Tim Paulson

Assistant Professor

Office: ART 245
Phone: 250.807.8588
Email: tim.paulson@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Canadian history; environmental history; economic history; history of capitalism.

Courses & Teaching

Environmental history; Canadian history; North American history; world history.




PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara
BA, University of Victoria

Research Interests & Projects

My current applied research seeks to evaluate models from range science using diverse historical documents and to use historical materials and insights in active land management on ranches and formerly grazed rangelands. I have several other projects on the go — please ask me about them!

Selected Publications & Presentations

Tim Paulson, Kevin C. Brown, and Peter S. Alagona, “The test of time: Using historical methods to assess models of ecological change on California’s hardwood rangelands,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2020. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2020.1782168

Peter S. Alagona and Tim Paulson, “From the Classroom to the Countryside: The University of California’s Natural Reserve System and the Role of Field Stations in American Academic Life,” Landscape and the Academy: Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Landscape Studies Series, ed. Jon Beardsley and Daniel Bluestone (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, 2019), 207-228.

Kelly Easterday, Tim Paulson, Proxima DasMohapatra, Peter Alagona, Shane Feirer, and Maggi Kelly, “From the field to the cloud: A review of three approaches to sharing historical data from field stations using principles from data science,” Frontiers in Environmental Science 6 (2018).

Tim Paulson, “From ‘Knife Men’ to ‘Streamlining with Curves’: Structure, Skill, and Gender in British Columbia’s Meatpacking Industry,” BC Studies 193 (Spring 2017): 115-145.

Peter S. Alagona, Tim Paulson, Andrew B. Esch and Jessica Marter-Kenyon, “Population and Land Use,” Ecosystems of California, ed. Hal Mooney and Erika Zavaleta (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2016), 75-94.


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