Miguel Franco Frohlich's Confirmation Presentation

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Miguel Franco Frohlich's Confirmation Presentation

We invite you to attend the Confirmation Presentation of Miguel Franco Frohlich, a Doctor of Philosophy candidate within the School of Social Sciences, in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law.

Title: Adaptive Learning and Coastal Management: Linking Governance and Management through Monitoring and Evaluation

Presenter: Miguel Franco Frohlich

When: Tuesday 22 May from 2:30-4:30pm

Where: Building E, G.14

Abstract: Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) has been promoted globally as an effective approach for dealing with coastal social-ecological systems. However, translating ICM theory into practice remains a challenge. In particular, this research is focused on how legal frameworks influence the practice of adaptive management for ICM. First, it explores the literature on the relationship between adaptive management of social-ecological systems and law. This sets the stage for a case study approach with two specific objectives: (a) to identify the extent to which adaptive management has been considered within legal frameworks for ICM; and (b) to analyse how law creates opportunities and barriers to adaptive management in ICM practice. Two local government areas – Byron Shire (Australia) and Florianópolis (Brazil) – were selected as case studies. Guided by a constructivism paradigm, research methods will involve qualitative content analysis of documentary evidence and semi-structured interviews. Research outcomes are expected to contribute to knowledge to the relationships between law, adaptive management, and ICM.

Bio: Miguel F. Frohlich is a PhD candidate in the Sustainability Research Centre and the School of Social Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast. In addition to his experience in Brazil as an environmental lawyer and with environmental management positions, he is interested in Integrated Coastal Management research. His Master of Environmental Engineering (Research Area: Environmental Management) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro involved an assessment of Integrated Coastal Management implementation in the State of Rio de Janeiro. Before his master’s degree, Miguel had completed a Bachelor of Laws at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. His research is supported by the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship.

Should you have any questions about this event please contact FABHDR@usc.edu.au.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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