Created with Sketch.
13 minutes | 3 months ago
Insight #20: Jessica Cockburn on critical realism
This ‘Insight’ episode is from full episode 37, where Michael and Stefan interview Jessica Cockburn. Jessica is a Lecturer in Environmental Science at Rhodes University in South Africa. Jessica identifies as a "pracademic" who often works with local partners to explore how actors across a variety of contexts interact to address sustainability challenges. Her work is highly collaborative. Among the groups she engages with is the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS): https://pecs-science.org/. https://www.ru.ac.za/environmentalscience/staff/staffacademic/jessicacockburn/ In this clip, Jessica’s explains why she draws a critical realism approach, and how that is positioned between positivist and constructivist paradigms. Jessica's personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/jesscockburn/home Twitter: https://twitter.com/jess_cockburn
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Insight #19: Sociology of science with John Parker
This insight episode is taken from episode 46, where Michael spoke with Jon Parker. John is a sociologist of science and a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) within its division of social and economic sciences. John’s website and google scholar pages: http://john-parker-wg6d.squarespace.com/ https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=euuurksAAAAJ&hl=en
72 minutes | 4 months ago
055: Making a difference with Frank van Laerhoven
In this episode we all spoke with Frank van Laerhoven, a professor at Utrecht University and co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of the Commons, a new partner of the In Common podcast. We talked to Frank about his time working for the Food and Agriculture Organization and his transition to academia. Frank discussed his concerns about both professional arenas and the gap between them. Are we really making a difference, and if not, how does this relate to the incentives that so many commons scholars study and also face? We asked Frank about his leadership of the journal and how some of these concerns can be addressed. Frank's website: https://www.uu.nl/medewerkers/FSJvanLaerhoven International Journal of the Commons: https://www.thecommonsjournal.org/
6 minutes | 4 months ago
Information on our transition to the In Common Podcast
Thanks to all our guests and listeners, the Finding Sustainability Podcast has been, in our eyes, a large success. In order to provide a sustainable platform for the podcast going forward and to expand opportunities for new types of content, we will now become an official partner with the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) and the International Journal of the Commons (IJC). The new name our podcast will be In Common. https://incommonpodcast.org/ https://iasc-commons.org/ https://www.thecommonsjournal.org/ The In Common podcast will explore the connections between humans, their environment and each other through stories told by scholars and practitioners. In-depth interviews and methods webinars explore interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work on commons governance, social-ecological resilience, and sustainability. The title of the podcast is meant to evoke several ideas related to the sharing of resources. First, it reflects the idea of holding resources “In common” as it relates to actions of “commoning”, a process contrary to commons enclosures that we see around the world. We hope the podcast provides a shared space for open-access conversations that can help build community. Second, it is meant to emphasize the need to see what we have “in common”, in spite of the barriers across the disciplines and perspectives that we must incorporate in order to sustainably manage shared resources.Following the Finding Sustainability Podcast, In Common will continue to have full episodes of long-form interviews, and Insight episodes containing highlights of these longer episodes. Additionally, the podcast will contain a series of Future Earth’s Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) video webinars describing different methods to analyze human-environment interactions. This series is run by Mike Schoon from Arizona State University. Our Blog, run by Graham Epstein, explores similar content but is not interview based. The blog provides an alternative space for sharing academic ideas, and will utilize online polls and surveys with our listeners and followers to discuss topics. If you are already subscribed to the Finding Sustainability Podcast on your podcast player, you will continue to stay subscribed to the In Common podcast. Video webinars can be viewed on our website or directly on some podcast mobile apps such as Apple Podcasts, Overcast and Pocket Casts.
