Mike McGinnis — Visiting Lecturer
B.A. Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985.
M.A. Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988.
Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, (December) 1993.
Emphasis in Environmental Policy and Administration.
Academic Employment and Related Activities
Researcher, Institute for Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, January 1992 - June 1994.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, and Master's Program in Environmental Studies. University of Oregon.
Lecturer, UCSB Environmental Studies Program. 1998 - present.
Director, Ocean and Coastal Policy Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995 - present. http://www.msi.ucsb.edu/msilinks/OCPC/OCPCtexts/ocpc.html
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Donald Bren Graduate School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001 - present. http://www.esm.ucsb.edu/
Principal Consultant, Bioregional Planning Associates. Santa Barbara, California. 1999 – present.
University and Public Service
Member, Board of Advisors, UCSB Marine Science Institute, 1998 - present.
Member, Board of Advisors, Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve. University of California Natural Reserve System, 2001 – present. http://www.msi.ucsb.edu/Pages/nrs.html
Undergraduate Thesis Advisor, UCSB Environmental Studies Program. 2000 – 2002.
Member, Marine Reserve Work Group, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA) and California Department of Fish and Game. 1999 - Feb. 2001.
Presentations, Goleta Historical Society, SB City College Adult Education, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Surfrider Foundation, Santa Barbara ChannelKeeper, The Watershed
Council, California Endowment for the Humanities, Gaviota Coast Conservancy, South Coast Watershed Alliance, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Santa Barbara County Project
Clean Water, Unitarian Church among others1998 – present.
Advisor and Consultant to: National Park Service, National Marine Sanctuaries Program, California Resources Agency, Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project.
Awards and Fellowships
UC Regent Nancy Brown Environmental Award. 1992.
Grant, National Science Foundation, Environmental Regionalism: An Analysis of Overcoming Collective Action Dilemmas. 1992 - 1993.
Grant, National Science Foundation, The Place of Values, Ecology and Technology in Restoration Policy Development. 1995 - 1996. (Co-recipient: Woolley).
Grant, United States Department of the Interior and University of California Coastal Marine Institute, Ecological Consequences of Alternative Abandonment Strategies for Pacific Offshore Continental Shelf Facilities and Implications for Policy Development. 1995 - 1998. (Co-recipients: Marc Carr, UCSC and Graham Forrester, UCLA).
Grant, California Council for the Humanities, 1996.
Resident Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara. 1996 - 1997.
Grant, National Science Foundation, Values and Science in Watershed Management and Restoration in California. 1997-June 2000 (Co-Recipient: Dr. John Woolley).
Travel Award, American Academy for the Advancement of Science. 1999.
Grant, United States Department of the Interior and University of California Coastal Marine Institute, The Political Economy of the Rigs-to-Reef Option for Decommissioning of Offshore Oil and Gas Structures. 1999- June 2000 (Co-Recipients: Drs. Carrie Pomeroy, UCSC and Linda Fernandez, UC Riverside).
Grant, California Policy Research Center. University of California. The Costs and Benefits of Decommissioning Options for California Offshore Oil and Gas Structures. (Co-Recipient Dr. Linda Fernandez, UC, Riverside.). July 2000 - June 2001.
Under review, The Ecology and Political Economy of Non-Native Coastal Marine Species on California and Hawi’i Ecosystems and Maritime Communities.
1. The Multiple Uses of the Ocean and Coastal Zone Offshore California. California Sea Grant Publications, Working Paper P-T-51 (California Sea Grant Program, 1990).
2. San Luis Obispo's Measure A: Check or Checkmate? In G.W. Domurat and T.H. Wakeman, eds. The California Coastal Zone Experience (American Society of Civil Engineers, 1991): 119-129.
3. Ecology and International Studies, In D. Lieberman and M. Gustov, eds., Revealing the World: An Interdisciplinary Reader in International Studies (Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co. 1992): 245-267. (with Cohan).
4. Low-level Radioactive Waste Compacts: Cases in the Illogic of Collective Action? In E.B. Herzik and A. Mushkatel, (eds.). Problems and Prospects for Nuclear Waste Disposal Policy (Greenwood Press, 1993): Chapter 3.
5. California Ocean-Use Conflict Management: An Assessment of Two Integrating Approaches, In P.M. Grifman and J. Fawcett (eds.). International Perspectives on Coastal and Ocean Space Utilization (University of California Sea Grant, 1993): 705-22. (with Lima).
