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Curriculum Vitae


CURRICULUM VITAE
(1985-2001)

Manuel Valdés Pizzini

Director
University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program

Professor
Department of Social Sciences

P.O.Box 9011
University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program
UPR-Mayagüez
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 00681-9011
Telephone Number: (787) 832-3585
Fax Number: (787) 265-2880
E-mail: m_valdes@rumac.uprm.edu
m_pizzini@hotmail.com
Cell phone: 630-2861

Home Address:
P.O. Box 2591
San Germán, Puerto Rico, 00683
Telephone Number: (787) 892-8181
Fax: (787) 892-0373

EDUCATION:

B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, 1976.

M.A. en Anthropology, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, 1983.

Ph.D. in Anthropology, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, 1985.  


PRESENT POSITIONS:
Director, University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program.  

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences (faculty member since 1989).  

Associate Researcher at the Center for Applied Social Research, CISA.


PREVIOUS POSITIONS:
Director of the Centro de Investigación Social Aplicada (Center for Applied Social Research, CISA), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. (1990-1997)

Director of Field Programs for the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).  Coordination of research, education and outreach projects related to resource conservation, sustainable development and co-management of natural resources in the Caribbean. (1993-1994)

Associate Director and Coordinator of Marine Advisory Services for the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program. In charge of information and technology transfer programs for coastal and marine resource users in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Administration and development of research, education and extension (outreach) projects. (1985-1989)


COURSES TAUGHT
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANT 3005), Introduction to the Social Sciences (CISO 3121 & 3122), Special Topics in Political Science (CIPO 4046: Political Anthropology), Urban Sociology (SOCI 3325), Comparative Sociology (SOCI 4135), Social and Cultural Change (SOCI 4155), Social Problems in the Contemporary World (SOCI 4165), Social Analysis in Resource Management (SOCI 5006).  


OTHER UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Committees: Personnel (at the Department and the School of Arts and Sciences), Departamental Research, Seed Money Proposals's Evaluation, University Development, Graduate Archaeology Program at the Río Piedras Campus, Search for the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Advisor for the Unión Estudiantil de Sociología (UES). Talks and field trips on: Uses of the Coastal Zone at La Parguera and Papayo in Lajas (1990), The Guánica Dry Forest (1991), and the Cataño Environmental and Socio-economic Problems (1993). Collaboration with the UES in their Social Science Research Symposia for Student Research Assistants.  Invited lecturer on: "Sobre unas `nuevas' relaciones de producción: la incorporación de estudiantes a la investigación social" (1992), and "El Falso Dilema: Enseñar o investigar" (1993).  

Research design and implementation for the analysis of use patterns of the R.U.M. track and recreational facilities, with professors Milagritos González, Luís Del Río y Efrank Mendoza.


UNIVERSITY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

El Bacalao en Puerto Rico y la Economía-Mundo: Un estudio antropológico e historiográfico de la importancia económica del bacalao en la Isla. A ASeed Money@ Research Project funded by the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. 1996-1997.

Los Corrales de Pesca en Puerto Rico: Arquitectura Conflictos y Jurisdicciones. A ASeed Money@ Research Project funded by the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. 1994-1995.

El Cuerpo de Conservación Civil y la Inclusión / Exclusión de Comunidades en el Manejo del Recurso Bosque.  Funded by Fondos Institucionales para la Investigación en las Ciencias Sociales y Disciplinas Humanísticas, Administración Central de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Project also received additional funds from the Caribbean National Forest (CNF) of the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, in a joint effort with Dr. Jeffery Walker, CNF. 1993-1995


FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Recreational Conch Fishing Survey.  Co-principal investigator: Richard Appeldoorn. Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 1996.

Co-management in the Puerto Rican Fisheries: An Applied Anthropology Approach to Marine Fisheries Reserves.  University of Puerto Rico  Sea Grant College Program, 1994-1996. Co-principal investigators: Allan Smith and Yves Renard, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute, St. Lucia; 1994-1996.

Front-End and Formative Evaluation of El Portal de El Yunque Visitor Center.  Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; Co-Principal Investigators: Virgilio Rodriguez y Alfonso Latoni; 1992.  

