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Adam Kokotovich

Project Fellow (2017-2018)
Degree
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Natural Resources Science and Management
Office
MHC 212L
Phone
(651) 962-6444
Mail
Mail #MHC 5026
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105
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Biography

Dr. Adam Kokotovich joined the Office of Sustainability Initiatives as a Project Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year. Born and raised in Duluth, MN, Adam pursued an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering before turning to public policy by completing a MS in Science, Technology and Public Policy and a PhD in Natural Resources Science and Management at the University of Minnesota.  An interdisciplinary social scientist, he is interested in highlighting and opening to reflexive scrutiny the assumptions that influence decision-making related to science, risk, and the environment.  His past research has explored policy concerning invasive species and genetic engineering.  In addition to furthering the missions of the OSI, his goals as a project fellow include exploring questions such as: what challenges and tensions do communities and academic institutions face while seeking to define and pursue sustainability?  How can deliberation, reflection, and interdisciplinarity help address these challenges and navigate these tensions?  


Academic History

Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Natural Resources Science and Management

M.S., Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Univeristy of Minnesota - Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

B.M.E., University of Minnesota - Mechanical Engineering


Selected Publications

Hartley, S. and A. Kokotovich. (In press). Disentangling risk assessment: New roles for experts and publics. In: Nerlich, B., Hartley, S., Raman, S. (Eds.), Science and the Politics of Openness: Here Be Monsters. Manchester University Press, Manchester, England. 

Kokotovich, A., and D.A. Andow. (2017). Exploring tensions and conflicts in invasive species management: The case of Asian carp. Environmental Science & Policy 69:105-112. 

Kokotovich, A. (2014). Contesting risk: Science, governance and the future of plant genetic engineering. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Minnesota. 

Kokotovich, A., and J. Kuzma. (2014). Conflicting Futures: Environmental Regulation of Plant Targeted Genetic Modification.  Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 34(3-4): 108-120. 

Kokotovich, A. and A. Zeilinger. (2011). Exploring social and institutional variation across oak wilt risk management programs in Minnesota, USA.  Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 10(1): 39-45.


 Selected Presentations

Kokotovich, A. and D. Andow. (2016). Improving invasive species management using risk analysis: The case of Asian carp.  Society for Risk Analysis 2016 Meeting. December 12-14, 2016. San Diego, CA.

Kokotovich, A. and D. Andow. (2016). Exploring the tensions challenging Asian carp management: The role of social and scientific uncertainty.  American Fisheries Society 2016 Meeting. August 21-25, 2016. Kansas City, MO.

Kokotovich, A. (2015). Protecting Wild Rice from Genetic Engineering: A Collaboration to Reconceive Scientific Research. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2015 Conference. June 24-27, 2015. University of California, San Diego.

Booth, A., S. Green, and A. Kokotovich. (2015). Engaging Outside of the Academy: A Discussion on Facilitating Collaborative Research with Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Communities. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2015 Conference. June 24-27, 2015. University of California, San Diego.

Kokotovich, A. (2015). Delimiting the study of risk: The importance of risk assessment guidelines. GenØk Center for Biosafety. November 25, 2015. Tromso, Norway. Invited Presentation.

Fall 2017 Courses

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J-Term 2018 Courses

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Spring 2018 Courses

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