12 minutes | 5 months ago
Insight #18: Joseph Ament on shifting value in the economy towards sustainability
This insight episode is taken from episode 42 where Courtney and Michael talk with Joseph Ament, an ecological economist at the University of Vermont. In the full episode we discuss Joe’s research on money, common money misconceptions, the role of money right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this insight episode, we highlight Joe’s thoughts on shifting value towards sustainability in our economy and changing the goal of the monetary system to resiliency. If you are interested to learn more about Joe’s work, here are a couple recent publications: Paper by Joe on Ecological Monetary Theory: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/3/923 Article by Joe for Uneven Earth on the monetary system and the Green New Deal: http://unevenearth.org/2020/01/public-money-for-environmental-justice/ Finding Sustainability Podcast @find_sust_pod https://twitter.com/find_sust_pod Environmental Social Science Network https://essnetwork.net/ https://twitter.com/ESS_Network @ESS_Network
7 minutes | 5 months ago
Insight #17: Raul Pacheco-Vega on ethnography and the ethics of care
This insight episode is taken from episode 039, where Michael and I talk with Raul Pacheco-Vega. Raul is a professor in the Public Administration Division of the Centre for Economic Research and Teaching, CIDE (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, CIDE, AC) based out of CIDE Region Centro in Aguascalientes, Mexico. In the full podcast (episode 039) we discussed his work on waste and waste pickers, wastewater, and bottled water as un-traditional commons. We also spoke about the importance of making care work and life support systems visible under the Covid pandemic. In this insight we highlight his thoughts on the value of ethnography as a methodology to understand those issues. Raul's personal website: http://www.raulpacheco.org/blog/ https://twitter.com/raulpacheco?lang=en Finding Sustainability Podcast @find_sust_pod https://twitter.com/find_sust_pod Environmental Social Science Network https://essnetwork.net/ https://twitter.com/ESS_Network @ESS_Network
94 minutes | 6 months ago
054: Transboundary actions with Mike Schoon
In this episode Michael and Stefan spoke with Mike Schoon, an associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Sustainability. They began by discussing Mike's previous career as an engineer and his PhD dissertation work on transboundary parks in Southern Africa, which he conducted while he was a PhD student at Indiana University, where he and Michael met as advisees of Lin Ostrom. They also talked about Mike's work on wildlife management in Arizona and the role he has played in the research communities on the Commons, as the co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of the Commons, and Resilience, where he also plays a significant leadership role.
88 minutes | 6 months ago
053: Multiple methods for exploring the commons with Jacopo Baggio
In this episode Michael and Courtney spoke with Jacopo Baggio, an assistant professor at the School of of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida. Michael and Courtney spoke with Jacopo about his career path and his work examining the validity of Elinor Ostrom's design principles for long-lasting community-base resource management, as well as his more recent work exploring the role that cognitive diversity plays in the abilities of groups to produce shared public goods. A common theme throughout the conversation was the importance of adapting methods to research questions, rather than the other way 'round. Jacopo's website: https://sciences.ucf.edu/politics/person/jacopo-baggio/ References for Jacopo's papers on cognitive diversity: Baggio, J. A., Freeman, J., Coyle, T. R., Nguyen, T. T., Hancock, D., Elpers, K. E., ... & Pillow, D. (2019). The importance of cognitive diversity for sustaining the commons. Nature communications, 10(1), 1-11. Freeman, J., Baggio, J. A., & Coyle, T. R. (2020). Social and general intelligence improves collective action in a common pool resource system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(14), 7712-7718.
71 minutes | 6 months ago
052: Seafood trade accounting, Covid impacts, and resilient food systems with Jessica Gephart
In this episode Michael and Stefan spoke with Jessica Gephart, an assistant professor of environmental science at American University. Jessica's research focuses on the feedbacks between globalized food systems and the environment, with an emphasis on seafood systems. Jessica, Stefan and Michael spoke about work she has done in trying to improve our accounting of seafood trade flows in order to better understand just where our seafood is going to and coming from, and why this is important to understand from an environmental sustainability perspective. They also talked about more recent work that Jessica has been doing to examine the impacts of the COVID pandemic on the seafood sector, and her professional identity as an interdisciplinary scholar focusing on applied social-ecological challenges. Jessica's website: http://www.jessicagephart.com/Paper from PNAS that is discussed: Gephart, Jessica A., Halley E. Froehlich, and Trevor A. Branch. 2019. “Opinion: To Create Sustainable Seafood Industries, the United States Needs a Better Accounting of Imports and Exports.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116 (19): 9142–46. Footnote: We want to highlight a correction to the following statistics from what is stated in the interview. 90% of aquaculture production is produced by 10 countries, while 45 species make up 90% of aquaculture production.
