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Edward
Miles
edmiles@uw.edu
Professor (Emeritus), School of Marine and Environmental Affairs; Professor (Emeritus), Graduate School of Public Affairs; Adjunct Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences; Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Marine Studies. Senior Fellow, University of Washington Joint Institute for Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO)

Education

  • Ph.D. 1965, University of Denver, Graduate School of International Studies
    International Relations/Comparative Politics
  • B.A. 1962 Howard University
    History/Political Science

Research and Professional Experience

1965-66

Instructor in International Relations, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), University of Denver.

1966-70

Assistant Professor of International Studies, GSIS, University of Denver.

1970-74

Associate Professor of International Studies, GSIS, University of Denver.

1974-Present

Professor of Marine Studies and Public Affairs, Institute for Marine Studies, University of Washington.

1982-1993

Director, School of Marine Affairs (formerly Institute for Marine Studies), University of Washington.

1994-Present

Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professor of Marine Studies & Public Affairs, University of Washington.

1995-Present

Senior Fellow, JISAO

1997-Present Co-Director, Center for Science in The Earth System, JISAO, University of Washington

Honors and Awards (Selected)

1962

Phi Beta Kappa

1969-76

Member, Board of Editors, International Organization

1970-72

Member, Advisory Panel, National Sea Grant Program, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

1972-73

International Affairs Fellowship, Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.

1972-81

Executive Board, Law of the Sea Institute, University of Hawaii

1973-74

James P. Warburg Fellow of the University Consortium for World Order Studies, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

1973-74

Senior Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

1973-present

Associate Editor, Ocean Development and International Law Journal

1974-79

Chairman, Ocean Policy Committee, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council.

1976-80

Principal Investigator, North Pacific Project, Institute for Marine Studies, University of Washington, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation

1980-83

Principal Investigator, North Pacific Project, Institute for Marine Studies, University of Washington, supported by the National Science Foundation

1985-87

Principal Investigator, The World Fisheries Project, Institute for Marine Studies, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

1985-93

Executive Board, Law of the Sea Institute, University of Hawaii

1986-87

Sabbatical Award University of Washington. Appointed Consultant to the Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD, Paris, France

1988-91

Editorial Board, Reviews in Aquatic Sciences

1989-93

President, Law of the Sea Institute, Univ. of Hawaii

1990-92

Chairman, Advisory Committee for International Programs, National Science Foundation

1993-94

Sabbatical Award of University of Washington. Appointed Consultant to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, WMO, Geneva; Visiting Professor, Institute of Political Science and Center for International Climate and Energy Research (CICERO), University of Oslo; Senior Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Lysaker, Norway

1993-1995

Member, Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science, Nat’l Science Foundation

1995-present

Principal Investigator Project on the Impacts of Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Response Strategies in the Pacific Northwest, supported by the Office of Global Programs, NOAA

1996-2003

Member, Climate and Global Change Advisory Panel, Office of Global Programs, NOAA

1996-2004

Member, Advisory Committee on Applications, International Research Institute for Climate Predictions, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

1999-present

Trustee, the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, Washington, D.C.

1999

College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, Distinguished Research Award

2001-2002

Sabbatical Award, University of Washington

2003

Elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

2005

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

2008

Appointed to membership on the Board of Directors, Union of Concerned Scientists

2009

Named Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Biosketch

Edward L. Miles has served as chairman of the Ocean Policy Committee, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council (1974-79); member of the Executive Board, Law of the Sea Institute, 1972-81 and 1985-89 and President 1989-93; Chairman of the Legal and Institutional Task Group on the Implications of Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste into the Seabed and Advisor to the Executive Committee, Seabed Working Group, Nuclear Energy Agency, OCED, 1981-1987; Chairman of the Advisory Committee on International Programs of the National Science Foundation, 1990-92; and member of the Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation, 1992-1994.