6. Myth, Nature, and the Bureaucratic Experience, Environmental Ethics 16, 4 (1994): 425-436.
7. The Politics of Restocking vs. Restoring Salmon in the Columbia River Basin, Restoration Ecology 2, 3 (1994): 149-155.
8. Collective Bads: The Case of low-level Radioactive Waste Compacts, Natural Resources Journal 34, 3 (1994): 563-588.
9. Bioregional Organization: A Constitution of Home Place, Human Ecology Review 2, 1 (1995): 72-84.
10. On the Verge of Collapse: The Columbia River System, Wild Salmon and the Northwest Power Planning Council, Natural Resources Journal 35, 1 (1995): 63-92.
11. High-level Nuclear Waste: the Moral of the Studies, K. Schrader-Frechette’s Burying Uncertainty. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 11, 3 (Fall 1996): 149.
12. Deep Ecology and the Foundations of Restoration, Inquiry 39, 2 (1996): 203-217.
13. The Discourses in Restoration, Restoration and Management Notes 15, 1 (Summer 1997): 74-77 (With Woolley).
14. Bioregional Conflict Resolution: Applying Dispute Resolution Techniques to Complex Regional Environmental Disputes,” Conference Proceedings of Environmental Conflict in the West. Organized by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. University of Arizona. December 1997. Pp. 153-158.
15. Wasteshed, Capitalism Nature Socialism 9, 1 (March 1998): 91-104.
16. A Restoration Vision, Journal of the Public Interest Environmental Conference 2, 1 (Spring 1998): 95-104. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference.
University of Florida School of Law.
17. Coastal Watershed Policy and Management in California: Notes on the Development of Cooperative Strategies. Pp. 813-21 In O.T. Magoon, H. Converse, B. Baird, and M. Miller-Henson, eds. Taking a Look at California's Ocean Resources: An Agenda for the Future (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998).
18. An Analysis of the Role of Ecological Science in Offshore Continental Shelf Abandonment Policy. Pp. 1384-1392 In O.T. Magoon, H. Converse, B. Baird, and M. Miller-Henson, eds. Taking a Look at California's Ocean Resources: An Agenda for the Future (Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1998).
19. The Paradox of Restoration. R. Elliott’s Faking Nature. The Green City. D. Aberley’s Futures by Design. [Book Reviews] in Capitalism Nature Socialism 1998.
20. A Message from Planet Earth. T.W. Luke’s Ecocritique. [Book Review] in Capitalism, Nature Socialism 1998.
21. The Role of Science in Watershed Restoration and Management. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. Anaheim, Ca. January 1999.
22. Book [Editor and Contributor], Bioregionalism. London and New York: Routledge, 1999.
23. Chapter One. A Rehearsal to Bioregionalism. In Bioregionalism.
24. Chapter Four. Boundary Creatures and Bounded Spaces. In Bioregionalism.
25. Chapter Twelve. Bioregional Restoration: Toward a Shared Ecological Identity (with Freeman House and William Jordan III). In Bioregionalism.
26. Barriers to Ecosystem Management. Transcript from Multi-species and Multi-interest Management: An Ecosystem Approach to Market Squid (Loligo Opalescens) Harvest Plan in California, Santa Barbara Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Santa Barbara, California. April 1999. www.cinms.nos.noaa.gov/Squid3.html
27. Editor, Special Journal Symposium on Watershed Policy, Policy Studies Journal 27, 3 (September 1999): 497-598.
28. Re-wilding Imagination: Mimesis and Ecological Restoration, Ecological Restoration 17, 4 (Winter 1999): 219-226.
29. Making the Watershed Connection, Policy Studies Journal 27, 3 (September 1999): 497-501.
30. The Politics of Watershed Policymaking: Three Cases Compared (with Woolley). Policy Studies Journal 27, 3 (September 1999): 578-598
31. Bioregional Conflict Resolution: Rebuilding Community in Watershed-based Planning and Organizing, Environmental Management 24, 1 (1999): 1-12. (with Woolley and J.K. Gamman).
32. Survey Methodologies for the Study of Ecosystem Restoration and Management: the importance of Q-methodology, In K.M. Scow et al. (eds). Integrated Assessment of Ecosystem Health. Pp. 321-332. Boca Raton, Florida: Lewis Publishers, 1999. (with Woolley and Herms).
