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Key Researcher

Huei-min Tsai

Associate Professor of Environmental Education

Huei-min Tsai is Associate Professor of Environmental Education at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. She also acts as Executive Secretary for IHDP National Committee- Taipei (a transition team to Future Earth –Taiwan), Executive Secretary for the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Islands, Executive Committee Member of International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA), and Coordinator for Northern Taiwan Environmental Education Regional Center. Her research interests include nature-society co-evolution on islands, historical political ecology, ‘Native Science’- traditional knowledge from island societies, and island resilience and sustainability. Her recent scholarship includes articles on island societies, published in Marine and Island Cultures, Political Geography, Asia-Pacific Forum, Insula- International Journal of Island Affairs, Geografiska Annaler B; and book chapters in Ecology & Power: Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present, and Future. (Routledge, 2012), Integrating Science and Policy- Vulnerability and Resilience in Global Environmental Change. (Earthscan, 2011.), and Sustainable Development for Island Societies: Taiwan and the World (Academia Sinica, 2002).  She also edited volumes of proceedings on ‘The Islands of the World XIII- Small is Beautiful: Islands Connection and Innovation’ (Penghu Archipelago, 2014), Human Dimensions and Global Sustainability, (Briefing Book for the 20th IHDP Scientific Committee Meeting, 16-18 May 2013. Taipei: Academia Sinica.), Policy Forum on Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Resilience: Taiwan Reflections (The 20th IHDP Policy Forum, 19 May 2013. Taipei: Academia Sinica). Island Development- Local Economy, Culture, Innovation and Sustainability (2013 IGU Commission on Islands Conference). Climate Change & Sustainability Literacy: Knowledge, Ethics and Actions (Ministry of Education, 2012)