He has also served as consultant to the United Nations, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Unesco, Dept. of Fisheries of FAO, and the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency. In April 1993 he served as the UN-designated expert on GESAMP, the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection and in 1994 he was appointed Lead Author for Marine Policy in WG II-B (Oceans and Large Lakes) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1995, Re-assessment of the Global Climate Change Problem. He is the author of many studies on international organizations, international science and technology policy, and marine policy and ocean management.

Within the University of Washington, he has served as Director of the School of Marine Affairs (1982-1993), Chairman of the University Committee on Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (1991-1992), and a member of the University’s Steering Committee on Global Change (since 1992), and chairman of the President’s Task Force on Environmental Education, 1995-1996.

Selected Publications

Edward L. Miles (ed.). 1989. The Management of World Fisheries: Implications of Extended Coastal State Jurisdiction, (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press).

Edward L. Miles and William T. Burke. 1989. “Pressures on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 Arising from New Fisheries Conflicts: The Problem of Straddling Stocks,” Ocean Development and International Law Journal, Vol. 20 No. 4, pp. 343-357.

Edward L. Miles. 1989. “Concepts, Approaches and Applications in Sea Use Planning and Management,” Ocean Development and International Law Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 213-238.

Tadao Kuribayashi and Edward L. Miles (eds.). 1992. The Law of the Sea in 1990s: A Framework for Further International Cooperation, (Honolulu: Law of the Sea Institute, University of Hawaii).

Edward L. Miles. 1992. “Future Challenges in Ocean Management: Towards Integrated National Ocean Policy,” in Paolo Fabbri (ed.). Ocean Management in Global Change, (London and New York: Elsevier Applied Science), pp. 595-620.

Edward L. Miles. 1993. “Towards More Effective Management of High Seas Fisheries,” Asian Yearbook of International Law, Vol. III, No. 1.

Edward L. Miles and Tullio Treves (eds.). 1993. The Law of the Sea: New Worlds New Discoveries, (Honolulu: Law of the Sea Institute).

William Burke, Marc Freeberg, and Edward Miles. 1994. “The United Nations Resolutions on Driftnet Fishing: An Unsustainable Precedent for High Seas and Coastal Fisheries Management,” Ocean Development and International Law Journal, Vol. 25, pp. 127-186.

Edward L. Miles. 1995. “Ocean Policy Development in the 1990’s: The Uses and Limitations of the Diplomatic Arena,” in Kathleen I. Matics and Ted L. McDorman (eds.). Summary and Selected Papers of the SEAPOL TM-Regional Conference, (Bangkok, SEAPOL), pp. 32-60. (Keynote Paper of the Conference).

Venugopalan Ittekkot, Su Jilan, and E. Miles. 1996. “Oceans,” Chapter 8 in Robert T. Watson et al. (eds.). Climate Change 1995, Vol. II of the Second Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 267-288.

Edward L. Miles. 1997. “U.S. Security Interests in a Post-Cold War World and the Law of the Sea,” in Donald Anton, Jonathan Charney, and Mary Ellen O’Connel (eds.). Politics, Values, and Functions: Essays in Honor of Louis Henkin, (The Hague: Martinus Nijoff Publishers, 1997), pp. 353-376.

Edward L. Miles. 1998. “Personal Reflections on an Unfinished Journey Through Global Environmental Problems of Long Timescale,” Policy Sciences, Vol. 31, pp. 1-33.

Edward L. Miles. 1998. Global Ocean Politics: The Decision-Process at the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, (The Hague: Kluwer Law International), 750 pp.

Bridget Callahan, Edward L. Miles, and David Fluharty. 1999. “Policy Implications of Climate Forecasts for Water Resources Management in the Pacific Northwest,” Policy Science, Vol. 32, pp. 269-293.

Edward L. Miles, Amy K. Snover, Alan F. Hamlet, Bridget Callahan, and David Fluharty. 2000. “Pacific Northwest Regional Assessment: The Impact of Climate Variability and Climate Change on the Water Resources of the Columbia River Basin,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 36, No. 2, p. 399-420.

