John N. "Jack" Kittinger

BS Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MS Marine Science, University of San Diego

I am pursuing my PhD in the Department of Geography at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. My research interests include marine resource management and planning, social-ecological system dynamics, and conservation of marine ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago and the Asia-Pacific region.

Though my background is primarily in marine ecology, my PhD research is combining social and ecological methods to investigate the historical ecology of coral reef ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago. In this research I am focusing on investigating the resilience of social-ecological systems in order to better understand the factors that contribute to sustainability

The Environmental Law Program, William Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i, Manoa. Focus Hawai‘i: UH Climate Change Teach In. January 30, 2008. The event was held prior to the U.S. climate summit: the U.S.-initiated Major Economies Meeting at the East West Center on Jan. 30-31, 2008.

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