Forest Resources Management and Sociology
David is a USI Sustainability Teaching Fellow at the University of British Columbia where he is also an Associate Professor in the departments of Forest Resources Management, and Sociology. His research programme focuses on contention over environmental issues, including climate change, forestry, and wilderness preservation. This involves studies of the role of social networks in the environmental movement, values and attitudes about environmental issues, climate change policy networks, climate justice, and relations between Aboriginals and non-aboriginals regarding natural resource and other environmental issues.
In the context of his research, David Tindall collaborates with a variety of NGOs. David Tindall teaches graduate courses on social research methods, social network analysis, and undergraduate courses on forests and society, social survey methods, and sociology and natural resources.
His new co-edited book (with Ronald Trosper and Pamela Perreault) is entitled, Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada, published in 2013 by UBC Press. In addition to his academic work, David Tindall is a Presenter for the Climate Reality Project Canada. He was born in Vancouver, where he also currently resides. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. and a B.A. from the University of Victoria.