Marine Biologist Liana Talaue-McManus Highlighted this Women’s Day

MIAMI — (March 8, 2012) — University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science faculty member Liana Talaue-McManus was among a handful of female scientists highlighted on UNESCO’s site, as part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission page. The page, launched on Women’s Day 2012 (March 8) focuses on women who have dedicated their lives to marine science and to the protection of the marine environment.

Talaue-McManus pioneered participatory approaches for integrated coastal planning and resource management in her native Philippines in the 1990s. On a global scale, she is involved with coastal change research and the effective integration of human dimensions with natural science in examining how to manage coastal environments. She previously chaired the Scientific Steering Committee of the Land-Ocean Interactions and was co-chair of the Coastal Panel of the Integrated Global Observing System. Currently, she is developing assessment methods to examine the socioeconomic impacts of policy interventions in international/transboundary waters. Talaue-McManus is also a founding member of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) Coastal Zone Community of Practice, and is active in institutional and policy research in the State of Florida and in Caribbean nations including the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.

The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit

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