Fernandez, Pepito R.

Fernandez, Pepito R.
Professor
College of Arts and Sciences, UPV
UP Visayas

Biographical Sketch

Pepito "Sonny" Fernandez is a Full Professor in Political Science and has academic degrees and training in political science, geography, and fisheries social science from the Philippines, Canada, Japan and Australia. He currently teaches courses in political science, liberal arts, and natural resources management at the UPV and the UP System. In 2001, he received the Department of Agriculture-BAR Directors Award for an international refereed journal publication entitled “Coastal Area Governance in the Philippines”.

Since 2003, he has received several international peer-reviewed journal publication awards from the University of the Philippines System. Recently, two of his research manuscripts were published. The first was a peer-reviewed book chapter entitled “Creating Stable and Adaptive Governance Systems in Philippine Coasts”, jointly published by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) and UPV. The second is an online publication on fisheries and aquaculture by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) entitled “Governance Institutions and the Adaptive Capacity of Small-scale Aquaculture to Climate Change in the Philippines”.

Publications

1) Fernandez, P.R. 2013. "Governance Institutions and the Adaptive Capacity of Small-scale Aquaculture to Climate Change in the Philippines". In M.G. Bondad-Reantaso & R.P. Subasinghe, eds. Enhancing the contribution of small-scale aquaculture to food security, poverty alleviation and socio-economic development, pp. 153-164. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 31. Rome, FAO. 255 pp. PDF version

2) Fernandez, P.R. 2013. "Creating Stable and Adaptive Governance Systems in Philippine Coasts". In Siason I.M. ed. Coastal Resources Management: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, pp. 45-104. Iloilo City: University of the Philippines Visayas and Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research.

3) Espia, J.C. and P.R. Fernandez. 2014. "Finding Common Ground: Local government and NGO Engagement in Disaster Response during the Solar I Oil Spill in Guimaras, Philippines". Disasters 39(1) 1-18.