Dr. Dean Bavington

Dr. Dean Bavington

Memorial University
Department of Geography

My academic experience and research activities are oriented toward gaining a critical geographical understanding of managerial approaches toward nature and possible alternatives with a focus on Newfoundland and Labrador cod fisheries.

I received my B.Sc.(H) in Biology from Acadia University in 1995 and completed a Masters in Environmental Studies at York University in 1997. My Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Studies was completed in 2005 at Wilfrid Laurier University. I subsequently spent three years as a Michigan Society of Fellows post-doc and assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. From 2008-2011 I was a Canada Research Chair in Environmental History at Nipissing University.

My research and publications are focused on three main areas:

  1. Managerial & Other Logics
    • Marine Fisheries Management (e.g. Newfoundland and Labrador Cod Fisheries)
    • Fresh Water Fisheries Management (e.g. Lake Nipissing Pickerel & Lake Victoria Nile Perch)
  2. How to Think About Environmental Science, Technology & Policy
    • Fisheries Science, Aquaculture and the Blue Revolution (e.g. Cod Farming)
    • Fish Genome Projects and Aquatic Biotech (e.g. GM Atlantic Salmon)
    • Environmental History and Policy
  3. Violent Numbers, Subsistence and the Vernacular
    • Violent Numbers & Environmental Justice (e.g. MSY & Global Fisheries)
    • Subsistence Economies and Ecologies (e.g. Food fisheries)
    • Vernacular Environmental History (e.g. Small-Scale fisheries)

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