Assessment of Visitors Attitudes and Behaviors at the Caribbean National Forest of El Yunque.  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; Co-Principal Investigators: Virgilio Rodriguez y Alfonso Latoni; 1991-1993.

Assessment of Visitors Attitudes and Behaviors at the Caribbean National Forest of El Yunque.  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service; Co-Principal Investigators: Virgilio Rodriguez y Alfonso Latoni; 1991-1993.

Effects of Land Use and Commoditization in the Process of Coastal Gentrification in Puerto Rico.  University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College / NOAA, Office of Sea Grant; Co-Principal Investigator: Jaime Gutiérrez Sánchez; 1990-1992.

A Proposal for Assessing the Socio-Economic Impact of Fishery Management Options Upon Gillnet and Trammel Net Fishermen in Puerto Rico: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Anthropology and Fisheries Biology) for the Evaluation of Management Alternatives.  National Marine Fisheries Service / National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Saltonstall-Kennedy Funds; 1991.

Evaluación del Programa de los Consejos de Seguridad Vecinal en Puerto Rico.  Puerto Rico. Police Department and the Security Office for the Governor; Co-Principal Investigators: Lizzette Ocasio, Joseph Agüero and Jaime Gutiérrez Sánchez; 1990-1991.

Evaluación del Programa "Drug Abuse Resistance Education" D.A.R.E. en Puerto Rico.  Puerto Rico Community Foundation, and the Puerto Rico Police Department; Co-Principal Investigators: Jaime Gutiérrez Sánchez; 1989.

Understanding Commercial - Recreational Fishermen User Conflicts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Extension Approaches Toward Mitigation.  National Marine Fisheries Service / National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Saltonstall-Kennedy Funds; 1988.

Wage Labor and Small-Scale Fishing in Puerto Rico.  National Science Foundation, Principal Investigator: David C. Griffith, East Carolina University, 1988.

Developing Marine Recreational Fishing in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  National Marine Fisheries Service / National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Saltonstall-Kennedy Funds; Principal Investigators: David C. Griffith, East Carolina University, 1986-1987.

Evaluating Access and Infrastructure Needs of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to Support Increased Marine Recreational Fishing Activity.  National Marine Fisheries Service / National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Saltonstall-Kennedy Funds; Principal Investigators: Ruperto Chaparro and Jaime Gutierrez; 1986-1987.


PUBLICATIONS

Fishers at Work, Workers at Sea.  With David C. Griffith.  Forthcoming (January 2002), Temple University Press.  

Historical contentions in the coastal zone.  University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program. Research Report.  September, 2001.

El paradigma perdido de la interdisciplinariedad: volver a los clásicos, Comentarios a la ponencia magistral de Juan José Castillo. In Temas en las Cioencias Sociales (first chapter),  Sonia Ruíz and María I. Barbot, editors.  Electronic Book, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.  August 2001.

Owning and contesting El Yunque: Forest Resources, Politics, and Culture in Puerto Rico.  Second author, with Marta M. Maldonado, and Alfonso R. Latoni.  Berkeley Journal of Sociology: A Critical Review.  Volume 44 / 1999-2000.

Cognitive constructions of fishery resources among the fishers of southwestern Puerto Rico. With Juan M. Posada, Ivan López, and Damaris Cabán. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI).  Barbados, 1996.

Culture, rationality, and development: historical constructions and Adistortions@ of conservation efforts In the fisheries of southwestern Puerto Rico. With José Eduardo Martínez (main author). Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of GCFI. Barbados, 1996.

Mapping fishing grounds using GPS technology. With Juan M. Posada (main author), Kurt Grove, and Marcos Rosado. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of GCFI. Barbados, 1996.

Desmontando discursos y política forestal: la transición del nuevo orden dasonomico en el imaginario colonial, 1898-1925. In Los arcos de la Memoria: El >98 de los pueblos puertorriqueños, Silvia Alvarez Curbelo,  Mary Frances Gallart, and Carmen I. Raffuci, editors.  Río Piedras: APH, Oficina del presidente de la UPR, y Postdata.  

