Edited Books

Lemelin, H., Dawson, J., and Stewart, E. J. (2012). Last Chance Tourism: adapting tourism opportunities in a changing world. London, UK: Routledge.

Contributions in this publication:

Last Chance TourismLemelin, R.H., Stewart, E.J. and Dawson, J., “An introduction to last chance tourism”, (Chap 1) p.3-9.

Johnston, M.E., Viken, A. and Dawson, J., “First and lasts Arctic tourism: last chance tourism dialectic of change.”, (Chap 2) p.10-24.

Steiger, R., Dawson, J., and Stotter, J., “Last tourism chance in alpine regions: last chance to ski?”, (Chap 4) p.42-54.

Stewart, E. J., Dawson, J., and Lemelin, R.H., “The Transformation of Polar Bear Viewing in the Hudson Bay Region, Canada”, (Chap 7) p.89-102.

Dawson, J., Stewart, E.J., and Lemelin, R.H., (Chap 15) p. 218-228.

Refereed Chapters in Books

the practice of sustainable tourismDawson, J., Lemelin, R.H., Stewart, E.J. & Taillon, J. (2015). Last chance tourism: a race to be last? In M. Hughes, D. Weaver, & C. Pforr (Eds.), The practice of sustainable tourism: Resolving the paradox (pp. 133-145). London, New York: Taylor and Francis.

international perspectives on climate changeJaja, J., & Dawson, J. (2014). What contributes to climate change adaptive capacity: A retrospective case study in a Caribbean small island community. In W. Leal Filho, F. Alves, S. Caeiro, & U.M. Azeiteiro (Eds.), International perspectives on climate change (pp. 123–133). New York: Springer.

Climate change and Polar Bear Viewing

Dawson, J., Stewart, E.J. and Scott, D. (2010). “Climate change and polar bear viewing: a case study of visitor demand, carbon emissions and migration in Churchill, Canada”, Tourism and Global Change in Polar Regions, C. M. Hall and J. Saarinen, New York, Routledge, 88-103.

Envrironmental Values Water Based TouristsDawson, J. and Lovelock, B. (2007). “Environmental values of non-consumptive and consumptive water based tourists in the south island of New Zealand”, Tourism and the Consumption of Wildlife: hunting, shooting and sport fishing, B. Lovelock, New York, Routledge, 129-140.→


Non-refereed Chapters in Books

Park and Protected areas in Canada

Lemelin, R.H., Johnston, M.E., & Dawson, J. (2016). Northern parks and protected areas. In P. Dearden, R. Rollins, & M. Needham (Eds.), Parks and protected areas in Canada: Planning and management, fourth edition (pp. 270–293). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

tourism destination development

Viken, A., Johnston, M.E., Nyseth, T., & Dawson, J. (2014). Responsible tourism governance: A case study of Svalbard and Nunavut. In A. Viken & B. Granas (Eds.), Tourism destination development: Turns and tactics (pp. 245–262). Surrey: Ashgate.

Indigenous People

Lemelin, R.H., Thompson-Carr, A., Stewart, E.J., Dawson, J., Johnston, M.E., and Garnett, R. (2013). “Indigenous people: discussing the forgotten dimensions of dark tourism and battlefield tourism”, New Issues in Polar Tourism: Communities, Environments, Politics, Müller, D. K., Lundmark, L, and Lemelin, R. H., London, Springer, 205-215.

Cruise-Tourism-in-Polar-RegionsStewart, E., Draper, D. and Dawson, J. (2010). “Monitoring patterns of cruise tourism across Arctic Canada”, Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions: Promoting Environmental and Social Sustainability?, M. Lueck, P.T. Maher and E.J. Stewart, London, Earthscan, 133-145


Stewart, E.J., Drapper, D. and Dawson, J. (2010).  “Coping with change and vulnerability: a case study of resident attitudes toward tourism in Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada”, Polar Tourism: Human, Environmental and Governance Dimensions, M. Lueck, P.T. Maher and E.J. Stewart, Elmsford, NY, Cognizant Communications Corp.

