Ratana   Ratana Chuenpagdee
Canada Research Chair in Natural Resource Sustainability and Community Development
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Ratana is interested in interdisciplinary research, particularly in the integration of natural and social sciences to address resource management issues. She is currently developing an on-line visualization and participatory tool called ‘Coastal Transects Analysis Model’ (CTAM) to engage stakeholders in discussion about coastal sustainability and to support decision-making.

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Adam Fancy
Research Intern, ICN
Adam is currently doing work on the Coastal Transects Governance Model and is helping during the start up of ICN.  Adam’s research interests include fisheries resource management, policy development, international governance of fisheries and community outreach.

Ahmed   Ahmed Khan
Doctoral Student, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Telephone: (709) 743-2413

Ahmed is interested in examining the interaction between changes in marine biodiversity and their impact on coastal community wellbeing with the use of sustainability indicators. His proposed thesis research will focus on three major resource management issues within coastal zones: (i) identifying key indicators as drivers of biodiversity changes in fisheries, (ii) developing an integrated framework to analyze the interactions and interdependency of natural and human systems and (iii) modeling policy scenarios with key indicators for inshore fisheries governance and coastal community wellbeing.  His specific research interests include: integrated coastal zone management, fisheries bio-economics and socio-economic modeling, community development and resource governance.
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Jesssica   Jessica Kukac
Masters Student, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Jessica’s research interests are the conservation and sustainability of natural resources and community development.  She is examining how coastal communities in Newfoundland relate themselves to their natural resources, and the perceived impacts, if any, of community activities on local natural resources.  By examining community values, beliefs and behaviour, her goal is to bring awareness about resource issues to communities and encourage open discussions on resource management and sustainability.
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Anne Lucas
Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Bergen
Breiviksveien 40, N-5045 Bergen, Norway
Phone:  +47-55-959-659
Fax:  +47-55- 959-393

Anne is a visiting scientist to Memorial University as part of her sabbatical research program. Her background is in GIS, particularly marine applications including the integration of regional ocean models and remote sensing.  Her current focus is related to climate change and human adaptation in Norway, with the goal being to map vulnerability to multiple stressors and identify adaptive capabilities at the regional and local levels.

Anuradha   Anuradha Rao
Researcher, ICN

Anu is a 2006 recipient of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation’s Global Youth Fellowship, for which she studied the conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems in the interest of preventing disasters due to climate change.  She focused her research on eelgrass mapping in Newfoundland and mangrove restoration in Ghana.  Her research interests include coastal/marine ecosystem restoration and wildlife conservation.
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Andrew   Andrew Song
Masters Student, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Andrew's research interests are community-based coastal resource management and fisheries governance.  As part of his Master's thesis, he is looking at several fishing communities from an interactive governance perspective to investigate how governable the fishing systems are and to derive relevant policy recommendations.  His research will also shed some light on how the interactive governance theory could be refined.  His current areas of interest include the Philippines and Malawi.
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Svein   Svein Jentoft
Professor, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø
9037 Tromsø, Norway
Phone: +47 776-44307
Svein Jentoft’s research concerns the organization of decision-making processes in fisheries and coastal zone management.  His particular interests are co-management, participatory democracy, social and cultural impact analysis of marine and terrestrial resource management, industrial organization, community development and indigenous peoples' resource rights.  Current projects include "Fisheries governance and food security in the North and the South" and "Sharing responsibilities in Fisheries Management in Europe”.
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Derek   Derek Johnson
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology, 435 Fletcher Argue Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 5V5
Fax 204.474.7600

Derek's current research areas are sociocultural anthropology; cultural and political ecology; fisheries and coastal governance; political economy; globalisation; international development; Gujarat State, India; and Atlantic Canada.
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Jack   Jack Knestch
Professor Emeritus, School of Resource and Environmental Management and the Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Phone: (604) 987-2780
Fax:   (604) 987-2748
Jack Knestch’s field of study includes the use of land value changes as an indirect measure of the benefit provided by an amenity resource, areas of recreation and environmental quality, alternative techniques of assessing changes in economic welfare, economic analysis of the various legal rules and institutions, and behavioural economics.  Other interests are environment economics, cost-benefit analysis and law and economics.
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Rashid   Rashid Sumaila
Associate Professor and Director
Fisheries Economics Research Unit
University of British Columbia

Telephone: (604) 822-0224

Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such as fisheries subsidies, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries.  His teaching interests include Environmental Economics, Land and Forestry Economics, Critical Issues in Fisheries, Fisheries Economics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Natural Resource Economics and Applied Game Theory.
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