Por los caminos de la naturaleza: sociedad tecnología y espacio natural en las ciencias sociales. In Introducción a las Ciencias Sociales: Sociedad y Cultura Contemporáneas (chapter nine), Lizandra Torres and Lina Torres, editors. International Thomson, Editores, 1997.  Second revised edition, August 2001 (chapter ten).

El fin de la ciudad: breve relato y reflexión sobre la desaparición imaginaria de dicho artefacto. Paréntesis, Revista de Estudiantes de la Escuela de Derecho Eugenio María de Hostos,  Mayagüez. 1996.

La circunvalación de Liche. In Historias Vivas: Historiografía Puertorriqueña Contemporanea.  Antonio Gaztambide Géigel and Silvia Alvarez Curbelo, editors. Asociación Puertorriqueña de Historiadores / Postdata. San Juan, 1996.

Las atuneras de Mayagüez: la triste historia de un amor no correspondido.
In Historias Vivas: Historiografía Puertorriqueña Contemporanea.  Antonio Gaztambide Géigel and Silvia Alvarez Curbelo, editors. Asociación Puertorriqueña de Historiadores / Postdata. San Juan, 1996.

Hacia la Participación Comunitaria: Lecciones y Principios Guías en el Caribe.  Actas de la Conferencia "La Participación Comunitaria en la Gestión Ambiental y el Co-Manejo en la República Dominicana", CEBSE / CANARI, Santo Domingo, 1995.

Co-management in La Parguera Marine Fishery Reserve. Caribbean Park and Protected Area Bulletin.  St. Croix, 1995.

CANARI's Coral Reef Monitoring Program: A Case Study.  Evaluation of  the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute(CANARI), Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, June 1995.

Offshore Citizens as a Supply of Farm Labor: El Maní and Sábalos, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.  In Working Poor: Farmworkers in the United States, (chapter six), David Griffith and Ed Kissam, with Geronimo Camposeco, Max Pfeffer, David Runsten, and Manuel Valdés Pizzini, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1995.

El Yunque or the Caribbean National Forest?:  Meaning, Management, and Culture in the Urban-Tropical Forest Interface. Manuel Valdés Pizzini, Alfonso Latoni, and Virgilio Rodríguez.  In Culture, Conflict and Communication in the Wildland / Urban Interface,  Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, Alan Ewert, Deborah Chavez y Arthur Magill, editors. 1994.

Ecotourism, Co-management and Empowerment among Indigenous Peoples: The Caribs of Dominica.  Caribbean Park and Protected Area Bulletin, Vol. 5, No 1, May 1994.

Inversión social contra la Criminalidad: Los Consejos de Seguridad Vecinal y las mini-estaciones. Ceteris Paribus: Revista de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas, Volumen 2, Número 1, Abril de 1992.

Guánica: Espejo Socioecológico del Suroeste de Puerto Rico.  Migdalia Alvarez and Manuel Valdés Pizzini.  Acta Científica: Revista de la Asociación de Maestros de Ciencias de Puerto Rico. 1992.

Injury and Therapy: Semiproletarianization in Puerto Rico's Artisanal Fisheries.  American Ethnologist, David C. Griffith, Manuel Valdés Pizzini, and Jeffrey Johnson, Volume 19, Number 1, 1992.

Distinciones y Procesos de Mercantilización de las Especies entre los Pescadores Comerciales y Deportivos.  Ceteris Paribus: Revista de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas, Volumen I, Número 1, Abril de 1991.

Anthropological Construction of a Marine Extension Program.  Practicing Anthropology: A Career Oriented Publication of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Volume 12, Number 4, 1990.

Fishermen Associations in Puerto Rico: Praxis and Discourse in the Politics of Fishing.  Human Organization, Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Volume 49, Number 2, Summer 1990.

Etnología Crítica del Trabajo en las Pesquerías de Puerto Rico y el Caribe Insular.  Caribbean Studies Review, Volume Numbers 1-2, 1990.

Ecología Humana.  In Antología de Lecturas en Ciencias Sociales, Primera Parte.  Eneida Rivero y Jaime Gutiérrez Sánchez, editors.  Colegio de Artes y Ciencias, Cuadernos de la Facultad de Artes y Ciencias, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Mayagüez, 1989.