Natural-Resources-and-Aboriginal-Peoples-in-CanadaDawson, J., Stewart, E.J., Maher, P.T., and Slocomb, D.S. (2009). “Climate change complexity and cruising in Canada’s Arctic: a Nunavut case study”, Natural Resources and Aboriginal People in Canada, R.B. Anderson & R.M. Bone (eds), Concord ON, Captus Press, 414-439.→

Papers in Refereed Journals

Weber, M., Groulx, M., Lemieux, C.J., Scott, D., & Dawson, J. (2019). Balancing the dual mandate of conservation and visitor use at a Canadian world heritage site in an era of rapid climate change. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 1-20.

Olsen, J., Carter, N.A., & Dawson, J. (2019). Community perspectives on the environmental impacts of Arctic shipping: Case studies from Russia, Norway and Canada. Cogent Social Sciences, 5 (1). 1-20.

Ford., J.D., Clark, D., Pearce, T., Berrang-Ford, L., Copland, L., Dawson, J., New, M., & Harper, S.L. (2019). Changing access to ice, land and water in Arctic communities. Nature Climate Change, 9. 335 319.

Cook, A.J., Copland, L. Noël, B.P.Y., Stokes, C.R., Bentley, M.J., Sharp, M.J., Bingham, R.B., & van den Broeke, M.R. (2019). Atmospheric forcing of rapid marine-terminating glacier retreat in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Science Advances, 5. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau8507

Dawson, J.,Pizzolato,L.,Howell, S.E.L., Copland, L., & Johnston,M.E. (2018). Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Ship Traffic in the Canadian Arctic from 1990 to 2015. Arctic, 71. 15-26.

Lemieux, C.J., Groulx, M., Halpenny, E., Stager, H., Dawson, J., Stewart, E.J. & Hvenegaad, G.T. (2017). “The end of the ice age?”: Visitor motivations to experience disappearing world heritage and the climate change communication imperative. Environmental Communication, 12. 653-671.

Stewart, E.J., Liggett, D., & Dawson, J. (2017). The evolution of polar tourism scholarship: research themes, networks and agendas. Polar Geography, 40. 59.84.

Johnston, M.E., Dawson, J., & Maher, P.T. (2017). Strategic development challenges in marine tourism in Nunavut. resources, 6.

Bystrowska, M., & Dawson, J. (2017). Making places: The role of Arctic cruise operators in ‘creating’ tourism destinations. Polar Geography, 40, 208-226.

Johnston, M.E. Carlson, J., & Dawson, J. (2017). Communities and new development paths in the sparsely populated north. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 12. 

Porta, L., Abou-Abussi, Dawson, J., & Mussells, O. (2017). Shipping corridors as a framework for advancing marine law and policy in the Canadian Arctic. Oceans and Coastal Law Journal, 22. 61-84

Mussells, O., Dawson, J., & Howell, S.E. (2017). Navigating pressured ice: Risks and hazards for winter resource-based shipping in the Canadian Arctic. Oceans and Coastal Law Journal, 137. 57-67.

Song, G. (2016). Lessons from Dumpcano: Governance issues in solid waste management in Nunavut. Arctic Yearbook. 249-270.

Thoman, R., Dawson, J., Liggett, D., Lamers, M., Stewart, E., Ljubicic, G., Knol, M., & Hoke, W. ( 2016). Second Polar Prediction Project (PPP), Societal and Economic Research and Applications (SERA) Meeting focused on end user use of weather and climate information. BAMS. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0195.1

Mussells, O., Howell, S.E., & Dawson, J. (2016). Using RADARSAT to identify sea ice ridges and their implications for shipping in the Hudson Strait. Arctic 69 (4). DOI: 10.14430/arctic4604

Jaja, J., Dawson, J., & Gaudet, J. (2016). Using Social Network Analysis to examine the role of institutional integration for enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change in Caribbean small island communities, Local Environment 22 (4).

