Women marine scientists share their stories

Liana Talaue-McManus

Scientist of Marine Affairs, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA

Liana Talaue-McManus, Ph.D., pioneered participatory approaches for integrated coastal planning and resource management in the Philippines in the 1990s when natural resource governance was devolved to the local level.

At the global scale, she is involved with global coastal change research and the effective integration of human dimensions with natural science in examining and managing coastal environmental issues. She chaired the Scientific Steering Committee of the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Project from 2002-2004; and was Co-Chair of the Coastal Panel of the Integrated Global Observing System from 2003-2007.

Currently, she is lead author in developing assessment methods to examine the socioeconomic impacts of policy interventions by the Global Environment Facility in transboundary waters. She is also a founding member of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) Coastal Zone Community of Practice. She is active in institutional and policy research in the state of Florida, USA, and in Caribbean nations including the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.

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