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McCay, Bonnie
Professor II-Chair

Phone: 732-932-9153, ext. 314

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1976

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Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
The Challenges of Managing "Common Property" Resources in Coasts and Marine Fisheries, Anthropology, Human Ecology.
Teaching Areas
Gender, Environment, and Development, Human Ecology of Maritime Regions, Environmental Policy and Institutions, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management, Internships in Watershed and Fisheries Management, Research and Practicum in Human Ecology.
Memberships and Professional Service
American Association for the Advancement of Science Chair, Section H (Anthropology), 2003-2004; International Association for the Study of Common Property Past President & Member of Executive Committee, 2000-2002; American Anthropological Association, Anthropology and Environment Section President-Elect and President, 1999-2003.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Grant: Linking Socioeconomic and Marine Ecological Dynamics along the Pacific Coast of Baja California, Mexico. National Science Foundation, BCS-Dynamics of Coupled Natural-Human Systems program., 2004-2008; Grant: Experience Based Knowledge in a Science Policy Context, National Science Foundation, NSF 01-152, Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology (SDEST), 2004-2007; National Associate, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 2003 (lifetime) appointment; Abraham Weisblat Award for Overall Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Outreach, Cook College, Rutgers University, 2002; Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professorship, Rutgers University, 2000-; The Norwegian Marshall Fund Award. Norge-Amerika Foreningen, For Research in Marine Conservation, 1999-2001; Member, Advisory Board, Environmental Anthropology Project, SfAA/EPA Cooperative Agreement, 1997-2000.
Academic Interests and Plans
I am an Anthropologist and multi-disciplinary human ecologist, I am interested mainly in the intersections of human and environmental systems. My students and I are currently researching the roles of fishermen's cooperatives in managing local fisheries as well as sustaining local communities in Mexico; the cumulative personal, social, and economic effects of regulatory and other changes in the marine fisheries of New Jersey; and collaborative processes in the creation of knowledge for decision-making about marine fisheries management in the northeast region of the United States. In addition to my research I am supervising graduate students in anthropology; geography; and ecology and evolution.