Dr. Marc Foggin is an Honorary Research Associate at the Himalaya Program, Institute of Asian Research, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.
He is a conservation biologist specialised in mountain environments of China and Central Asia, with a focus on complex human dimensions of environmental management and community development. His research has revolved mainly around the fields natural resource management, protected areas and co-management, nomadic pastoralism, and horizontal policy analysis. He also has served as consultant to WWF, UNDP, and other international organisations. He presently serves on the advisory committee of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) ‘Gobi Frameworks’ project on sustainable infrastructure development (led by Oxford University); as a member or coordinator of several research consortia focused on the environmental and social dimensions of China’s Belt & Road Initiative; as honorary member of the Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCA) Consortium, with focus on Central Asia; and as director of the NGO Plateau Perspectives.