January 2015 teaching in the field: MIT Malaysia field practicum on sustainable development

This is the second year that I’ve been invited on as a teaching assistant for the MIT Sustainable Development Practicum course. We bring 15 masters students who then group themselves according to interest and study some of the many topics within sustainable development. The great thing for me is that in the final week, IContinue reading “January 2015 teaching in the field: MIT Malaysia field practicum on sustainable development”

Coastal & Marine Resource Management and teaching international courses abroad for MIT

January is IAP at MIT (Independent Activities Period). Most people work on research, submit papers, or take a crazy class they would not otherwise do. In IAP 2014, my advisor asked me to TA his practicum course that brought 15 masters students to Malaysia. Since MIT signed a 5 year agreement with the Malaysian governmentContinue reading “Coastal & Marine Resource Management and teaching international courses abroad for MIT”

Coastal planning for resilience: Indonesian coral reefs and community-based management

Coral reef ecosystems the world over are faced with mounting crisis. The causes range from pollution, rising ocean temperatures, to overfishing. Indonesia, home to 20% of the world’s coral reefs, 75% of the world’s existing corals, 54,700 km of coastline, 6.1 million square kilometers of EEZ, has major incentive to engage in planning for coastalContinue reading “Coastal planning for resilience: Indonesian coral reefs and community-based management”