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Biography

Dean Bavington is interested in the history of fisheries management. Teaching and research interests include environmental history & philosophy; cod fisheries and aquaculture; complex systems and sustainability; science and technology studies; ecosystem-based management/governance; and critical management studies; environmental policy and planning, environmental justice, conservation biology, aquatic sciences research and management.

Academic Positions

  • Present2012

    Associate Professor

    Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL.

  • Present2009

    Associate Professor (Adjunct)

    School of Natural Resources & Environment. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • 20112008

    Associate Professor & Tier II Canada Research Chair in Environmental History

    History and Geography Departments. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2005

    Environmental Studies & Geography

    Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Cananda

  • MES. 1997

    Environmental Studies

    York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • B.Sc 1995

    Biology

    Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S., Canada

Research Grants, Applications & Experience

  • 2017
    Insight Grant – In Early Planning Phase ($500,000)

    Alternatives to the Anthropocene
  • 2016
    Insight Development Grant – In Early Planning Phase ($75,000)

    Angling and Aquaculture: Catching the cultured released
  • 2015
    Insight Development Grant – In Preparation for Winter 2015 ($75,000)

    Placing the Anthropocene

  • 2013
    Insight Grant – Submitted Fall 2013 ($275,000) – Not Funded

    Empire, Science, and Nature: Geopolitical Environmental Histories of the North Atlantic

    PI: Kristen Greer (Nipissing University)

    - I was a co-applicant on this grant with funding for 1 MA graduate student.

    - Plans are to reapply in 2015 with my research and student funding budget set at $75,000.

  • 2013
    Partnership Grant – In Preparation for Fall 2013 ($ TBD)

    Canadian History and the Environment

    PI: Sean Kheraj (York University)

    – I have been invited to be a co-investigator on this grant.

  • 2013
    Insight Grant – In Preparation for Fall 2013 ($ TBD)

    Empire, Science, and Nature: Geopolitical Environmental Histories of the North Atlantic

    PI: Kristen Greer (Nipissing University)

    – I have been invited to be a co-applicant on this grant.

  • 2012
    Insight Grant – Submitted Fall 2012 ($350,000)

    The Fish Scale Project

    PI: Kurt Korneski (MUN History)

    – I was a co-applicant on this grant but it was not funded.

  • 2012
    Insight Development Grant – Submitted Winter 2012 ($72,000)

    The Global Whitefish Project

    PI: Reade Davis (MUN Anthropology)

    – I was a co-applicant on this grant that was approved but there was a lack of funding (4A).

  • 2012-2018
    Partnership Grant # 895-2001-1011 ($2.5M)

    Too Big To Ignore: Small Global Partnerships for Small-Scale Fisheries Research

    PI: Ratana Chuenpagdee (MUN Geography)

    – I am a co-investigator on this funded project.

  • 2012-2014
    Memorial University – Start Up Research Grant ($20,000)

    Vernacular Food Provisioning and Industrial Food Production

    – I am the primary investigator on this funded project.

  • 2012
    Partnership Grant (Submitted Fall 2012) ($2M)

    Canadian Food Policy Conundrums

    PI: Ralph Martin (University of Guelph)

    – I was a co-investigator on this project that was not funded.

  • 2008-2011
    Nipissing University – Canada Research Chair, Tier II ($350,000)

    Environmental Histories of Managerial Ecology in Canada

    – I was selected and served as a Tier 2 CRC from July 2008 – December 2011.

  • 2008-2011
    Canada Foundation for Innovation ($37,000)

    The Nipissing University Environmental History Research Lab Digital Infrastructure Grant

    – I was awarded a CFI digital infrastructure grant for projects association with the NUEHRL.

  • 2010
    Social Science and Humanities Research Council – Aid to Small Universities ($8000)

    Vernacular, Community and Rural Studies Research Network

    PI: James Murton (Nipissing University)

    – I was a co-investigator on this funded grant.

  • 2010-11
    Community University Research Alliance (CURA) ($200,000)

    Northern Ontario Homelessness

    PI: Carol Kauppi (Laurentian University)

    - I was a co-applicant on this funded project from 2010-2011.

  • 2009
    Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences ($8000)

    Aid to Scholarly Publications Program

    – ASP grant for my book Managed Annihilation (UBC Press, 2010).

