Institute of Island Studies | Research Associates
Dr. Irené Novaczek
Breadalbane, Prince Edward Island
Dr. Irené Novaczek has lived and worked on islands for most of her life, in Canada, Europe, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific. A marine scientist, she has researched and worked extensively in coastal resources management, often focusing on seaweed, and community development on small islands.
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Time and a Place: An Environmental History
of Prince Edward Island
Edited by Edward MacDonald, Joshua MacFadyen, and Irené Novaczek
Island Studies Press | 2016
Time and a Place tracks PEI’s changes from the Ice Age to the Information Age. Putting PEI at the forefront of Canadian environmental history, this work illuminates the numerous forces that shape and change ecosystems.
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Values Mapping Research Project (2011)
This research project, which was led by Dr. Irené Novaczek, generated basic information on how geographic sites are most valued by residents and non-resident landowners on Prince Edward Island. Click here for more details and to read the report
- Novaczek, I., MacFadyen, J., Bardati, D., & MacEachern, K. (2011). Social and cultural values mapping as a decision-support tool for climate change adaptation. Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island.
- Basin Head’s unique Irish moss seeing growth thanks to restoration efforts (CBC News, November 5, 2020)
- “Irené Novaczek, senior scientist for the Basin Head marine protected area, says the goal is to keep up restoration efforts with the hope that the moss reaches a point where it is able to sustain itself within the lagoon.”
- Environmental history book frames questions for P.E.I. future (CBC News, July 13, 2016)