Our research focuses on the human dimensions of marine systems and how social-ecological dynamics shape and are shaped by formal and informal institutions.

Our research focuses on the human dimensions of marine systems and how social-ecological dynamics shape and are shaped by formal and informal institutions.

I am thrilled that Marina Cucuzza, who I had the pleasure of co-advising w/ @hleslie_umaine, was selected as a John A. Knauss fellow. Congrats also to the three other UMaine all-stars who were selected (Lauri Leach, Gabriella Marafino, Emma Taccardi). https://bit.ly/2CVR3Vs

Congratulations to the #IlluminatingHiddenHarvests team for hosting an excellent session on #SmallScaleFisheries today as part of the #COFIDialogues. Very thankful to have the opportunity to contribute in a small way. @SSF_Nicole @nico_gutie @PipCohen many more

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Research

We are broadly interested in questions about the design and maintenance of institutions (formal and informal) that support sustainable fisheries and the communities that depend on them. Towards this objective, we work on a range of interdisciplinary research projects related to ecosystem-based fisheries management, seafood distribution and trade, community resilience, risk, and adaptation, and aquaculture.

Publications

Cucuzza, M., J. Stoll, H. Leslie. (2019). Comprehensive plans as tools for enhancing coastal community resilience. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
Stoll, J., M. Bailey, M. Jonell. (2019). Alternative pathways to sustainable seafood. Conservation Letters
Silver, J., S. Stoll. (2019). How do commercial fishing licences relate to access? Fish and Fisheries.
Runnebaum, J., E. Maxwell, J. Stoll, K. Pianka, N. Oppenheim. (2019). Communication, Relationships, and Relatability Influence Stakeholder Perceptions of Credible Science. Fisheries.
Farr, E., J. Stoll, and C. Beitl. (2018). Effects of fisheries management on local ecological knowledge. Ecology and Society.

People

Our group is engaged in interdisciplinary and applied research related to sustainable fisheries, marine and coastal governance, food systems, and social-ecological dynamics. Our research is informed by real-world engagement with marine resource users, coastal community stakeholders, and policymakers. For this reason, much of our work is based in Maine, where opportunities for regular and ongoing collaboration is most possible. However, we also work in many other parts of the United States and abroad.