Dolagobinda Pradhan

BA, MA & M Phil (Utkal), MSc (AIT), PhD (UVIC)
Voicemail: 9282
Surrey Office: Fir 236B
Surrey Campus: 604.599.2397

Research Interests

My research interests focus primarily on topics within the fields of natural resource management and environmental sustainability. For the past 20 years, I have been investigating the impacts of globalization and trade liberalization policies on the Indian economy and society. In the past, I had the opportunity to work on a research project funded by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute to examine the impacts of coastal aquaculture on the local communities along the East Coast of India. At present, I am working on a research project investigating the impact of sea-level rise and livelihood adaptation strategies along the East Coast of India. Another research project that currently I am involved in is examining the socio-economic impacts of cyclones and the coping strategies of the local communities in Odisha, India with a special focus on women. This is a collaborative research project between the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in India and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Funding for this project has been received from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. In addition, I have worked for the Environmental Assessment Program for the Asia-Pacific region of the United Nations Environment Program (EAP-AP/UNEP) in Thailand between 1995-1999.

Courses taught

  • GEOG 1101 – Human Geography
  • GEOG 1160 – Geography of British Columbia
  • GEOG 2140 – Geography of Canada
  • GEOG 2190 – Geography of South Asia
  • GEOG 2400 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 3120 – Economic Geography
  • GEOG 3320 – Environment and Resources
  • GEOG 4100 - Research Design in Geography

Scholarly Work

  • Pradhan, D., M. R. Das, K. C. Rath, P. Krishnan and N. R. Das (ed.) 2016. Global Warming: Sea Level Rise and Community Adaptation Strategies. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, India and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada.
  • Samal, K.C., Flaherty, M., Pradhan, D., Patra, B. and Dora, B.B. (2014). Environmental Impacts of Use of Antibiotics in Shrimp Farming in India. New Delhi: Avon Publications.
  • Samal, K.C., Flaherty, M. and Pradhan, D. (2010). Coastal Aquaculture, Rural Livelihoods and Environment: Insights from Orissa. Journal of Rural Development 29(2): 229-247.
  • Flaherty, M., Samal, K.C., Pradhan, D. and Ray, S. (2009). Coastal Aquaculture in India: Poverty, Environment and Rural Livelihood. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company.
  • Pradhan, D. and Flaherty, M. (2008). National Initiatives, Local Effects: Trade Liberalization, Shrimp Aquaculture and Coastal Communities in Orissa, India. Society and Natural Resources 21(1): 63-76.
  • Flaherty, M., Samal, K.C., Pradhan, D. and Ray, S. (2007). Development of a Knowledge-base for Coastal Aquaculture Policy-making, Planning and Management. Nabakrushna Choudhry Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • Flaherty, M., Samal, K.C., Pradhan, D., Patra, B. and Dora, B. (2007). Use of Antibiotics in Shrimp Culture: A Study of Dhamara and Ersama in Orissa, India. Nabakrushna Choudhry Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • Pradhan, D. and Routray, J. K. (2001). Community Based Resource Management Through Social Forestry Program of India: A Micro-level Study of Hindol Block in Orissa State. Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development 11(2): 35-49.