Johnston, M., Dawson, J., De Souza, E., & Stewart, E.J. (2016). Managing the fastest growing marine shipping sector in Arctic Canada: Pleasure craft vessels, Polar Record 53 (1).

Stewart, E.J., Wilson, J., Espiner, S., Purdie, H., Lemieux, C.J. & Dawson, J. (2016). Implications of climate change for glacier tourism. Tourism Geographies 18.

Stewart, E.J., Dawson, J., & Johnston, M.E. (in press, 2016). Growth and challenges in cruise tourism in Arctic Canada, Northern Public Affairs.

Jung, T., Gordon, N.D., Bauer, P., Bromwich, D.H., Chevallier, M., Day, J., Dawson, J., Doblas-Reyes, F., Fairall, C., Goessling, H., Holland, M., Inoue, J., Iversen, T., Klebe, S., Lemke, P., Losch, M., Makshtas, A., Mills, B., Nurmi, P., Perovich, D., Reid, P., Renfrew, I., Smith, G., Svensson, G., Tolstykh, M., & Yang, Q. (in press, 2016) Advancing polar prediction capabilities on daily to seasonal time scales, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Dawson, J. Stewart, E.J., Johnston, M.E., & Lemiux, C. (in press, 2016). Identifying and evaluating adaptation strategies for cruise tourism in Arctic Canada. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2015.1125358.

Groulx, M.G., Lemieux, C.J., & Dawson, J. (2016). Motivations to engage in last chance tourism in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area and Wapusk National Park: The role of place identity and nature relatedness. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2015.1134556.

de la Barre, S., Maher, P.T., Dawson, J., Hillmer, K., Huijbens, E.H., Lamers, M., Liggett, D., Muller, D., Pashkevich, A., & Stewart, E.J. (2016). Tourism and Arctic observation systems: Exploring the relationship. Polar Research, 35, 24980.

Ritsema, R., Dawson, J., Jorgenson, M., & Mcdougall, B. (2015) “Steering our own ship?”: An assessment of self-determination and self-governance for community development in Nunavut. The Northern Review, 41, 157-180.

Stewart, E.J., Dawson, J., & Johnston, M.E. (2015). Risks and opportunities associated with change in the cruise tourism sector: Community perspectives from Arctic Canada. Polar Journal, 5(2), 403-427.

Pashkevich, A., Dawson, J., & Stewart, E.J. (2015). Governance of expedition cruise ship tourism in the Arctic: A comparison of the Canadian and Russian Arctic. Tourism in Marine Environments, 10(3/4), 225-240.

Howell, S. E.L., Derksen, C., Pizzolato, L. and Brady, M. (2015), Multiyear ice replenishment in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: 1997–2013. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/2015JC010696.

Hall, M.C., Amelung, B., Cohen, S., Eijgelaar, E., Gossling, S., Higham, J., Leemans, R., Peeters, P., Ram, Y., Scott, D., Aall, C., Abegg, B., Arana, J.E., Barr, S., Becken, S., Buckley, R., Burns, P., Dawson, J., Doran, R., Dubois, G., Duval, D.T., Fennell, D., Gill, A.M., Gren, M., Gronau, W., Guiver, J., Hopkins, D., Huijbens, E.H., Koens, K., Lamers, M., Lemieux, C., Lew, A., Long, P., Melissen, F., Nawijn, J., Nicholls, S., Nilsson, J., Nunkoo, R., Pomering, A., Reis, A., Reiser, D., Richardson, R.B., Rogerson, C.M., Saarinen, J., Sæporsdottir, A.D., Steiger, R., Upham, P., van der Linden, S., Visser, G., Wall, G., & Weaver, D. (2015). Denying bogus skepticism in climate change and tourism research. Tourism Management, 47, 352-356.

