Edward Grumbine, PhD

Edward is a visiting senior international scientist at Kunming Institute of Botany’s Centre for Mountain Ecosystem Studies, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His responsibility at the institute includes researching/writing on environmental policy and conservation issues and advising Chinese graduate students. Ed received a master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana in 1982 and a PhD in environmental policy and management from Union Institute in 1991. Besides serving as acting chair for the Environmental Studies Master of Arts Program at Prescott College from 2009 to 2010 and director of the Sierra Institute at University of California Extension in Santa Cruz from 1982 to 2003, Ed has taught environmental studies courses at Antioch College, The Evergreen State College, University of Montana, UC Santa Cruz, Sierra Institute, UC Extension, Prescott College, and IES Abroad in Kunming since the 1970s. Ed has written numerous journal articles on China’s environmental issues and published the book Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River: Nature and Power in the People’s Republic of China (Island Press) in 2010. Ed is an expert on China’s environment and conservation issues and has served as senior lecturer for SIT China programs since 2013 and as academic reader for SIT China programs since fall 2015.


  • PhD, Union Institute
Edward Grumbine, PhD

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