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Marcus Haward

Marcus Haward

Prof Marcus Haward




Contact Details

Contact Campus Hobart CBD Campuses
Building IMAS Hobart
Room Reference 333
Telephone +61 3 6226 2333

Teaching Responsibilities

Marcus Haward is an active supervisor of Honours and research higher degree students. He has supervised 33 PhD and research masters theses to completion.

Current Research Projects include:

• Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System (with Tom Griffiths, ANU);

• Coastal Collaboration Cluster: Institutional and Social Barriers To Science Impact  (Theme 3 Knowledge Systems co leader – with Kevin O/Toole Deakin Uni);

• Changing Currents in Marine Biodiversity Governance and Management: Responding to Climate Change (with Michael Lockwood (UTAS) Marc Hocking (UQ) and Lorne Kriwoken (UTAS) and;

• A Climate Change Adaptation Blueprint for Coastal Regional Communities (with Stewart Frusher, Gretta Pecl, Sarah Jennings, Neil Holbrook and Jeremy Lyle UTAS).


Marcus has over 130 publications on Antarctica, fisheries management, and coastal and oceans governance. His most recent books are:

• Gale, F and Haward, MG, (2011) Global Commodity Governance: State Responses to Sustainable Forest and Fisheries Certification, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, pp. 302. ISBN 978-0-230-51663-2

• Haward, MG and Griffiths, T, (eds) (2011) Australia Antarctic Treaty System: 50 years of influence, University of New South Wales Press Ltd, Sydney, pp. 399. ISBN 9781742232232

• Haward, MG and Vince, JZ, (2008) Oceans Governance in the Twenty-first Century: Managing the Blue Planet, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 240. ISBN 978-1-84720-111-9

 Full Publication List


Marcus is a member the editorial boards of The Polar Journal (editor Vol. 1 No. 1 June 2011) and Antarctic and Southern Ocean Law and Policy Occasional Papers. Marcus has been a consultant or advisor to Australian state and Commonwealth government agencies and to the UNFAO. He has been a member of Australian delegations to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, CCAMLR and to APEC Fisheries and Marine Resources Conservation Working Group meetings. His current research focuses on aspects of oceans governance related to ecosystems aspects of fisheries management, governance and climate change, knowledge systems in relation to coastal management and Australian Antarctic policy.

Additional Information

Marcus is a political scientist (PhD UTAS) who has had longstanding interests in ocean and coastal zone governance.  In addition to his current appointment at IMAS Marcus is an UTAS contributed staff member to the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC) and is Policy Theme Leader for the NCCARF Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources (ARN/MBR) at the University of Tasmania, Hobart. Marcus has held a number of appointments at UTAS including Head of School of Government and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts and has had visiting appointments at the Australian National University, Australian Maritime College and at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.