Nathan J. Bennett
Ocean Canada Partnership at the University of British Columbia
Research Associate & Chair of IUCN People and the Ocean Specialist Group
Research Associate & Chair of IUCN People and the Ocean Specialist Group • Company/Organisation: Ocean Canada Partnership at the University of British Columbia • Bio (200 words max): Dr. Nathan Bennett is a Research Associate in the OceanCanada Partnership at the University of British Columbia (Canada)’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and with the FishMPABlue2 Project at the Université Côte d’Azur (France). In addition, Dr. Bennett is affiliated with the Center for Ocean Solutions (Stanford), the Community Conservation Research Network, and the Too Big To Ignore Project, and has consulted for various organizations such as the Canadian Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy (Mexico), and the UN FAO. Dr. Bennett’s research interests broadly focus on the interactions between humans and the environment. He has published more than 50 papers on topics related to the human dimensions of conservation, marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, community development, adaptation to global environmental change, and ocean governance from research in North America, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Europe. He is also an active member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the Chair of the Oceans and People Specialist Group of the Commission on Ecological, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).