9 minutes | 6 months ago
Insight #16: Liana Chua on the risk of interdisciplinarity
This insight episode is taken from full episode 036 of the podcast with Liana Chua. Liana is a social anthropologist at Brunel University London with long-term ethnographic interests in Borneo, ethnic politics, development, more-than-human landscapes, visuality, and materiality. Her current research revolves around the social, political, aesthetic, and affective dimensions of the global nexus of orangutan conservation. She received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, her MPhil in Social Anthropological Analysis from the University of Cambridge, and her BA in Modern History from the University of Oxford. Liana’s university page: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/liana-chua Liana’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/liana_chua?lang=en Finding Sustainability Podcast @find_sust_pod https://twitter.com/find_sust_pod Environmental Social Science Network https://essnetwork.net/ https://twitter.com/ESS_Network @ESS_Network
67 minutes | 6 months ago
051: Conservation modelling with Beatriz Dos Santos Dias.
In this episode, Michael spoke with Beatriz Dos Santos Dias. Beatriz is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. She is a part of the project Modelling and Stock Assessment of Prince William Sound Herring (in the Gulf of Alaska), and as part of her research, she is investigating the drivers of herring spawn timing to improve our knowledge about the population and its stock assessment models. Michael and Bia spoke about her experiences leading up to and including her PhD work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her current project.Link to Bia's paper that is discussed, "Opening the tap: Increased riverine connectivity strengthens marine food web pathways":https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0217008
49 minutes | 7 months ago
050: Social impacts of marine conservation with David Gill
In this episode Michael spoke with David Gill, an assistant professor at Duke University's Marine lab within the Nicholas School of the Environment. David and Michael spoke about David's past experiences in the NGO sector, his postdoc experiences through the Smith Fellowship and at the National Social-Ecological Synthesis Center (SESYNC), and his more recent research at Duke on the heterogeneous impacts that marine conservation initiatives have on local groups. David's website: https://nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/gillPaper on conservation impacts that David and Michael discuss: Gill, David A., Samantha H. Cheng, Louise Glew, Ernest Aigner, Nathan J. Bennett, and Michael B. Mascia. 2019. Social Synergies, Tradeoffs, and Equity in Marine Conservation Impacts. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 44:347-372.
84 minutes | 7 months ago
049: Sharing podcasting experiences with Coastal Routes Radio
In this episode the whole FS team spoke with another group of podcasters from the Coastal Routes project (https://coastalroutes.org/). Together, Phil Loring, Hannah Harrison and Emily De Sousa run the Coastal Routes Radio “Social FISHtancing” pocast about Fisheries and COVID-19. They also produce "Pubcasts": abridged and annotated versions of scientific publications read by the authors. Each group discussed how their project got started, their process for creating episodes, how their podcasting fits into their broader professional lives, and the impacts that the project has had on the team members. Check them out!