Hall, M.C., Amelung, B., Cohen, S., Dawson, J Eijgelaar, E., Gossling, S., Higham, J., Leemans, R., Peeters, P., Ram, Y., Scott, D., Aall, C., Abegg, B., Arana, J.E., Barr, S., Becken, S., Buckley, R., Burns, P., Dawson, J., Doran, R., Dubois, G., Duval, D.T., Fennell, D., Gill, A.M., Gren, M., Gronau, W., Guiver, J., Hopkins, D., Huijbens, E.H., Koens, K., Lamers, M., Lemieux, C., Lew, A., Long, P., Melissen, F., Nawijn, J., Nicholls, S., Nilsson, J., Nunkoo, R., Pomering, A., Reis, A., Reiser, D., Richardson, R.B., Rogerson, C.M., Saarinen, J., Sæporsdottir, A.D., Steiger, R., Upham, P., van der Linden, S., Visser, G., Wall, G., & Weaver, D.  (2015). No time for smokescreen skepticism: a rejoinder to Shani and Arad. Tourism Management 47: 341-347.

Groulx, M.G., Lewis, J.L., Lemieux, C.J., and Dawson, J. (2014) Place-based climate change adaptation: a critical case study of climate change messaging and collective action in Churchill, Manitoba. Landscape and Urban Planning 132: 136-147.

Pizzolato, L., Howell, S. E. L., Derksen, C., Dawson, J., & Copland, L. (2014). Changing sea ice conditions and marine transportation activity in Canadian Arctic waters between 1990 and 2012. Climatic Change, 123(2): 161–173. doi:10.1007/s10584-013-1038-3.

Sharp, R.L., Lemieux, C.J., Thompson, J.L., and Dawson, J., (2014). Improving parks and protected area management in an era of rapid climate change through integrated social science. Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration 32(4):1-18.

Dawson, J., Johnston, M.E., Stewart, E.J. (2014). Governance of Arctic expedition cruise ships in a time of rapid environmental and economic change. Ocean & Coastal Management 89: 88-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.12.005

Johnston, M.E., Dawson, J., Childs, J. and Maher P.T., (2014) Exploring post-course outcomes of an undergraduate tourism field trip to the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Record 50(2): 147-155. DOI:

Dawson, J., Scott, D., and Havitz, M., (2013). Skier demand and adaptation to climate change in the US Northeast. Leisure/Loisir 37(2): 127-143. DOI: 10.1080/14927713.2013.805037

Lemelin, R.H., and Dawson, J. (2013). Case Study of the Designation-Effect of Marine Protected Areas in Coastal Arctic and Sub-Arctic Communities in Canada. Canadian Geographer 58(2). DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.2013.12059.x

Lemieux, C.J., Thompson, J., Dawson, J., and Shuster, R. (2013). Natural resource manager perceptions of agency performance on climate change. Journal of Environmental Management 114: 178-189. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.09.014

Lemelin, R.H., and Dawson, J., Johnston, M.E., Stewart, E.J., Mattina, C. (2012). Resilience, appartenance et tourisme au Nunatsiavut. Etudes Inuits/Inuit Studies 36(2): 35-58. DOI: 10.7202/1015977ar

Lemelin, R.H., Dawson, J., Johnston, M. and Stewart, E., and Mattina C. (2012). From Hunting and Fishing to Cultural Tourism and Ecotourism: Examining the Transitioning Tourism Industry in Nunavik. The Polar Journal, 2(1), 39-60. DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2012.679559

Dawson, J., and Scott, D. (2013). Managing for Climate Change in the Alpine Ski Sector. Tourism Management 35, 244-254. DOI:10.1016/j.tourman.2012.07.009

Johnston, A., Johnston, M.E., Dawson, J., and Stewart, E.J. (2012). Challenges of Changes in Arctic Cruise Tourism: Perspectives of Federal Government Stakeholders. Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 43(3), 335-347.

Johnston, A., Johnston, M., Stewart, E.J., Lemelin, H. and Dawson, J. (2012). Perspectives of Decision Makers and Regulators on Climate Change and Adaptation in Expedition Cruise Ship Tourism in Nunavut. Northern Review 35: 69-95.

