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Dianne Draper

Dianne Draper, PhD, is a professor in UCalgary's Department of Geography. She is recognized for her research in sustainable tourism, ecotourism and tourism growth management, as well as planning and policy in water resources management. Her current research focuses on governance and quality-of-life issues in tourism and other communities.

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Selected publications


  • Draper, D. and A. Zimmerman (2016). Our Environment: A Canadian Perspective. Fifth Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Nelson Education Ltd. 672 pp.
  • Northey, M., D. Draper and D. Knight. (2015). Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences. Sixth Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 327 pp.


Invited book chapters      

  • Alexander, S. and Draper, D. (2018, in press). “Worldviews and Co-existence with coyotes”. In Frank, B.,  (ed.). Reframing Co-existence. Cambridge University Press.
  • Stewart, E.J., Draper, D. and Dawson, J. (2011). “Coping with change and vulnerability: A case study of resident attitudes toward tourism in Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada”. In P.T. Maher, E.J. Stewart, and M. Luck (eds), Polar Tourism: Human, Environmental, and Governance Dimensions. New York: Cognizant Communications, pp. 33-53.
  • Stewart, E.J., Howell, S.E.L., Draper, D., Yackel, J. and Tivy, A. (2010). “Cruise tourism in Arctic Canada: Navigating a warming climate”. In C.M. Hall and J. Saarinen (eds). Polar tourism and global change. London: Routledge, pp. 71-88.


Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Pavelka, J. and D. Draper. 2015.  “Leisure negotiation within amenity migration.” Annals of Tourism Research, Vol 50, January 2015, p. 128-142. (DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2014.11.013 — also published online, Dec. 12, 2014).
  • Stewart, E.J., J. Dawson and D. Draper. 2011.  “Cruise tourism and residents in Arctic Canada: Development of a resident attitude typology.” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Vol. 18, Issue 1, p. 95-106. (DOI 10.1375/jhtm.18.1.95 — also published online, Feb. 23, 2012).


Invited papers, papers at conferences/meetings

  • Alexander, S. and Draper, D. “Coyotes in the crosshairs: the silent extinction,” Twelfth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Cross-cultural and Global Research as Interdisciplinary Practice, Hiroshima, Japan, July 26-28, 2017.
  • Draper, D. and Rettie, K.  “Experiential learning on public, private and protected lands”, Under Western Skies 2016: Water – Events, Trends, Analysis, 4th Biennial Conference on the Environment, Calgary, AB, September 28, 2016.
  • Tam, C-L. and Draper, D. “Creating social good in oil space: the power of communicative networks”, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Calgary, AB, May 31, 2016.
  • Alexander, S. and Draper, D. “Coyote Landscapes”, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Calgary, AB, May 31, 2016.
  • Tam, C-L. and Draper, D.  “Making shared value and ‘doing good’ in oil space through communicative networks”, The International Environmental Communication Association, 13th Biennial Conference on Communication and the Environment, Boulder, Colorado, June 13, 2015.
  • Draper, D. and Tam, C-L.  “EnSoGood: communicative networks and counter-narratives of Calgary oil space”, Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC., June 1-5, 2015.
  • Yembilah, R. and Draper, D. “Contextualising farmer-herder conflicts in Ghana: A Socio-Geographical Approach”.  International Association for the Study of the Commons, 15th Biannual Global Conference, Edmonton, AB., May 25-29, 2015.
  • Draper, D. and  Rettie, K. “Student research: guiding resource protection and visitor experience in Canada's mountain national parks “. Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, March 15, 2014.
  • Pavelka, J. and Draper, D. “Leisure negotiation and amenity migration”. 2013 National Recreation and Park Association, Leisure Research Symposium, Houston Texas, October 8-10, 2013.




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