33. Report, Changing California: From Wastesheds to Healthy Watersheds. An Executive Report on California Watershed Organizations and Activities. Ocean and Coastal Policy Center. University of California, Santa Barbara. 2000. (with Woolley). 75 pp. http://www.msi.ucsb.edu/msilinks/OCPC/OCPCtexts/ocpc.html
34. An Ecosystem Approach to Managing the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, 5th Annual California Islands Conference. Santa Barbara, CA. February 2000. Sponsored by the Minerals Management Service. US Department of the Interior. Pp. 510-517. (with S. Hastings, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary).
35. Government Report, A Recommended Study Area for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Management Planning Process: Ecological Linkages in the Marine Ecology from Point Sal to Point Mugu, including the Marine Sanctuary. With Appendix I: Identification and Synthesis of Biological and Published Data on the Marine Environment from Cambria to Pt. Mugu, including the Northern Channel Islands. Published by the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. U.S. Department of Commerce. January 14, 2000. 67 pp. http://www.cinms.nos.noaa.gov/manplan/nmpdeis.html
36. The Bioregional Quest for Community, Landscape Journal 19, 1&2 (2000): 84-88.
37. The Conflicting Discourses of Restoration, Society and Natural Resources 13 (2000): 339-357 (with Woolley).
38. Restoring Community and Place in a Global Economy, Capitalism Nature Socialism 11, 1 (March 2000): 93-103.
39. Government Report, The Politics, Ecology and Economics of Decommissioning of California Offshore Oil and Gas Platform. Published by the Mineral Management Service. Pacific Region. U.S. Department of the Interior. 2001. (with L. Fernandez and C. Pomeroy). 100 pp. http://www.msi.ucsb.edu/msilinks/OCPC/OCPCtexts/ocpc.html
40. Government Report, Regional Wetland Plan. California Coastal Conservancy. Southern California Wetland Recovery Project. California Resource Agency. Oakland, California. [Author of Chapter 2, and Appendices]. 2002. http://www.coastalconservancy.ca.gov/scwrp/
41. Report, Our Endangered Maritime Community. White Paper Published by the California CoastKeeper Alliance and Environmental Now. 2002. Santa Monica, California. 51 pp. http://www.cacoastkeeper.org/cacoast/californias-threatened-coast.html
42. The California Watershed Movement: Science and the Politics of Place. Natural Resources Journal 42, 1 (Winter 2002): 133-183. (with Woolley)
43. The Political Ecology of the Offshore Oil Platform Rig-to-Reef Policy Debate. Proceedings of California and the World Ocean 2002. American Society of Civil Engineers. Santa Barbara, CA. Oct. In Press.
44. Watershed-based Partnerships and Coastal Marine Ecosystem Planning. Proceedings of California and the World Ocean 2002. American Society of Civil Engineers. Santa Barbara, CA. Oct. In Press.
45. Bioregionalism. In Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. R. Kaplan and B. Taylor, Eds. London and New York, Continuum International Publ. Group Ltd. In Press.
46. Paul Shepard. In Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. R. Kaplan and B. Taylor, Eds. London and New York, Continuum International Publ. Group Ltd. In Press.
- Book. Negotiating Ecology
- Ecological Sustainability and the Southern California Bight: The Importance of Marine Ecosystem Planning and Management
- The Rig-to-Reef Debate: Politics and Science in Platform Decommissioning Policymaking
- Report, Ecological Consequences of Alternative Abandonment Strategies for Pacific Offshore Continental Shelf Facilities and Implications for Policy Development. U.S. Department of Interior. MMS. Pacific Region. In Progress. (with Dr. M. Carr, UC Santa Cruz).
Professional Activities (a sample)
Panelist, Factors Shaping Regional Bodies Addressing Environmental Concerns, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, California. March 1992.
Panelist, Against Impartiality: Towards an Ecological Perspective in Administration, Third International Conference on Ethics and Development, International Development Ethics Association, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. June 1992.
Panelist, The Politics of Restoring the Columbia River Basin, and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Siting, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Pasadena, California. March 1993.
Panelist, Divine Interdependence: Restoring Fish and Forests in the Pacific Northwest, Integrated Restoration, Fifth Annual Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration, Irvine, California. June 1993. (with C. McGinnis).
Panelist, Restoration Values in the Pacific Northwest, and A Critique of Deep Ecology and Green Democracy, Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Alb., New Mexico. March 1994.
Speaker, Tragic Drama and Restoration, Bi-Annual Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Seattle, Washington. September 1995.
