Details of recent and important publications authored or co-authored by the members and partners of the Intersections of Sustainability Transdisciplinary Research Network are presented in this section. The selected publications include books, book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations that cover a wide scope of specific and transdisciplinary research relating to Water, Climate change and Futures. Please use the drop down arrow to navigate and view all the different categories of publications.

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Kinder, J. and Stewart-Harawira, M. (2018). Resilient Systems, Resilient Communities. Retrieved from


Cameron Jeffries (2016). Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea. Oxford University Press, available on August 9th, 2016.

Professor Cameron Jefferies’ reent book, Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea, addresses one of international environmental law’s most pressing and controversial areas. Through a multidisciplinary lens, the book explores the current regulatory landscape for marine mammal conservation and a comprehensive picture of the modern threats to marine mammals.

"The past 70 years demonstrates that international efforts to conserve marine mammal species engages a full suite of scientific, cultural, political, and ethical considerations,” said Professor Jefferies. “For this reason it is not surprising that meaningful compromise has remained elusive; however, the international community must press forward to ensure that future generations get to co-exist with these incredible animals. My hope is that this book demonstrates that rational conservation need not continue to elude us and that international law can chart the course towards truly sustainable marine mammal management."

The book strives to push marine mammal conservation law further, laying out a proposed treaty that develops the potential of current treaty provisions found in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

“If the world will now take notice, Professor Jefferies has shown the way to rational management of marine mammals,” said John Norton Moore, Walter L. Brown Professor of Law, University of Virginia. “This is not just theoretical academic work; this is the real thing from a brilliant and extremely knowledgeable expert on marine mammals.” More information.

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