Natural Systems Design, Seattle, WA (2004 – 2007)
Preparation of Biological Evaluations and documents for the
Federal, State and Local level permitting of stream and wetland
CAICOS Corporation, WA (2002)
Environmental Planner and Permit Manager of shoreline projects; researcher on tidal energy. Planning, design, permitting, environmental assessment, preparation of biological evaluations, and coordination of professional services such as surveys, engineering, and construction
I.R.M. Consulting, Vancouver, BC (2000)
Clean Development Mechanism Market Study for Mexico. Prepared for the CDM & JI Office, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa.
The Sheltair Group Resource Consultants, Vancouver, BC (1999) (Volunteer work)
The development of a concept plan for the City of Yu’xi, Yunnan, China – project lead by Bing Thom Architects/Revery Architecture
Responsibilities included: In July 1999 conducted background research on infrastructure planning and costing, and on the existing policy context.
Participated in the facilitation of the public involvement process and in conducting interviews with local government authorities and utilities.
Participated in the development of indicators for a proposed assessment framework; and in reporting.
ESSA Technologies, Vancouver, BC (1998)
Library researcher on expert systems in fisheries and risk assessment
Dovetail Consulting, Vancouver, BC (1997)
Facilitator: Howe Sound Round Table Community Workshop.
British Columbia Forest Practices Code Conference.
Center for Technology Assessment in Baden-Wurtemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1998)
Language editor of a book on risk perception and cognitive architecture - a project with Prof. Ortwin Renn
Center for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany (1997)
Researcher on the following projects:
Long-term Integration of Renewable Energy Sources Into the European Energy System and its Potential Economic and Environmental Impacts;
Total Costs and Benefits of Biomass in Selected Regions of the European Union (BioCost);
Dynamic Electricity-Cost Development Under Competition of Advanced Conversion Technologies.
Department of Commerce and Business Administration, UBC, Vancouver (1999)
Working with Prof. Dev Jennings, Head of MBA program (now professor at the University of Alberta) Researcher on Regulatory Feedback Mechanisms in Water Quality Management;
Analysis of Institutional Systems in Environmental Management and Enforcement
Department of Economics, UBC, Vancouver (1996)
Researcher on the impact of government policies on agriculture in the Lower Fraser Basin: 1950-present, Fraser Basin Ecosystem Study.
Institute for Resources and Environment (now IRES), UBC, Vancouver (1996)
Working with Prof. Les Lavkulich, Chairman of the Institute (now Chairman of the Soil, Water and Air Laboratory).
Researcher on the impacts of land use changes on ecosystem dynamics and health, Fraser Basin Ecosystem Study.
Sustainable Development Research Institute, UBC, Vancouver (1995) (now part of IRES)
Working with the Director of the Institute: Prof. John Robinson (professor at IRES and the Department of Geography)
Researcher on QUEST modeling;
Workshop organizer and coordinator of "Reconciling Human Welfare and Ecological Carrying Capacity" for the development of an interdisciplinary research agenda for the University of British Columbia.
Clients & Projects
Boyle, Lavkulich, Shreier, Kiss. "Changes in Land Cover and Subsequent Effects on Lower Fraser Basin Ecosystems from 1827-1990" in Environmental Management, 1997, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 185-196.
Renn, Rohrmann (ed.), 2000. "Cross-Cultural Risk Perception: A Survey of Empirical Studies", Kluwer Academic Publishers: Boston, 2000. (language editor)
Kiss, Emese 2002. "The Impact of Water Law Enforcement on Corporations: A comparison of British Columbia's Lower Fraser Basin and Washington's Puget Sound Area", Master Thesis, UBC, January, 2002.
Dr. Imre Lazar, Emese Kiss, 2002. "Gold, Cyanide, and Fish in the River of Life and Death" Chapter 14 in Just Ecological Integrity: The Ethics of Maintaining Planetary Life, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Inc.
P. Devereaux Jennings, Paul A. Zandbergen and Martin L. Martens, "Complications in Compliance: Variation in Environmental Enforcement in British Columbia’s Lower Fraser Basin, 1985-1996", Chapter 3, Kellog School of Management, 2004. (last phase of data collection)