Edward L. Miles. 2000. The New Ocean Regime: Facilitating Implementation, Compliance, and Evolution. In David Wilson and Dick Sherwood (eds). Oceans Governance and Maritime Strategy, (Australia: Allen and Unwin: 6-21).

Edward L. Miles, Arild Underdal, Steinar Andresen, Jørgen Wettestad, Jon Birger Skjaerseth, and Elaine Carlin. 2002 Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Confronting Theory with Evidence, (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

Edward L. Miles, Amy Snover, and the JISAO/SMA Climate Impacts Group. Rhythms of Change: An Integrated Assessment of Climate Impacts on the Pacific Northwest, (In review).

Mote, P.W., E. A Parson, A. F. Hamlet, K. G. Ideker, W.S. Keeton, D.P. Lettenmaier, N.J. Mantua, E. L. Miles, D. W. Peterson, D. L. Peterson, R. Slaughter, and A. K. Snover. 2003. “Preparing for Climate Change: The Water, Salmon, and Forests of the Pacific Northwest,” Climatic Change, 61:45-88.

Miles, Edward L. 2004. “Beyond the Kyoto/Marrakesh Protocol: Options and Strategies,” in Peterson, D. L. and J. L. Innes. Climatic Change, Carbon, and Forestry in Northwestern North America. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report GTR-PNW-614, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Strom, Are, Robert C. Francis, Nathan J. Mantua, Edward L. Miles, David L. Peterson. 2004. North Pacific Climate Recorded in Growth Rings of Geoduck Clams: A New Tool for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 31, L06206, doi:10.1029/2004GL019440.

Strom, Are, Robert Francis, Nathan J. Mantua, Edward L. Miles, David L. Peterson. 2005. Preserving Low-frequency Climate Signals in Growth Records of Geoduck Clams (Panopea abrupta). Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, 228 (1-2):167-178.

Edward L. Miles. 2006. Negotiating a New Design for a World Ocean Regime. Global Environmental Politics, Vol. 6, No. 3 (August): 43-57.

Miles, E. L., A. K. Snover, L. C. Whitley Binder, E. S. Sarachik, P. W. Mote, and N. Mantua. 2006. “An Approach to Designing a National Climate Service.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 103, No. 52 (December 26):19617-19623. Reprinted in PNAS, Vol. 103, No. 45 (November 7, 2006), Special Issue: “Highlights in Sustainability Science.”

Edward L. Miles. 2009. On the Increasing Vulnerability of the World Ocean to Multiple Stresses. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 34:18.1-18.25. DOI:10.1146/annurev.environ.33.041707.110117.

Miles , Edward L. and James Bradbury . 2009. What Can Be Done to Address Ocean Acidification Through U.S. Policy and Governance? Current: The Journal of Marine Education, Vol. 25, No. 1: 30-32. (Peer reviewed).

Miles , Edward L. 2009. Remembering Douglas Johnston as a Practicing Diplomat as well as a Scholar”. Chircop, Aldo, Ted L. McDorman , and Susan J. Rolston (eds). The Future of Ocean Regime-Building: Essays in Tribute to Douglas M. Johnston , (Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff , Publishers), 15-24. (Peer reviewed).

Miles , Edward L. 2009. The Northwest. In Karl , Thomas R. , Jerry M. Melillo , and Thomas Peterson , (eds.). Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States. U.S. Global Change Research Program, (Cambridge University Press), 135-138. Released by the Obama White House on June 16. (Peer reviewed.)

Miles , Edward L. 2010. “Sub-Seabed Disposal of High Level Radioactive Waste: The Policy Context: Then and Now,” in David D. Caron and Harry N. Schreiber (eds). The Ocean in the Nuclear Age, (Leiden: Brill, imprint, Maritinus Nijhoff ), Chapter 8:125-146.