Maritime Anthropology and Policy
Many opportunities exist within IGPMS to study the relationship between humans and the marine environment. Expertise in this area draws from the departments of Anthropology and Geography as well as the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Current areas of research encompass marine conservation and policy, economic development, economics of regulation and resource management, and the impacts of globalization. Specific ongoing interests include: international governance, marine protected areas, pollution regulation, invasive species impacts, marine aquaculture impacts, grassroots movements and collective choice. Research is both theoretical and applied, with opportunities to conduct projects all over the world, from the Arctic to Central America, Mexico, Asia, Africa, Melanesia – as well within California.
|Photo||Name||Department||Area of Research||Research Category|
|Chris Costello||Bren School of Environmental Science & Management||Environmental regulation and natural resource management with a particular emphasis on information, its value, and its effect on management decisions. Topical interests include biological diversity, introduced species, regulation of polluting industries, and marine policy.||Maritime Anthropology and Policy|
|David Lopez-Carr||Geography||Population (migration, fertility), health, environmental change, deforestation, rural development, Latin America.||Maritime Anthropology and Policy|
|Simone Pulver||Environmental Studies||Simone Pulver's research focuses broadly on the engagement of non-state actors, i.e. firms, non-governmental organizations and scientific experts, in climate change politics at international and national levels and in industrialized and developing-country settings.||Maritime Anthropology and Policy|
|Susan Stonich, Professor Emeritus||Anthropology||Human dimensions of global environmental change; coastal zone development, especially aquaculture and tourism; environmental movements and NGOs; information and communications technologies; Latin America and Asia.||Maritime Anthropology and Policy|
|Oran Young, Professor Emeritus||Bren School of Environmental Science & Management||Environmental instiutions / regimes, fisheries management, protection of marine mammals, offshore oil and gas development, compliance and enforcement, impacts on coastal communities and polar regions.||Maritime Anthropology and Policy|