Policy reports

Increasing the Social Power of Scientific Information used for Decisions on Marine Protected Areas in New Zealand

Prepared by David N. Wiley, August 2011

About the author

Dr David Wiley is Research Coordinator for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Scituate, Massachusetts. His research on the conservation, ecology and behaviour of whales has appeared in numerous scientific journals and been featured by National Geographic, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the recipient of numerous awards including the US Department of Commerce's Gold Medal for scientific leadership. During David's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand he was based at the Department of Conservation in Wellington, where he researched how multi-stakeholder inclusivity in scientific research can increase the social power of its results in marine protected area management.

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