Jennifer Bonnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at York University, where she teaches courses in Canadian, environmental and public history. She is the author of Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and the editor, with Marcel Fortin, of Historical GIS Research in Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2014). Her current research includes an environmental history of beekeeping and environmental change in the Great Lakes Region; and a history of human relationships with wildlife in British Columbia.

Bonnell_ReclaimingTheDonReclaiming the Don shows how this unruly valley, but paradoxical sliver of paradise, has been geographically and culturally central to the history of Toronto. In these pages nature and the city become tangled up together as Toronto and the Don define one another across two centuries.” Read more
HGIS book cover image_highres“…deeply informed by good historical scholarship and inspired by creative spatial thinking, this book could become the crossover text that HGIS has needed…. It could become an essential reader for historians of all kinds, in Canada and the United States and beyond, for how to think spatially about environmental and urban history.” Read more