19 minutes | 7 months ago
Insight #15: Steven Alexander on qualitative data sharing
This insight clip is taken from episode 029, Stefan and Michael's interview with Steven Alexander. Steven is a Science Advisor based at Fisheries and Oceans Canada and holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo. Steven began working at the science-policy interface as a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow. Prior to this he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow affiliated with both the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in the US and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden. He calls himself an environmental social scientist, and his research focuses on community-based conservation and natural resource management, environmental governance, and the human dimensions of environmental change. Steven’s Google Scholar https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=naPWaUwAAAAJ&hl=en Steven’s twitter https://twitter.com/salexander_11?lang=en Steven’s ResearchGate profile https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Steven_Alexander2 Qualitative data sharing paper published in Nature Sustainability https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-019-0434-8 Qualitative Data Sharing Resources: https://www.sesync.org/for-you/cyberinfrastructure/research-and-tools/qualitative-data-initiative Link to white paper from the Qualitative Data Initiative that was established at SESYNC: https://www.sesync.org/qualitative-data-sharing-and-re-use-for-socio-environmental-systems-research-a-synthesis-of Link to a webinar on qualitative data management as part of a broader Webinar series run by Data ONE https://www.dataone.org/webinars/qualitative-data-management-interdisciplinary-research Link to a webinar on social network analysis as part of a new series organized by Michael Schoon and the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society’s (PECS) Collaborative Governance and Management Working Group Finding Sustainability Podcast @find_sust_pod Environmental Social Science Network https://essnetwork.net/ https://twitter.com/ESS_Network @ESS_Network
52 minutes | 7 months ago
048: Indonesian science and the sociology of disaster risk reduction with Irina Rafliana
In this episode, Stefan interviews Irina Rafliana. Irina is a science communication officer at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and is also currently a PhD candidate at the German Development Institute in Bonn, Germany. Irina’s research is focused on disaster sociology, where she is examining the social construction of knowledge and technology in the implementation of a tsunami warning system in Indonesia aided by German partners. Irina has extensive experience working within the Indonesian science system, but also internationally. In the podcast we discuss disaster risk in Indonesia around earthquakes and tsunamis, and the challenges surrounding the implementation of a tsunami warning system. Irina is studying the sociology of this process, how knowledge is constructed among the individual and organization involved, as well as the challenges with communicating this knowledge with local communities in Indonesia. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) http://lipi.go.id/ Germany Development Institute, Bonn, Germany https://www.die-gdi.de/en/ Finding Sustainability Podcast @find_sust_pod https://twitter.com/find_sust_pod Environmental Social Science Network https://essnetwork.net/ https://twitter.com/ESS_Network @ESS_Network
68 minutes | 8 months ago
047: Split incentives, Rentlab and moving from government to the private sector with Jacqui Bauer
In this episode Michael spoke with Jacqui Bauer. Jacqui is the founder and CEO of Rentlab (https://www.rentlab.org/), an organization that works with cities to address the "split incentive problem" created by dividing the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords with respect to rental property. Michael and Jacqui discussed this project and Jacqui's previous work that led up to it, particularly her position as the sustainability director for the city of Bloomington, Indiana. Not coincidentally, Bloomington is where Michael attended Indiana University for graduate school. They talked a bit about their time there, as well as about their thoughts on the public vs. private sectors and how academia relates to each. Finally, since the topic of the best pizza (at least in Bloomington and maybe the world) didn't come up, here is the website for Mother Bear's pizza: https://motherbearspizza.com/
65 minutes | 8 months ago
046: The sociology of science and interdisciplinarity with John Parker
