Hawaii Biological Survey Staff

John Burke Burnett

Executive Secretary, Pacific Science Association [and]
Executive Director, Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance

phone: 808-848-4124
fax: 808-847-8252
email: burnett[at]bishopmuseum.org


  • M. A., International Relations, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC
  • B. S., Political Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Research Interests

  • Interface between conservation policy, biological science, and traditional communities
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Invasive Species
  • Ocean Acidification

Field Work and Museum Studies

  • • Field and survey work primarily in East Asia and the Pacific with particular emphasis in eastern Indonesia and New Guinea.

Professional Experience

  • Executive Secretary, Pacific Science Association, Bishop Museum, Honolulu (2004-present)
  • Executive Director, Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance, Washington DC and Honolulu, HI (1998-present)
  • Special Projects Coordinator and Japan Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Program, Conservation International, Washington, DC (1994-1998)
  • Museum Specialist and Research Collaborator, Department of Anthropology, The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (1992-1994)

Selected Publications

2006 (in press) “Setting Priorities and Planning Conservation in Papua”, in Marshall, A.J., and Beehler, B.M. (eds.) The Ecology of Papua. Singapore: Periplus Editions.

2006 (in press) with N.J. Kemp. “A Non-native Primate (Macaca fascicularis) in Papua: Implications for Biodiversity”, in Marshall, A.J., and Beehler, B.M. (eds.) The Ecology of Papua. Singapore: Periplus Editions.

2003 “An Ecological Risk Assessment and Recommendations for Biodiversity Risk Management for Introduced Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in New Guinea”. Kemp, N.J. and J.B. Burnett. Washington, DC: Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance.

2003 Flora and Fauna Survey of the Tangguh LNG Site, Papua Province, Indonesia, J.B. Burnett, M. Davies, and G. Taylor (eds.). Results of a biodiversity survey of the BP-Pertamina project site in Bintuni Bay, Papua Province, Indonesia. Joint report prepared by IPCA and P.T. Hatfindo Prima. Bogor: P.T. Hatfindo Prima.

1998 Irian Jaya Biodiversity Conservation Priority-Setting Workshop: Final Map, with Jatna Supriatna et.al. (eds.), Washington, DC: Conservation International.

1997 “Americans, New Guineans, et al. Share the Effects of El Niño”, with Stuart Kirsch, in: The Christian Science Monitor, October 29, 1997.

1994 Book Review of Rice Policy in Indonesia, by Scott Pearson, Walter Falcon, Paul Heytens, Eric Monke, and Rosamund Naylor, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1991. in: The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 53, No. 4, November 1994.

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