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.

News & Events

Stoll presents research on adaptation, leadership, and fisheries licensing at International Marine Conservation Congress in Malaysia (June 2018)

Farr presents research on fishermen’s local ecological knowledge at the International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans here in DC (June 2018)

Roussell presents research on innovative oyster sorter for small-scale farmers at annual SEANET meeting (May 2018)

Cucuzza presents research on the interplay between ecosystem-based fisheries management and co-management at the Social Coasts Forum in Charleston (February 2018)

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 are currently working on a range of interdisciplinary research projects related to ecosystem-based fisheries management, seafood distribution and trade, community resilience, and aquaculture.

Publications

Stoll, J. S., Crona, B. I., Fabinyi, M., & Farr, E. R. (2018). Seafood trade routes for lobster obscure teleconnected vulnerabilities. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, 239.

E. Fuller, J. Samhouri, J. Stoll, S. Levin, J. Watson. Characterizing fisheries connectivity in marine social-ecological systems. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Stoll., J. S., Fuller, F., Crona, B. I. (2017) Uneven adaptive capacity among fishers in a sea of change. PLOS One

Stoll, J. S. (2017). Fishing for leadership: The role diversification plays in facilitating change agents. Journal of Environmental Management, 199, 74-82.

People

Our group is engaged in interdisciplinary and applied research related to sustainable fisheries, marine and coastal governance, food systems, and social-ecological dynamics. What this means is that 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.