  • 2009
    Nipissing University – Start Up Research Grant ($5000)

    Establishing a Research Network in Subsistence Studies

    – I was the primary investigator on this funded project.

  • 2009
    Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE) – Workshop Grant ($3500)

    Bringing Subsistence Out of the Shadows- An Environmental History Workshop

    – I was a co-applicant on this funded project.

  • 2005-2008
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Postdoctoral Researcher ($200,000)

    Exploring Alternatives to Managerial Ecology in World Fisheries

    – My research was funded through the Michigan Society of Fellows and SSHRC.

  • 2001-2005
    Coasts Under Stress Research Project – Doctoral Researcher ($5000)
    Memorial University, St. John’s, NL., & University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
  • 2002-2003
    AquaNet Research Project – Aquaculture Network Researcher ($35,000)
    Ecosystem-Based Management and Aquaculture in Canada PI: Scott Slocombe (Wilfrid Laurier) – I was a co-author and doctoral researcher on this funded project.
  • 2001
    Ponderosa Pine Ecological Restoration Project – Research Assistant ($6000)
    Program in Community, Culture & the Environment PI: Max Oelschlaeger (Northern Arizona Univeristy) – I was a doctoral research assistant on this funded project.

Selected Short Courses, Workshops and Continuing Education

  • 2010
    Developing Relationships: Research Opportunities, Community Engagement and Aboriginal Communities.
    Nipissing University. North Bay, ON. April 20.
  • 2006
    Michigan “Road” Scholars.
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. USA. May 1-5. Faculty research tour of Michigan communities, research institutes, civic and private sector organizations.
  • 2000
    GIS and Public Policy.
    University of California—Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. August 2000. Completed a graduate short course entitled “GIS and Public Policy.”
  • 1998
    Deep Ecology and Gaia
    Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon, U.K. October-November.

    Completed a graduate course entitled “Deep Ecology and Gaia” taught by Arne Naess.

  • 1996
    York University, Centre for Excellence in Teaching, Toronto, ON.
  • 1997
    Completed a graduate training course on “University Teaching Methods.”
  • 1995
    Ecosystem Health Research.

    The Fish Scale Project

    PI: Kurt Korneski (MUN History)

    – I was a co-applicant on this grant but it was not funded.

Scholarships & Fellowships

  • Sept. 2005
    Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Aug. 2008
    Michigan Society of Fellows, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Jan. 2006
    SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Jan. 2008
    Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa, ON.
  • May 2003
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • April. 2004
    Government of Ontario Student Awards, Toronto, ON.
  • May, 2000
    SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship
  • April, 2003
    Canadian Social Science & Humanities Research Council, Ottawa, ON.
  • May, 2000
    Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo
  • May, 2000
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship (awarded but declined)
  • April, 2001
    Government of Ontario Student Awards, Toronto, ON.
  • April, 2002
    Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.
  • May, 2000
    Canada-US Fulbright Scholarship
  • Dec, 2000
    University of California—Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy & Management Department, Berkeley, CA. (with Professor Carolyn Merchant)
  • Jan, 1999
    Organization of American States PRA Fellowship
  • Aug, 1999
    Northern Arizona University, Program in Community, Culture & Environment, Flagstaff, AZ. (with Professor Max Oelschlaeger)
  • Aug, 1998
    Celanese Canada Internationalist Scholarship
  • Dec, 1998
    Canadian Bureau for International Education, Ottawa, ON.

Selected Honours & Awards

  • June, 2011
    Clio Prize – Atlantic Canada.
    Awarded by the Canadian Historical Association for my book Managed Annihilation: An Unnatural History of the Newfoundland Cod Collapse. (The Clio prizes are awarded to meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to regional Canadian history).
  • July, 2008
    Canada Research Chair in Environmental History (Tier II).
    Canada Research Chairs 2011
    Program, Ottawa, ON.
  • Oct, 2005
    Graduate Gold Medal (awarded to best overall dissertation, all disciplines)
    Faculty of Graduate Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.
  • Oct, 2005
    Governor General of Canada’s Academic Gold Medal (highest graduate marks).
    Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.
  • Nov, 2000
    Canadian Policy Research Award (graduate prize).
    Canadian Policy Research Secretariat, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON.