SMEA Spring 2016 Seminars

Thanks to Nathan Bennett, Tommy Swearingen and Dan Tonnes and who recently gave informative and well-received presentations!

Nathan Bennett, “Considering Equity in Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management”

When: Thursday, May 12, 12:00 -1:00 PM

Where: Fisheries Teaching & Research Bldg (FTR) Room 034

Nathan Bennett is an environmental social scientist who conducts research on marine conservation and environmental management in Southeast Asia, Latin and North America. This talk will bring together his work on equity in marine protected areas globally, on indigenous fisheries in Canada, and in global environmental governance frameworks. He will make connections to work on ocean grabbing and explore the role of social science in equitable conservation.

Tommy Swearingen, “An Overview of the Oregon Marine Reserves Human Dimensions Research Program”

When: Friday, April 22, 12:00 PM

Where: Marine Studies (MAR) Room 268

Tommy Swearingen is the Human Dimensions Research Project Leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program and oversees the program’s human dimensions research, working in conjunction with a multitude of research partners in academia and the private sector.

Dan Tonnes, “Working with fishermen to recover rockfish”

When: Tuesday, April 12, 12:00 -1:30 PM

Where: Fisheries Teaching & Research Bldg (FTR) Room 034

Dan Tonnes is the Project leader for the Puget Sound Rockfish Recovery Planning for the National Marine Fisheries Service.  Since Winter Quarter 2016, Dan has been appointed as the Liaison between NOAA and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. He is with Puget Sound Ecosystem Branch NMFS/Protected Resources Division, NOAA.

For additional information, please contact seminar coordinator Dave Fluharty;