Professor Mahon is an Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Professor Mahon’s research activities are in marine resource governance, in particular, assessment of governance arrangements for transboundary systems how to effect organisational change in complex systems.
Professor Mahon is involved in several Caribbean regional projects and activities including the CLME+ Project as described above, the UNESCO-IOC GEF funded Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Project, the Future of Reef in a Changing Environment (FORCE) Project and the establishment of the Association of Caribbean States Caribbean Sea Commission.
Dr. McConney is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Dr. McConney is a former fisheries manager with an interdisciplinary PhD in resource management from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His current applied research is mainly on small-scale fisheries and marine protected area social-ecological systems in the Wider Caribbean. This research includes ecosystem approaches, livelihoods, socio-economics, gender, adaptive capacity, resilience, management, planning, institutions, organisations and governance.
Dr. Fanning joined the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University in September 2007 and served as Director until 2013. Prior to coming to Dalhousie University, she was involved in addressing transboundary fisheries governance in the Caribbean Sea where some 45 countries and territories with diverse cultures, politics, economics, laws and environments are working towards enhanced decision-making for the long-term sustainability of the fisheries.