Simon Dalby

BSIA Fellow

Professor Emeritus, Wilfrid Laurier University

Simon Dalby is a Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University. His published research deals with climate change, environmental security and geopolitics.

He is author of Pyromania: FIre and Geopolitics in a Climate Disrupted World (Agenda, 2024) Rethinking Environmental Security (Edward Elgar 2022), Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability, (University of Ottawa Press, 2020), and co-editor of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (Routledge 2019), and Reframing Climate Change: Constructing Ecological Geopolitics (Routledge 2016).

Simon Dalby was educated at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Victoria and holds a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. Before joining the Balsillie School he was Professor of Geography, Environmental Studies and Political Economy at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Select Publications

  • Dalby, Simon. 2024. Pyromania: Fire and Geopolitics in a Climate Disrupted World Newcastle: Agenda Publishers.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2022. Rethinking Environmental Security Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Dalby, Simon. 2020. Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.


  • PhD, Simon Fraser University, 1988
  • MA, University of Victoria, 1982
  • BA Mod., Dublin University, Trinity College, 1979
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