Julian T Inglis

PhD student

Julian joined the Centre for Mountain Studies in March 2015. His research concerns the development of an integrated sustainable development framework for coastal and marine regions, supervised by Professor Martin Price, Dr Rosalind Bryce (Centre for Mountain Studies) and Dr Karen Alexander (Scottish Association for Marine Science).


  • MPhil Polar Studies, University of Cambridge (with Distinction)
  • MSc Ecology and Physical Geography, Carleton University, Canada (with Distinction)
  • BSc Zoology and Geography, University of Aberdeen


Julian Inglis

Professional Career

His professional career began working as a range biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in the  Mackenzie Delta region and Queen Elizabeth Islands, Northwest Territories. He subsequently worked for the Department of Northern Affairs in scientific and management positions concerned with land management, conservation, regional planning and sustainable development.  Julian served as a member of the UNESCO/Canada, Man and the Biosphere Committee, founded the Centre for Traditional Knowledge, and was appointed Visiting Professor, Department of Geography, Carleton University, Ottawa.

Julian subsequently served as IUCN’s Chief Technical Adviser in  Balochistan and the Northern Areas, Pakistan before moving to Sarawak, Malayasia as Chief Technical Adviser on a project to improve the management of five national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. On his return to Scotland he worked as project manager on three EU funded projects, most recently concerned with integrated coastal management around the North Sea.

A common theme of his work is in engaging with stakeholders in working towards achieving sustainable development at local and regional levels.