Lemelin, H., Howell, S.E.L., Pearce, T., Stewart, E.J., Dawson, J., and Johnston, M.E. (2013). Local-Level Responses to Sea Ice Change and Cruise Tourism in Arctic Canada’s Northwest Passage. Polar Geography, 36(1-2): 142-162. DOI: 10.1080/1088937X.2012.705352

Dawson, J., Johnston, M. E., Stewart, E.J., Lemieux, C.J, Lemelin, R.H., Maher, P.T. and Grimwood, B. (2011). Ethical considerations of last chance tourism. Journal of Ecotourism 10(3): 205-262. DOI:10.1080/14724049.2011.617449

Stewart, E.J., Dawson, J., and Draper, D. (2011). Cruise Tourism and Residents in Arctic Canada: Development of a Resident Attitude Typology.  Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management 18: 95-106. DOI:10.1375/jhtm.18.1.95

Dawson, J., Scott D. and Havitz, M.E, (2011). Behavioral Adaptation of Alpine Skiers to Climate Change: Examining Activity Involvement and Place Loyalty. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing 28(4): 388-404. DOI: 10.1080/10548408.2011.571573.

Stewart E.J., and Dawson, J. (2011). A matter of good fortune? The grounding of the “Clipper Adventurer” in the Northwest Passage, Arctic Canada. Arctic 64(2), 263-267. DOI:

Dawson, J., and Scott, D. (2010) Systems analysis of climate change vulnerability for the US Northeast ski sector. Tourism, Development, Planning and Development 7(3), 219-235. DOI:10.1080/1479053X.2010.502383.

Lemelin, H., Dawson, J., and Stewart, E.J., Maher, P.T. & Lueck, M. (2010) Last chance tourism: the doom, the gloom and the boom of visiting destinations. Current Issues in Tourism 13(5), 477-493. DOI: 10.1080/13683500903406367.

Maher, P.T., Johnston, M.E., Dawson, J., and Noakes, J. (2010). Risk and changing environment in Antarctic Tourism. Current Issues in Tourism 14(4), 387-399. DOI:10.1080/13683500.2010.491896

Dawson, J. and Scott, D. (2010).  Climate change and tourism in the Great Lakes region: A summary of risks and opportunities. Tourism in Marine Environments 6(2-3): 119-132. DOI:

Stewart, E.J. Tivy, A., Howell, S.E.L., Draper, D. and Dawson, J. (2010). Cruise tourism and sea ice in Canada’s Hudson Bay region. Arctic 63(1): 57-66. DOI:

Dawson, J., Stewart, E.J., Lemelin, H. and Scott, D. (2010). The carbon cost of polar bear viewing in Churchill, Canada. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 18(3): 319-336. DOI:10.1080/09669580903215147

Dawson, J., McBoyle, G. and Scott, D. (2009). Climate change analogue analysis of ski tourism in the northeastern USA. Climate Research 39(1): 1-9.

Scott, D., Dawson, J., and Jones, B. (2008). Climate change vulnerability of the US Northeast winter recreation-tourism sector. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 13(5-6): 557-596.

Dawson, J., and Scott, D. (2007). Climate change vulnerability in the Vermont ski tourism industry (USA). Annals of Leisure Research 10(3-4): 550-571. DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2007.9686781

Dawson, J., Maher, P.T. and Slocombe, D. S. (2007). Climate change, marine tourism and sustainability in the Canadian Arctic: contributions from systems and complexity approaches. Tourism in Marine Environments 4(2-3): 69-83. DOI:

Dawson, J. (2007). Environmental values and passion for nature. Outward Bound Canada Journal of Outdoor Education 11: 17-20.

Dawson, J. (2006) Staff Interviews on Service – What’s Up? Outward Bound Canada Journal of Outdoor Education 10:16-18.

Dawson, J. (2006). Historical Development of Community Service: An Old Fashioned Prescription for Modern Times. Outward Bound Canada Journal of Outdoor Education 10:6-8.

Dawson, J. (2006). Program Evaluation: Leave the Accountants Out of It! Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education (Pathways) 18(3): 20-21.

Dawson, J. (2005). A Little Warmth in the Arctic: Elder Observations of Climate Change. Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education (Pathways) 17(2): 13-17.

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