Stephen Decker, B.A., M.A. (Memorial), PhD (University of British Columbia, Okanagan)

Phone: (709) 639-6578


Office: AS 2022

Assistant Professor



I am an interdisciplinary, settler scholar with research interests in integrated resource management, Indigenous engaged research, wildlife conservation, resource and environmental management, human dimensions of natural resource management, and parks and protected areas planning and management. Integrative approaches to resource and environmental management include interdisciplinary, ecosystem-based, and stakeholder-engaged approaches that are crucial components of efforts to sustainably manage resource and environmental management challenges now and into the future. I have worked on human dimensions of wildlife management research projects in several western European countries and, more recently, on both the Island portion of the province as well as in areas of Labrador. My particular focus on the human dimensions of wildlife management is especially relevant in Newfoundland and Labrador and across the North as Indigenous, provincial, territorial, and federal wildlife managers are faced with a number of contentious management issues which demand the formulation and effective application of integrated management responses. I have an active research and graduate supervision portfolio with several current and emerging research projects and supervision of almost 20 graduate students to date - including several Indigenous students from Nunatsiavut. My research has been well-supported with research funding (as PI, Co-PI, or collaborator) totaling almost $3 million since 2016.