Sustainable Ecosystem-Based Management of Living Marine Resources - SELMR

The Sustainable Ecosystem-Based Management of Living Marine Resources Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks supports the education of future leaders in the ecosystem-based sustainable stewardship of living marine resources.

NOTE: Funds are no longer available to provide SELMR fellowships.

SELMR trainees will receive interdisciplinary training in the fundamental principles and analytic tools of fisheries science, oceanography, ecology, economics, management, marine policy, and anthropology through courses and seminars which highlight limitations of traditional management paradigms and challenge students to consider innovative approaches to real-world problems.

Students collaborate on research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.

  • They learn to address the unique challenges of sustainable ecosystem-based management and to understand its implications for society.
  • The program challenges students to develop innovative approaches to pressing real-world problems.
  • Students gain career-developing experience through research, teaching, and internships.

Ecosystem-based public management of marine resources, now being required under law and regulation, will have broad societal effects nationwide. 

SELMR is closely associated with the Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic (MESAS) program, an NSF-funded IGERT based at UAF.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1011707. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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