Marine Recreational Fisheries Development in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Strategy and Current Approaches. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Bermuda, 1989.

Apuntes Sobre el Desarrollo Histórico de la Pesca en Puerto Rico.  Published by the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program, UPR-SG-28, 1987.

Book Review:  Richard W. Stoffle, Caribbean Fishermen Farmers: A Social Impact Assessment of Smithonian King Crab Mariculture, en Revista Interamericana, Vol. XVI, No. 1-4, 1986.

Dissertation: Social Relations of Production in Puerto de la Corona: Capitalism and Development in the Puerto Rican Fisheries, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, 1985.  (UMI Microfilms).


TECHNICAL REPORTS

Informe Final del Estudio de Visitantes a la Reserva Hacienda La Esperanza, Manatí.  Submitted to the Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico.  April, 2000.

Informe de Evaluación del Centro para el Ecodesarrollo de la Bahía de Samaná y su Entorno (CEBSE) en la República Dominicana.  Submitted to the Center for Marine Conservation, Washington D.C. y el U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID Agosto, 1998

Informe Final del Estudio de Visitantes a las Propiedades del FCPR.  With  Walter Díaz.  Submitted to the Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico.  Noviembre, 1998.

Survey of Recreational Fishing In Puerto Rico with Emphasis on Conch (Strombus gigas).  Richard Appeldoorn and Manuel Valdés Pizzini. Submitted to the Caribbean Fishery Management Council, December, 1996.

Estudio sobre el uso e impacto de visitantes y usuarios sobre los recursos del Bosque Seco de Guánica y Bahía Ballena. Submitted by CANARI to the Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico, May, 1994.

CUSTOMER: Understanding Visitors to the Caribbean National Forest (El Yunque).  With Alfonso Latoni, Virgilio Rodriguez, Jerry Cooker, Kate Inman and Ken Cordell.  Published by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Athens, Georgia.  May, 1993.

Formative Evaluation of El Portal de El Yunque Visitor Center.  With Alfonso Latoni and Virgilio Rodriguez. Submitted to the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. February, 1993.

Social Impact Assessment on the Shallow-Water Reeffish, Queen Conch and Coral Fishery Management Plans.  Submitted to the Caribbean Fishery Management Council. September, 1992.

Front End Evaluation of El Portal de El Yunque Visitor Center.  With Alfonso Latoni, Virgilio Rodriguez and Fernando Silva.  Submitted to the U.S.D.A. Forest Service. August, 1992.

Assessment the Socio-Economic Impact of Fishery Management Options Upon Gillnet and Trammel Net Fishermen in Puerto Rico: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Anthropology and Fisheries Biology) for the Evaluation of Management Alternatives.  With Alejandro Acosta, David C. Griffith and Mervin Ruíz.  Submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service / National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). August, 1992.  

Evaluación del Programa de los Consejos de Seguridad Vecinal en Puerto Rico, Informe Preliminar (1990) e Informe Final (1991).   With Lizzette Ocasio, Joseph Agüero and Jaime Gutiérrez Sánchez.  Submitted to la Policía de Puerto Rico y a la Oficina de Seguridad del Gobernador.  May, 1991
Evaluación del Programa "Drug Abuse Resistance Education" D.A.R.E. en Puerto Rico, Informe Preliminar (1989) e Informe Final (1990).  With Jaime Gutiérrez Sánchez.  Submitted to a D.A.R.E. de Puerto Rico Inc. 1990.

In Support of Marine Recreational Fishing in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Evaluation of Access and Infrastructure.  With Ruperto Chaparro and  Jaime Gutiérrez Sánchez.  Submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service, 1988.  Also published by the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant Program. August, 1991.  

Understanding Commercial - Recreational Fishermen User Conflicts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Extension Approaches Toward Mitigation.  Submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service, 1990.  

Developing Marine Recreational Fishing in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With David C. Griffith, Jim Murray, Jeffrey Johnson and Ruperto Chaparro.  Submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service, 1988.

Socio-Economic Documentation of the Puerto Rican Fishermen (Divers) for the Conch Management Plan.  Submitted to the Caribbean Fishery Management Council,  NOOA, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, 1987.