Selected publications and reports

  • Inglis, J.T. 2013 Report on stakeholder involvement in SUSCOD. Interreg IVB North Sea Programme 100pp
  • Inglis, J.T. 2013 Report on climate impact and risk awareness: Assessment of climate effects, Fife, Scotland. SUSCOD Interreg IVB North Sea Programme. 58 pp
  • Inglis, J.T. 2013 Report on the development of a recreation guiding measure: management of the West Sands, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland. SUSCOD Interreg IVB North Sea Programme.24 pp
  • University of Abertay and J.T. Inglis 2013. Fife Landscape Explorer (FLEX) – an innovative, interactive 3D computer visualisation of North East Fife including climate change scenarios.
  • Inglis, J.T. 2012 A Management Plan for the West Sands, St. Andrews 2012-2025. (on behalf of the West Sands Partnership).
  • Inglis, J.T. 2004 International environmental conventions for government and industry. Presentation to the Supreme Council on Environment and Natural Reserves, Doha, Qatar.
  • Inglis, J.T. 2003. Digital Atlas of Niah, Similajau, Lambir Hills and Bukit Tiban National Parks, and Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarawak, Malaysia. Prepared for the Department of Forestry, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Inglis, J.T. 2003. Proposal for the nomination of the Lambir–Niah–Sibuti Cluster of Totally Protected Areas as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prepared for State Government of Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Inglis, J.T. 2003. Protected Area Management Plans: Niah, Similajau, and Lambir Hills National Parks, and Sibuti Wildlife Sanctuary. Prepared for the Department of Forestry, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Inglis, J.T. 1999 Balochistan Conservation Strategy. IUCN, Pakistan.
  • Inglis, J.T. 1998. Understanding the use of traditional knowledge in policy and decision making. In: Manseau, Micheline, Ed. Proceedings of the workshop: Traditional and Western Scientific Environmental Knowledge. Northwest River, Labrador, September 10-11, 1997. Terra Borealis No. 1. Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research, Labrador, Canada.
  • Arctic Institute of North America. 1996. Circumpolar aboriginal people and co-management practice: current issues in co-management and environmental assessment. Proceedings of a workshop, Inuvik, N.W.T. November 20-24, 1996. Arctic Institute of North America, Calgary.
  • Inglis, J.T. ed. Federal Environmental Assessment and Review Process and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Ottawa.
  • Inglis, J.T., 1996. User Guide to ICONS: Integrated Conservation Networking Software. Ottawa.
  • Inglis, J.T., 1996. Towards an Integrated Resource Management Plan for the Lower Liard Valley, NWT. Report and atlas prepared for Canadian Forest Service and Communities of Fort Liard and Nahanni Butte. (English and local languages.)
  • Inglis, J. T., 1996. Towards the Development of a Guideline on the Participation of Indigenous Peoples and Their Knowledge in Environmental Assessment and Development Planning. Report prepared for the World Council of Indigenous Peoples, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Inglis, J.T. 1996 Arctic Ecozones: Canada’s State of Environment Report. Department of Environment, Government of Canada, 1996.
  • Inglis, J.T., 1994. The Inuit of Clyde River, Baffin Island, Canada and Bowhead Whale Conservation. Paper presented at a Conference on Community Based Resource Management, University of Sussex, June, 1994. Summary published by International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.
  • Inglis, J. T., 1994. Ed. Traditional Knowledge in Tropical Environments. Nature & Resources, Vol. 30, No.1. UNESCO, Paris (English and French)
  • Inglis, J. T., 1994. Ed. Traditional Knowledge into the Twenty-First Century. Nature & Resources, Vol. 30, Number 2. UNESCO, Paris. (English and French)
  • Inglis, J. T. 1994. Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Final Project Report, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa.
  • Inglis, J. T. 1993. Ed. Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Concepts and Cases. International Development Research Centre, Ottawa. 142 p.
  • Inglis, J. T. and P. LeBlanc, 1991. Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Summary of the International Workshop on Indigenous Knowledge and Community - Based Resource Management. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Sept. 24-26, 1991. (English, French, Spanish)
  • Government of Canada, 1990. Map of the North Polar Region, National Atlas of Canada, Fifth Edition. Ottawa
  • Inglis, J.T. 1990. The UNESCO/Canada Man and the Biosphere Program. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Sustainable Development Through Northern Conservation Strategies, University of Calgary Press. pp. 141-148.
  • Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Government of Canada, 1990. Regional Land Use Plans for Lancaster Sound and Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta, Ottawa.
  • Simmons, N., M. Freeman, and J.T. Inglis 1987. Research and Monitoring in Circumpolar Biosphere Reserves. Proceedings of the Symposium. Boreal Institute for Northern Studies - Occasional Publication Number 20.
  • Inglis, J. T., 1986. Sustainable Development in the Northern Circumpolar Region: Proceedings of a Workshop, IUCN Conference on Conservation and Development, Ottawa, Ontario. June 2 - 4, 1986.
  • Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1984. Report of the Task Force on Northern Conservation. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Government of Canada Ottawa.
  • Inglis, J.T., 1983. Developing biosphere reserves in northern Canada. In: Conservation, science and society : contributions to the First International Biosphere Reserve Congress, Minsk, Byelorussia/USSR, 26 September - 2 October 1983
  • Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1982. The Lancaster Sound Region: 1980-2000. Lancaster Sound Regional Study Green Paper. (includes scientific and technical reports, data atlas, and proceedings of public review phase. (English, French, Inuktitut)
  • Inglis, J.T., 1982. A Comprehensive Conservation Policy and Strategy for the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Government of Canada. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. 98 p.
  • Inglis, J.T., 1979. Land management in Northern Canada and Fennoscandia. Polar Record / Volume  19 / Issue 123 / September 1979, pp 543 - 561
  • Inglis, J. T., 1979. Analysis of Land Management Regimes in Certain Northern Lands. M. Phil.Thesis, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Inglis, J. T., 1975. Vegetation and Reindeer-Range Relationships in the Forest-Tundra Transition Zone, Sitidgi Lake Area, N.W.T. M.Sc. Thesis. Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa.
  • Inglis, J. T., 1972. The Impact of Reindeer Grazing on Selected Areas of Winter Range in Successive Years, Mackenzie Delta Area, N.W.T., Canada. In: Proceedings of the First Reindeer/Caribou Symposium. Fairbanks, Alaska, 1972. pp: 335 - 341.
  • Inglis, J.T. and C. Jonkel, 1972. Ellesmere Island Range Studies. Canadian Wildlife Service, Ottawa. 24 p. with extensive map and photo appendices.