GIScritical cartographiescommunity and commonspolitical ecologydiverse economieseconomic geography
Kevin St. Martin, received his Ph.D. from Clark University (1999). He is an economic geographer with a specialization in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is interested in critical analyses of economic and resource management discourse as well as participatory projects which foster alternative economic practices. His dissertation focused on the discourse of fisheries science and management and its implications for community-based economic development in New England fisheries. He was awarded a National Research Council post-doctoral Associateship to document the territoriality and local ecological knowledge of fishing communities via participatory GIS methodologies. At Rutgers University, Dr. St. Martin has been involved in several NOAA and NSF funded research projects that relate to the broader question of environmental governance. He has also a founding member of the Community Economies Collective (communityeconomies.org). His current research focuses on the implementation and practice of new forms of governance such as ecosystems-based management and Marine Spatial Planning and their implications for community economic and environmental well-being. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2010 for his project Drawing Communities Together and is currently working on an edited volume titled Performing Diverse Economies.