In this episode Michael spoke with John Parker. John is a sociologist of science and a program director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) within its division of social and economic sciences. John and Michael spoke about John's experience at the NSF and the importance of mentorship and accumulative advantage in science, which challenge the way we think about "who is good" in a field, and how we judge this as a forced decision. John also discussed his work on "coherent groups" such as the Resilience Alliance (https://www.resalliance.org/), which he has studied at length. Finally, John and Michael discussed the too-often invisible work done by many people to support the outcomes that a much smaller number of individuals receive credit for. The implications of this work are far-reaching for all scientists as we struggle with the challenges of self-reinforcing power and privilege, increasing inequalities, and the collective-action problems we face when we try to produce public goods. John's website and google scholar pages: http://john-parker-wg6d.squarespace.com/ https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=euuurksAAAAJ&hl=en
70 minutes | 8 months ago
045: Finding our niche and the importance of threshold concepts with Phil Loring
In this episode, Michael spoke with Phil Loring. Phil is an associate professor in the geography department at the University of Guelph, as well as the Arrell Chair in Food, Policy and Society at the Arrell Food Institute, also at the University of Guelph. Michael and Phil discussed several projects that Phil is working on, including on upcoming book, Finding Our Niche, the importance of threshold concepts in sustainability studies, and Coastal Routes Radio, a collaborative podcast that Phil is leading along with others in his group. In a future episode of FS, we will speak again with Phil and the rest of the Coast Routes team!Show notes: Phil's website: http://www.conservationofchange.org/phil-loring Twitter handle: @conservechange Phil's paper on thresholds: https://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/10.1139/facets-2019-0037 Coastal Routes radio website: https://coastalroutes.org/ You can find information on Phil's upcoming book here: https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/finding-our-niche
9 minutes | 9 months ago
Insight #14: Fiona Nunan on institutional analysis
This insight episode is taken from episode 028 of the podcast, Stefan and Michael's interview with Fiona Nunan. Fiona Nunan is a Professor of Environment and Development within the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham in the UK. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/gov/nunan-fiona.aspx#staffdetails https://twitter.com/fionanunan?lang=en Her interests and experience focus on natural resource governance and management in developing country settings, particularly within inland fisheries and coastal locations in East and Southern Africa, and on exploring the links between poverty and the environment. She was appointed to Head of the department in 2014 and was previously the Director of Postgraduate Research. She leads on the new Environment, Sustainability and Politics pathway of the MSc program, and works closely with colleagues in the Political Science and International Studies Department. Fiona’s Google Scholar page https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=gjUJQYcAAAAJ&hl=de&oi=ao Her first book was published in 2015 by Routledge, titled: 'Understanding Poverty and the Environment: Analytical Frameworks and Approaches'. The book makes an innovative contribution to literature on environment and development by bringing together a diverse range of analytical approaches and frameworks that can be used to study human-nature interactions.Her second book, which we discuss in detail in the podcast, was published at the beginning of this year 2020 by Routledge, titled “Governing Renewable Natural Resources: theories and frameworks”. Link to book ‘Governing Renewable Resources’ https://www.routledge.com/Governing-Renewable-Natural-Resources-Theories-and-Frameworks-1st-Edition/Nunan/p/book/9780367146702 Link to book ‘Poverty and the Environment’ https://www.routledge.com/Understanding-Poverty-and-the-Environment-Analytical-frameworks-and-approaches/Nunan/p/book/9780415707596 Finding Sustainability Podcast @find_sust_pod https://twitter.com/find_sust_pod Environmental Social Science Network https://essnetwork.net/ https://twitter.com/ESS_Network @ESS_Network
69 minutes | 9 months ago
044: Policy processes and advocacy coalitions with Chris Weible
Michael spoke with Chris Weible, a professor at the school of public affairs, University of Colorado, Denver. Chris is also the director of his school's PhD program, and a co-director with Tanya Heikkila of the Workshop on Policy Process Research (WOPPR). Chris is a leading figure on the field of policy studies, and Michael and Chris discussed the use of a popular policy process tool, the advocacy coalition framework, as well is Chris' developing interdisciplinary work on the role of emotions and interpretivist perspectives in policy process studies. Chris' website: https://publicaffairs.ucdenver.edu/programs/public-affairs-programs/phd-in-public-affairs/christopher-weible-ucd189 WOPPR website: https://publicaffairs.ucdenver.edu/research-and-impact/workshop-on-policy-process-research Paper that Chris mentions towards the end of the interview: Durnová, A. P., and C. M. Weible. 2020. Tempest in a teapot? Toward new collaborations between mainstream policy process studies and interpretive policy studies. Policy sciences.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2020