Dr. Marc Foggin is an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia
He is a conservation biologist specialised in mountain environments with a focus on complex human dimensions of environmental management and community development in China and Central Asia. His work broadly revolves around fields of sustainability science, protected and conserved areas, indigenous peoples and local communities, governance, co-management, and horizontal policy analysis. He presently is a member of research consortia focused on environmental and social dimensions of China’s Belt & Road Initiative, honorary member of ICCA Consortium, and member of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas. Additionally, he leads the integrated development and conservation work of NGO Plateau Perspectives, mostly in Central Asia, and serves as a consultant for UNDP and other organizations for the development of more people-centred and right-based approaches in nature conservation.
Foggin, J.M.; Brombal, D.; and Razmkhah, A. (2021). Thinking Like A Mountain: Exploring the Potential of Relational Approaches for Transformative Nature Conservation. Sustainability, 13,12884. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132212884
Foggin, J.M.; Lechner, A.M.; Emslie-Smith, M.; Hughes, A.C.; Sternberg, T.; and Dossani, R. (2021). Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia: Anticipating socioecological challenges from large-scale infrastructure in a global biodiversity hotspot. [Policy Perspective]. Conservation Letters, e12819. http://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12819
Hughes, A.C., Lechner, A.M., Chitov, A., Horstmann, A… Foggin, M., et al. (2020). Horizon Scan of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 35(7): 583-593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.02.005
Foggin, J.M. (2018). Environmental Conservation in the Tibetan Plateau Region: Lessons for China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Mountains of Central Asia. Land, 7, 52. https://doi.org/10.3390/land7020052
Foggin, J.M. (2016). Conservation Issues: Mountain Ecosystems. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, ScienceDirect. Elsevier Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09199-5
Hodges, J.; Foggin, J.M.; Long, R.J.; and Zhaxi, G. (2014). Globalisation and the sustainability of farmers, livestock-keepers, pastoralists and fragile habitats. Biodiversity, 15(2-3): 109-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/14888386.2014.931247