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Looking to the Future of Ecosystem Services

Bennett E, Peterson G, Levitt E

Ecosystems (2005)

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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Ecosystems and human well-being: wetlands and water synthesis

Finlayson M, Cruz R, Davidson N, Alder J, Cork S, Groot R, et al.

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Robustness in Ecosystems

Peterson G, Walker B, Anderies J, Kinzig A, Carpenter S

Robust Design: A Repertoire of Biological, Ecological, and Engineering Case Studies (2005)

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Resilience and vulnerability of northern regions to social and environmental change

Chapin F, Peterson G, Berkes F, Callaghan T, Angelstam P, Apps M, et al.

Ambio (2004)

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Assessing future ecosystem services a case study of the Northern Highlands Lake District, Wisconsin

Peterson G, Beard T, Beisner B, Bennett E, Carpenter S, Cumming G, et al.

Conservation Ecology (2003)

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Response diversity, ecosystem change, and resilience

Elmqvist T, Folke C, Nyström M, Peterson G, Bengtsson J, Walker B, et al.

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2003)

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Response diversity, ecosystem change, and resilience

Elmqvist T, Folke C, Nyström M, Peterson G, Bengtsson J, Walker B, et al.

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2003)

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Scenario planning: a tool for conservation in an uncertain world

Peterson G, Cumming G, Carpenter S

Conservation Biology (2003)

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Scenario planning: a tool for conservation in an uncertain world

Peterson G, Cumming G, Carpenter S

Conservation biology (2003)

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Scenario planning: a tool for conservation in an uncertain world

Peterson G, Cumming G, Carpenter S

Conservation biology (2003)

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Uncertainty and the management of multistate ecosystems: An apparently rational route to collapse

Peterson G, Carpenter S, Brock W

Ecology (2003)

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Uncertainty and the management of multistate ecosystems: an apparently rational route to collapse

Peterson G, Carpenter S, Brock W

Ecology (2003)

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Why global scenarios need ecology

Bennett E, Carpenter S, Peterson G, Cumming G, Zurek M, Pingali P

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2003)

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A summary and synthesis of resilience in large-scale systems

Gunderson L, Pritchard L, Holling C, Folke C, Peterson G

Resilience and the behavior of large-scale systems (2002)

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Alternative stable states

Peterson G

Learning Landscape Ecology (2002)

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Contagious Disturbance, Ecological Memory, and the Emergence of Landscape Pattern

Peterson G

Ecosystems (2002)

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Estimating resilience across landscapes

Peterson G

Conservation Ecology (2002)

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Estimating resilience across landscapes

Peterson G

Conservation Ecology (2002)

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Forest dynamics in the southeastern United States: managing multiple stable states

Peterson G

Resilience and the behavior of large-scale systems (2002)

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Resilience in Large-Scale Systems

Holling C, Folke C, Peterson G

Resilience and the behavior of large-scale systems (2002)

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Resilience management in social-ecological systems: a working hypothesis for a participatory approach

Walker B, Al. E, Walker1a B, Carpenter S, Anderies1b J, Abel1b N, et al.

Conservation Ecology (2002)

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Surprises and sustainability: cycles of renewal in the Everglades

Gunderson L, Holling C, Peterson G

Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems (2002)

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Sustainability and Panarchies

Holling C, Gunderson L, Peterson G

Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems (2002)

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The challenge of environmental justice

Middendorf G, Grant B

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2002)

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Deforestation and forest regeneration following small-scale gold mining in the Amazon: the case of Suriname

Peterson G, Heemskerk M

Environmental Conservation (2001)

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Deforestation and forest regeneration following small-scale gold mining in the Amazon: the case of Suriname

Peterson G, Heemskerk M

Environmental Conservation (2001)

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Learning to manage, while managing to learn

Peterson G

Whole Earth (2001)

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Using ecological dynamics to move toward an adaptive architecture

Peterson G

Construction ecology: Nature as the basis for green buildings (2001)

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Political ecology and ecological resilience : An integration of human and ecological dynamics

Peterson G

Ecological Economics (2000)

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Resilience in Ecological Systems

Gunderson L, Peterson G

Handbook of ecosystem theories and management (2000)

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Scaling ecological dynamics: Self-organization, hierarchical structure, and ecological resilience

Peterson G

Climatic Change (2000)

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The risks and benefits of genetically modified crops: A multidisciplinary perspective

Peterson G, Cunningham S, Deutsch L, Erickson J, Quinlan A, Raez-Luna E, et al.

Conservation Ecology (2000)

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Ecological resilience, biodiversity, and scale

Peterson G, Allen C, Holling C

ECOSYSTEMS (1998)

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Ecological resilience, biodiversity, and scale

Peterson G, Allen C, Holling C

Ecosystems (1998)

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Use and Analysis of Complex Adaptive Systems in Ecosystem Science : Overview of Special Section

Hartvigsen G, Kinzig A, Peterson G

Ecosystems (1998)

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Ecology, ethics, and advocacy

Peterson G, Pope S, De Leo G, Janssen M, Malcolm J, Parody J, et al.

Conservation Ecology (1997)

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Regional responses to global change

Holling C, Peterson G, De Leo G, Hellmann J, Janssen M, Kinzig A, et al.

Conservation Ecology (1997)

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Self-organization in ecosystems: lumpy geometries, periodicities and morphologies

Holling C, Peterson G, Marples P, Sendzimir J, Redford K, Gunderson L, et al.

Global change and terrestrial ecosystems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England (1996)

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Animal Aggregation: Experimental Simulation Using Vision-Based Behavioural Rules

Peterson G

1992 Lectures in complex systems (1992)

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Professional experience

Professor in environmental sciences with emphasis on resilience and social-ecological systems

Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

March 2011 - Present

Education history

University of Florida

MSc

Present

University of Florida

PhD

Present

University of Waterloo

BASc

Present