La Pesca Artesanal y las Asociaciones de Pescadores en Puerto Rico.  With Jaime Gutiérrez Sanchez and Bonnie M. McCay.  Submitted to the Sea Grant Program and published as a Research Report, UPRSGP, Project Number SE/D-20-1, PRU-SG-85-003, 1986.


PROFESSIONAL PAPERS / PRESENTATIONS

Comentarios a la ponencia magistral: El paradigma perdido de la interdisciplinariedad: volver a los clásicos, de Juan José Castillo.  EnREDo de ATLANTEA, UPR, Río Piedras. May 7, 1997.

Santa Juanita...on my mind: reflexiones personales y antropológicas sobre los suburbios en Puerto Rico. Primer Seminario de la Conservación de la Arquitectura en el Siglo XX.  San Juan, March 1997.

Cognitive constructions of fishery resources among the fishers of southwestern Puerto Rico. With Juan M. Posada, Ivan López, and Damaris Cabán. Culture, rationality, and development: historical constructions and Adistortions@ of conservation efforts In the fisheries of southwestern Puerto Rico. With José Eduardo Martínez (main author). Mapping fishing grounds using GPS technology. With Juan M. Posada (main author), Kurt Grove, and Marcos Rosado.  Papers presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.  Barbados, 11-15 November, 1996.

Recursos naturales, trabajo y ocio: La experiencia del Centro de Investigación Social Aplicada del RUM.  Encuentro Mundial de Estudios y Sociología del Trabajo, 4-8 de febrero de 1996, Mayagüez.

Group dynamics, paradigms shifts and discursive encounters: a case study of the formative process of interdisciplinary groups. Caribbean Studies Association 21th Annual Conference.  San Juan, May 27-30, 1996.

Co-management of Natural Resources in the Caribbean: An Applied Social  Sciences Approach. Presentation sponsored by the Sociology and the Anthropology Departments at Washington State University, at Pullman. March, 1995.

Hacia la Participación Comunitaria: Lecciones y Principios Guías en el Caribe.  Conference: "La Participación Comunitaria en la Gestión Ambiental y el Co-Manejo en la República Dominicana", Santo Domingo, 27-29 de Octubre de 1994.

El Cuerpo Civil de Conservación (CCC): Comunidad, conservación y trabajo en las áreas forestales. Tercera Reunión Anual de la Asociación Puertorriqueña de Historiadores, Mayagüez, Agosto de 1994.

Managing Resources or Managing People: A Social Sciences Agenda for Puerto Rico.  Caribbean Studies Association, Panel: Management of the Environment: A Requirement for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean of the 21st Century; Port of Spain, Trinidad, May, 1990.   

Injury and Therapy: The Role of Semiproletarianization in Puerto Rico's Artisanal Fisheries.  American Anthropological Association, Panel: Sociocultural Aspects of Small-Scale Fisheries in Developing Nations, Co-presenter with Jeffrey Johnson and David C. Griffith; Washington D.C., November, 1989.

Anthropological Reconstruction of a Marine Extension Program: A Review and Critique.  Society for Applied Anthropology; Santa Fe, Nuevo México, en April, 1989.

Applied Social Research and Recreational Fisheries and Tourism Development in PR/USVI: A Marine Extension Experience.  Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Co-presenter with Ruperto Chaparro; Jamaica, November, 1989.

Desarrollo de un Paradigma Teórico para la Comprensión del Desplazamiento Social Costanero en Puerto Rico. Segundo Encuentro de Investigadores de la Asociación Puertorriqueña de Antropólogos y Arqueólogos, Co-presenter with  Ruperto Chaparro; San Juan, June, 1988.  

Ethnohistory of Conflicts over Fishweirs Leases and Operations in Puerto Rico: From 1732 to 1953.  American Fisheries Society; Salem, North Carolina, September, 1987.

Marine Recreational Fisheries Development in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: Strategy and Current Approaches.  Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Bermuda, November, 1986.

Petty Commodity Production in the Puerto Rican Fisheries: A Micro / Micro Analysis (A Case of Differential Development).  American Anthropological Association, Washington D.C., December, 1985.


RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MARINE EXTENSION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS AND PARTICIPATION


Workshops: Interviews, observations and questionnaires: A study of visitor for the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust. Jointly Fernando Silva and Walter Díaz.  January and May, 1997.

Ahí viene la mar! El maremoto de 1918 según relatado por los sobrevivientes y    testigos del mismo a Kevin Acevedo.  Conferencia de la Defensa Civil: Maremotos, el peligro olvidado. Mayagüez, October 10, 1997

Workshop: Oral History Interviews and the Civilian Conservation Corps. Jointly with Jeffery Walker, Caribbean National Forest, El Yunque. May 1996.

Antropología e Historia: Una ruta hacia la conservación y preservación del patrimonio cultural y ambiental. Primera Conferencia Sobre Preservación Histórica, Ambiente y Folklore.  Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ponce.  May 1, 1996.

Análisis etnohistórico de los conflictos de uso y manejo de los corrales de pesca en Puerto Rico. Reunión de Investigadores de la Facultad de Artes y Ciencias (Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez) Auspiciados por Fondos ASeeed Money@: Investigación sobre aspectos de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. May 2, 1996.    

History, cognition and behavior: Social issues in the development of a marine fishery reserve in La Parguera, Puerto Rico.  Marine Reserves as Management Tools: A Workshop on Research Priorities, La Parguera, Lajas.  October 2-4, 1995.
Aspectos histórico-sociales de la pesca en Puerto Rico.  Presentation in a workshop for the professional development of the Rangers from the Puerto Rico's Department of Natural and Environmental Resources. DNER Fisheries Laboratory, Guanajibo, Mayagüez. January 14, 1995.  

Cultura y naturaleza: Una perspectiva Antropológica sobre el ecoturismo.  Primer Coloquio de Ecoturismo, Desarrollo y Conservación.  Anfiteatro de Ingeniería Industrial, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez. October, 1993

)Manejo de gente o manejo de recursos?: El papel de las Ciencias Sociales en la conservación. Inaugural Lecture: The Marquis Building and the Center for Education, Conservation and Environmetal Interpretation.  Interamerican University, San Germán Campus.  November, 1993.

Workshop on the Social Sciences Approach to the Analysis of Traditional (Folk) Knowledge in Resource Management.  A one day section of a CANARI workshop on Co-management in the Caribbean for community workers and managers.  Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, November 1994.  

Workshop: Assessment of Resource Utilization: A First Step. Jointly with Mathias Burt. Two day CANARI workshop on methodologies for resource managers.  St. George and Levera, Grenada, July 1994.

Antropología y Desarrollo Sustentable: Un Enfoque Práctico. Departament of Economics, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.  March, 1993.

La Parguera Marine Sanctuary. Annual Conference of the Concerned Boaters / National Water Rights Association, Stuart, Florida, February, 1993.

Resource person: National Marine Fisheries Service Workshop on Social Impact Analyses and Data Collection Needs.  Tampa, Florida. April, 1994.

Socio-economic study of gill net and trammel net fishermen in Puerto Rico.  Caribbean Fisheries Management Council Meeting.  La Parguera, Lajas.  December, 1993.

Resource person: South Atlantic Research Program Meeting. La Parguera, February 15 and 16, 1993.

Resource person: Caribbean Fisheries Data Program Review and Workshop.  Guánica, January 26, 1993.

Fishing and Labor in the Caribbean Fisheries.  Caribbean Fisheries Management Council Meeting on the Conch and Shallow Water Reef Fisheries.  Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, August 27, 1992.

Investigación-Acción: La perspectiva del manejo de los recursos.  Workshop for the Social Science faculty of the Colegio Universitario de Humacao.  Februry, 1992.

Facilitator in the workshop: Development of Approaches to Undergraduate Training in Resource Management,  Consortium of Caribbean Universities for Natural Resource Management, UNICA, Dominican Republic, August, 1991.

Facilitator in the workshop: A Community Encounter: The Guánica Dry Forest Biosphere Reserve, Guánica, Puerto Rico.  July, 1991.

