Social science for sustainable fisheries

Can creative policies support collective action for more sustainable small-scale fisheries?

My research examines collective action in conservation and fisheries management. I am a critical commons scholar using common-pool resource theory and political ecology to understand how new policies shape new collective action outcomes in coastal communities and small-scale fisheries.

I am currently an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) based at UCSB with Dr. Steve Gaines. This project studies how governance affects the quality and extent of compliance in small-scale fisheries.


NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Marine Science Institute
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 92075