Dr. Reade Davis
Memorial University Department of Anthropology
Reade Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Memorial University whose work has examined changing cultural and scientific paradigms related to economic development and conservation. He has carried out ongoing ethnographic and historical research in rural areas of Newfoundland and Labrador for more than two decades, exploring topics such as the transformation of rural livelihoods; the politics of fisheries, aquaculture, and oil and gas development; and efforts to establish integrated management planning, particularly in relation to terrestrial and marine protected areas. He has also done considerable work in Placentia Bay, where he has examined historical and contemporary tensions between coastal subsistence practices, commercial fisheries, emerging ocean industries like aquaculture, oil and gas, commercial shipping, and tourism, and marine conservation, as well as the efforts of federal, provincial, and private sector agencies to manage these tensions.