Welcome to NixonsCan, the blog of Dr. J. Ashley Nixon, documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, and university teacher. Through my international career in sustainable development, I have been able to explore and experience life in many countries around the world. I continue to work on managing, better understanding, and communicating on environmental and social issues.
I earned my Ph.D. in ecology by studying environmental changes associated with woodland restoration on the beautiful island of Rum in the Scottish Hebrides. Following a long career in the energy industry with Shell, I teach writing about images (photography) and sustainability at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada.
I have co-authored a university textbook on environmental assessment and, more recently, published a book on developing communities in Peru. I am a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
My other interests, which include performance (music, dance, and sports), writing poetry, and art & design, also feature in my blogs.
Please also visit my photography and filmmaking website at www.jashleynixon.com