Human Dimensions and Community Development
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
17101 Point Lena Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801
- Fisheries Management
- Fisheries Conservation
- Fisheries Ecology
- Fisheries Human Dimensions
- Marine Ecology
My research focuses on ecological questions that are relevant to fishery management
and conservation, from the biology and ecology of fishes to human dimensions in fisheries.
I am primarily interested in the roles of predation and fishing in marine ecosystems
and the ecological responses of marine communities to environmental change across
multiple scales. I use a combination of field sampling, quantitative analysis, and
ethnographic methods in my research.
For more information about the research my students and I are doing, please visit my Coastal Fisheries Ecology Lab website.
Current research projects
- The Coastal Fisheries Ecology Lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks conducts research that contributes fundamental knowledge of coastal ecosystems, of which humans are a part, and addresses information needs for ecosystem-based fishery management and conservation. We draw approaches and perspectives from multiple disciplines, including fisheries science, ecology, and anthropology. We use a combination of field sampling, quantitative methods, and ethnographic approaches in our work. Major research themes include:
- Trophic interactions and movement ecology of marine and anadromous fishes
- Ecological responses of marine communities to multi-scale environmental drivers
- Integrating local and traditional ecological knowledge with fisheries science
- Fishery resource users’ perceptions of and responses to environmental and regulatory change
- Stakeholder engagement in recreational fishery management and conservation