Consecuencias Sociales del Desarrollo Urbano en la Zona Costanera.  Presentation at the following workshops: Consideraciones Ambientales en el Desarrollo de Proyectos Municipales, University  of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, September, 1989; and Perspectivas en el Uso de la Costa y los Recursos Marinos, Colegio Unversitario Tecnológico de Ponce, October, 1989.  Both activities were sponsored by the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program.  

Social Sciences, Resource Management and Marine Affairs.  Marine Affairs Course, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas.  November, 1989.

Comentator in the panel Socio-economic Aspects of Aquaculture Development.  Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Annual Meeting, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, November, 1988.

Introduction: A History of Social Sciences and Marine Resources in Puerto Rico.  Colloquium: Applied Social Sciences and Marine Resources: Perspectives and Experiences, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, August, 1988.

Moderator in the panel Beach Littering: A National Problem, Sea Grant Week, Washington D.C., July, 1987.

Training and Education: A Multidimensional Problem in Aquaculture Development.  Caribbean Aquaculture Trade Exposition, San Juan, September, 1987.


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member Scientific and Statistical Committee, Caribbean Fishery Management Council.

Technical Advisor for the Consortium of Caribbean Universities for Resource Management, Universities of the Caribbean, UNICA.

Member of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Council for the Conservation of Underwater Resources 1988-1989.

Elected Member of the Board of the Caribbean Studies Association.  Program Chair of the conference Politics, Culture and Identity in the Caribbean, La Habana, Cuba.  May, 1991.

Elected Member of the Board of Asociación Puertorriqueña de Historiadores. 1994-1995 & 1995-1996.  Program Chair of the Third and Fourth Annual Meeting of the APH (UPR-Río Piedras, 1995 and UIA-Ponce, 1996).


Participation in graduate students committees
Student
Field and Institution
Project
Date of Degree

Rima Brusi

Anthropology,  
Cornell University

Social construction of
space in La Parguera.

2002  Ph.D.

Tamara Z. Acosta

Social and Community
Psychology,
University of Puerto Rico.

The therapeutic construction
of space in health institutions.

2002  Ph.D.

Zaibette Maldonado


Anthropology,
Rutgers University.

The construction of
vulnerability to hazards and
disasters in Loiza

2000  Ph.D.

Ricardo Pérez

Anthropology,
University of Connecticut,
Storrs.

Fragments of memory: the
State and the small-scale
fisheries modernization in
southern Puerto Rico.

2000 Ph.D.

Neudy Jean-Baptiste

Marine Sciences,
University of Puerto Rico.

Distribución espacial de las
nasas y sus relaciones con la
topografía, asociaciones de
peces y capturas estacionales.

1999  M.S.

Sonia M. Serrano

Sociology,
University of Puerto Rico.

Son, son... son las mujeres:
una aproximación a los
movimientos feministas en
Puerto Rico durante las
décadas de 196-1970.

1997  M.A.

Tamara Z. Acosta

Social and Community
Psychology,
University of Puerto Rico.

Señalamnientos críticos al
concepto de apoderamiento:
revisión a la luz de las
luchas ambientales
guaniqueñas.

1996 M.A.

Alejandro Acosta

Marine Sciences,
University of Puerto Rico.

Factors influencing gillnets
and trammel nets selectivity.

1992 Ph.D.


Sea Grant Reports and Documents (jointly with Ruperto Chaparro,
Kurt Grove, and staff)

Briefing Book for the Program Assessment Team.  April, 2001

Progress Report of the UPRSGCP, 1998-2000.  National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), September, 2000.

UPRSGCP Institutional proposal 2000-2002.     National Sea Grant College Program, NOAA November, 1999.

Strategic Plan: University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program.  October, 1999.

Final Report of the UPRSGCP, 1994-1998.     National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), September, 1999.

Annual Report: Fiscal Year 1997-1998.  August, 1999.

Informe de año Fiscal 1996-97.  November, 1997.

Informe de año Fiscal 1995-96.  September, 1996.

UPRSGCP Institutional proposal 1998-2000     National Sea Grant College Program, NOAA. November, 1997.

UPRSGCP Institutional proposal 1996-1998.  National Sea Grant College Program, NOAA.     November, 1995.