Frank Alcock is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the New College of Florida where he teaches courses on world politics, international law and environmental studies. His research covers issues of sustainable development, trade and global environmental politics with a focus on oceans and marine policy. He also serves as the Director of the Marine Policy Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL.
Jon Barnett is an Australian Research Council Fellow in the Department of Resource Management and Geography at Melbourne University. He is a political geographer who has published on adaptation to climate change in the South Pacific, climate change politics and policy, environmental security, and water resource management in China. His publications in 2008 include: "Peace and Development: Towards a New Synthesis," Journal of Peace Research; "The Effect of Aid on Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change: Insights from Niue," Political Science; "The Ambiguities of Environmental Degradation and Violence: The Case of the Tolukuma Gold Mine," Society and Natural Resources; and "The Yellow River in Transition," Environmental Science and Policy.
Joanna Depledge is Sutasoma Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, and Associate at the Centre of International Studies, at Cambridge University (UK). She is the co-author of The International Climate Change Regime: A Guide to Rules, Institutions and Procedures (2004) and author of The Organization of Global Negotiations: Constructing the Climate Change Regime (2005). She has worked as writer/editor for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, and also for the UN Climate Change Secretariat.
Nichole M. Fifer is a Doctoral Fellow studying public policy at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Her major areas of research are climate change and land use politics and she is currently in the process of co-authoring an article on vandalism in public parks with Dr. Shannon Orr of Bowling Green State University. She has an MPA in Environmental Management and a BA in Environmental Policy from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She has taught global resource politics at Bowling Green State and will be teaching American politics in the upcoming academic year at Wayne State University.
Stefan Lindemann is a Research Fellow at the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU). His current main research interests include international water policy and peace and conflict studies. [End Page iii]
Bernd Siebenhüner is Professor of Ecological Economics at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. He is also deputy leader of the Global Governance Project (www.glogov.org). Bernd Siebenhüner holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Master's degrees in Economics and Political Science. His research interests include international organizations, global environmental governance, social learning, corporate sustainability strategies, and climate and biodiversity governance.
Irja Vormedal is Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Her research interests include the role of business in global environmental governance, corporate social responsibility and climate change politics. [End Page iv]