Part-time Instructor of Geography and Environment
Robert N. Thompson Bldg. Upper Level
+1 (604) 513-2121

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Aimee McGowan holds a B.A. in Social Sciences (Geography, Biology, and Psychology) from Trinity Western University and a Master’s in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University. Aimee has worked in marine ecology, entomology, and resource management. Currently, Aimee is an instructor in the Department of Geography and Environment at TWU and works as a Land Use Planner at the Agricultural Land Commission, where she contributes to managing agricultural land on Vancouver Island.

Research & Scholarship


  • M.R.M (Simon Fraser University)
  • B.A (Trinity Western University)

Recent Publications

McGowan, A. The extent, density, and biomass carbon of eelgrass (Zostera marina) meadows in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. Simon Fraser University. 2018; 1-62.

Postlethwaite, V., McGowan A., Kohfeld, K., Robinson, C., Pellatt, M. Low Blue Carbon Storage in Eelgrass (Zostera marina) meadows on the Pacific Coast of Canada. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13(6).

McGowan, A., Postlethwaite, V., Kohfeld, K., Yakimishyn, J., and Robinson, C. Blue Carbon Storage Variability in Eelgrass Meadow on the Pacific Coast of Canada. Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 2017; 1-8.

McGowan, A.., Jordan, G.J., Spinney, J.E.L., and Jordan, D.A. Travel mode and school catchment area: A case study in Langley, B.C. Western Geography. 2016; 18-31.


  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Land Use Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Marine Ecology

Courses Taught

  • GENV 182 Digital Earth
  • GENV 282 Geographic Information Systems
  • GENV 341 Resource and Envrionmental Management
  • GENV 410 Senior Thesis
  • GENV 482 Geovisualization and Analysis