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December 9, 2015 / Rob Dyball

Mike McGinnis: SHE XXI Keynote

Michael V. McGinnis, Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterrey
 will be speaking on Re-Inhabitation: Watershed-based Activism in Alta California at SHE XXI.


Mike McGinnis works at the interface between science and policymaking.  He has fifteen years of professional and academic experience in the area of large-scale environmental policymaking and planning in diverse cultural and socio-economic settings. He has published over 100 journal articles, essays, books, reports and documents on large-scale ecosystem-based planning and biodiversity conservation, with a focus on oceans, rivers, creeks, and islands.  His edited compendium Bioregionalism (Routledge, 1999) is the primary text in the field.  He has also contributed to federal and state policymaking and planning activities for marine sanctuary management plans and watershed-based plans across coastal California. From 1993-2000 his NSF-funded research focused on the role of worldviews, values, beliefs and science in the development of ecosystem-based planning. From 1999-2008 he was an advisor to federal agencies in the development of marine ecosystem-based planning in California. During this time, he assisted the National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) Program in all of the planning aspects associated with the designation of marine reserves within the Channel Islands NMS.  In 2008 he was a Fulbright Scholar in southeastern Europe, and conducted a comparative study of marine governance supported by the European Union. In April 2012, he completed a two-year study on New Zealand’s marine governance framework funded by the ministries of that country.  McGinnis is currently completing two books on the subject of the role of ecology and politics in large-scale ecosystem-based planning and decision-making.

Join him at SHE XXI Santa Ana April 12-15. Registration details are here.

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