James Quinn

Director, Information Center for the Environment at UC Davis

James (Jim) F. Quinn, Ph.D., Professor, is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis, co-founded and co-directs of the Information Center for the Environment (ICE — http://ice.ucdavis.edu), and is a Fellow in the Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI – http://asi.ucdavis.edu/).  His programs collaborate with multiple public agencies and conservation organizations to develop information systems applied to public environmental policy and ecological research, with current projects addressing climate change and natural resource management, biodiversity protection, ecosystem services, agricultural sustainability, and environmental informatics.  Past research programs also include work on marine intertidal communities, Pacific Coast marine fisheries, marine protected areas, and conservation biology as applied to parks and nature preserves.  Professor Quinn is a member of multiple scientific advisory groups, and a co-founder and editor of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science, the first free, all-electronic, open-access peer-reviewed journal published by the University of California Library System.  He is author of well over 100 technical publications and holds degrees from Harvard (AB, 1973) and the University of Washington (Ph.D., 1979). He was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Davis faculty in 1981.

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