Indigenous Ecology Lab

Indigenous Ecology Lab


Applying an Indigenous, relational worldview to ecological restoration.

Book coming Spring 2024!

Grenz, J. Medicine Wheel for the Planet. Canadian Rights: Knopf Canada (imprint of Penguin Random House Canada). Toronto, Canada. US Rights: University of Minnesota Press

Represented by Literary Agent, Stephanie Sinclair, at literary agency, Cooke McDermid. Scheduled release to public Spring 2024. 



Grenz, J. (2022). Indigenous Land Healing Beyond Hashtags. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

McKay, A. and Grenz, J. (2021). Healing the land and the academy. Nature Ecology & Evolution.  

Gillies S, Clements D, and Grenz J. (2016). Knotweed management strategies in North America with the advent of widespread hybrid Bohemian knotweed, regional differences, and the potential for biocontrol via the psyllid Aphalara itadori Shinji. Invasive Plant Science and Management Vol. 9 No. 1 pp 60-70. 

Clements D, Larsen T, and Grenz J. (2016). Knotweed (Fallopia sp.) Invasion of North America Utilizes Hybridization, Epigenetics, Seed Dispersal (Unexpectedly) and an Arsenal of Physiological Tactics. Invasive Plant Science and Management Vol. 9 No. 1 pp 71-80.

Conference Proceedings

Grenz, Jennifer. (2013). Control of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) to ensure public safety and economic efficiency in an herbicide restricted region of coastal British Columbia. Proceedings Western Society for Weed Science Conference 2013. Western Society for Weed Science, 2013-03-11. Poster.


Grenz, J. (2020). Healing the Land by Reclaiming an Indigenous Ecology: A journey exploring the application of the Indigenous worldview to invasion biology and ecology and its implications for the future of ecological management and food security.


*most pertinent

Author. Jennifer Grenz (2021). “Successful Inclusion” of Indigenous Knowledge in Natural Resource Management Decision-Making: Scholarly Analysis and Recommendations. Prepared for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Co-Author. Jennifer Grenz (2020). Indigenous Commercial Harvesting of Pinnipeds in British Columbia: Applying Indigenous Ecology for Management and Economic Opportunity. Pinniped Marine Management Plan. For: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (on behalf of Pacific Balance Marine Management Inc.).

Author. Jennifer Grenz. (2019). Framework for Knotweed Management in the Cowichan River Watershed. For: Cowichan Stewardship Roundtable (BC FLNRORD, BC Parks, Cowichan Regional District, North Cowichan Regional District, Mosaic Forest Management, BC Conservation Foundation, Cowichan Tribes, Cowichan Water Board).

Author. Jennifer Grenz. (2018). Regional Invasive Species Strategy for the Sunshine Coast. For: Sunshine Coast Invasive Species Working Group (Sunshine Coast Regional District, Sechelt First Nation, BC MFLNRORD, BC Parks, District of Sechelt, Town of Gibsons).

Co-Author. IPS Island Planning Services and Jennifer Grenz. (2014). Regional Invasive Species

Strategy for Metro Vancouver. For: Metro Vancouver.

Co-Author. Jennifer Grenz, Laurie Kremsater, Jennifer Morgan, Kyle Rezanoff, Dave Polster. (2014). District of Maple Ridge Noxious Weed Control Strategy. For: District of Maple Ridge.



Form of Mobilization





Digital and Print StoryIndigenizing agriculture, ensuring food supply resiliency

Country Life in BC

IntervieweeJune 22, 2022
Digital story and recorded audio interview“Serving the Why” Human role in the ecosystem. Feature of Indigenous Scholars for Indigenous History month.

Science World

IntervieweeJune 15, 2022

Podcast Episode

(1 hour)

Indigenous-led research to support agricultural adaptation and Indigenous food sovereigntyBC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN)Topic Expert/GuestFeb. 24, 2022
Radio Show/PodcastFeeding the Future

CBC Quirks & Quarks

Topic ExpertFeb. 26, 2022
Print MediaA wildfire has destroyed 90% of this town. Indigenous communities have been hit the hardest.


Topic ExpertJuly 14, 2021
Print Media‘The original farmers’: Interest in First Nations farming revival growing. 

Vancouver Sun

Topic ExpertDec. 6, 2020
Print MediaBackyard chicken keepers cautioned after U.S. salmonella warning

Vancouver Sun

Topic ExpertAug. 25, 2017
Broadcast InterviewAffordability in Metro Vancouver a Concern for FarmersGlobal BC NewsTopic ExpertAugust 4, 2016
Broadcast InterviewHybridized Knotweed: A greater risk to our ecosystems and infrastructureGlobal National NewsTopic ExpertJuly 20, 2015
Radio InterviewThe Hybrid Bohemian knotweed is more troublesome than its parentsCBC Radio One  “The Coast”Topic ExpertJune 17, 2015
Print MediaThe Plant That’s Eating BC: Knotweed

MACLEAN’S Magazine

Topic ExpertJune 12, 2015
Radio InterviewInvasive Species Regional StrategyCKNW 980 “Jill Bennett Show”Topic ExpertSept. 7, 2014
Broadcast InterviewInvasive Species & Tsunami DebrisGlobal BC NewsTopic ExpertFeb. 7, 2014
Broadcast InterviewInvasive Species SpartinaGlobal BC NewsTopic ExpertAug. 22, 2013