Panelist, On Ecology and Bureaucratic Institutions, and Political Ecology: The Problem of Scale. Annual Meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Oakland, California. March 1995.
Poster, Survey Methodologies for the Study of Ecosystem Restoration and Management, From Cumulative Impacts Towards Sustainable Solutions, Critical Methodologies for the Study of Ecosystem Health, Sponsored by US Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Ecological Health Research, University of California, Davis. September 1996. (with Woolley and W. Herms).
Speaker, Ecological Restoration and the Secrets of Nature, Sponsored by the Humanities and the Environment Bridge Group, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC, Santa Barbara, November 18, 1996.
Speaker, Commons Sense v. Commons Practice: Watershed Restoration in California, Sustainable Fisheries Conference. Sponsored by American Fisheries Society. Victoria, British Columbia. May 1996.
Moderator, Building Policy with Public Participation and Sound Science, Watersheds, Wetlands, and Coastal Resources: New Approaches to Comprehensive Coastal Zone Policy for the 21st Century. Sponsored by the University of California. May 1997.
Panelist, Coastal Watershed Policy and Management in California: Notes on Grassroots Developments and Cooperative Strategies, and (with M. Carr and G. Forrester), An Analysis of the Role of Ecological Science in Offshore Continental Shelf Abandonment Policy, Conference on California and the World Ocean 1997, Organized by Resources Agency of California and Coastal Zone Foundation. San Diego, California. March 1997.
Speaker, Bioregional Politics and the Ecology of Place, Cornucopia & Its Discontents. California Studies Association IX. San Francisco, California. February 1997.
Presentation, Wild by Law: Aldo Leopold, Bob Marshall, Howard Zahniser and the Redefinition of American Progress, Sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. February 1997.
Speaker, Restoration Science, Philosophy and Politics. California Institute of Technology, Environment Engineer Science Seminar. April 1998.
Keynote Address, A Restoration Vision: Restoring Place and the Territories of the Mind, University of Florida School of Law, Public Interest Environmental Conference. Gainesville, Florida. March 1998.
Panelist, Radical Environmentalism or Environmental Politics as Usual? Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, California, March 1998.
Panelist, An Escape from Virtuality: The Historical Case of Maritime Communities in California’s Lost Coast, North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community. Reno, Nevada. Feb. 1998
Panelist, Rewilding Imagination: Science, Technology and Policy in Restoration. Borders and Bridges: Exploring Relationships Between Humans and Animals. Colloquium Sponsored by Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB. Feb. 1999.
Speaker, The Role of Scientific Information in Watershed Restoration and Management, Symposium on Values Matter: Environmental Management and Civil Society. Annual Meeting of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Anaheim, California, January 1999.
Workshop Sponsor and Organizer. Changing California: From Wastesheds to Healthy Watersheds. June 3, 2000. Ocean and Coastal Policy Center, UCSB.
Panelist, Books on Environmental Politics. Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association. San Jose, California. April 2000.
Speaker, Making the Watershed Connection. The 4th Bi-annual Meeting of the Watershed Council. Asilomar, California. Feb. 2001.
Panelist, Place and the Role of Science in the California Watershed Movement. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. San Francisco, CA (with Woolley). August 2001.
Panelist, Concurrent Session on Regional Watershed Management. Watershed-based Partnerships and Coastal Marine Ecosystem Planning. California and the World Ocean 2002. Santa Barbara, CA. Oct. 28.
Poster, Principles of Marine Ecosystem Planning and Management. California and the World Ocean 2002. Santa Barbara, CA. Oct. 28.
Panelist, Concurrent Session on Habitat Restoration: Reversing Human Impacts. The Political Ecology of the Offshore Oil Platform Rig-to-Reef Policy Debate. California and the World Ocean 2002. Santa Barbara, CA. Oct. 29.
US National Science Foundation (Programs in Decision, Risk and Management Science; Ethics and Values Studies), US Department of the Interior (MMS), University of California Press, the Johns Hopkins University Press, University of British Columbia Press, Harvard University Press, MIT Press, Journal of Public Policy History, Environmental Ethics, Policy Studies Journal, Policy Studies Review, Policy Science, Environmental Management.
Courses Taught at the Bren School (2001 – present)
Integrated Coastal Management
Marine Management & Planning
Winter 2001, Winter 2002
Public Policy Analysis
Fall 2001, Fall 2002