David Fluharty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research areas

David Fluharty studies marine resource management and policy. His research and teaching examines ways to take ecosystem-based approaches to the management of fisheries, marine protected areas and in marine spatial planning. He studies the regional effects of climate change on societies in the Pacific Northwest, and with respect to fisheries management in the Arctic and elsewhere. In addition, Fluharty has a distinguished record of public service on issues both national and global. He has either chaired or sat on numerous boards and committees for, among others, NOAA and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council and consulted on projects from West Africa to the Yellow Sea. His service was recognized in 2013 with the College of the Environment’s Outstanding Public Service Award. Dr. Fluharty received his Ph.D. in Natural Resource Conservation and Planning from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Fluharty teaches:

  • SMEA 500: Introduction to the Human Dimensions of Global Change in the Marine Environment (2014-2015)
  • SMEA 502: Decision Making and Action Taking in Marine Affairs (2011 – 2012)
  • SMEA 539: US Fisheries Management and Policy (2011 – 2015)
  • SMEA 570: Thesis Presentation (1992 – 2015)

Selected publications

E.L. MILES, D.L. FLUHARTY, S.R. GIBBS, C. DAWSON, D. TEETER WITH W.S. WOOSTER AND W.M. KACZYNSKI. 1982. The Management of Marine Regions: The North Pacific. Berkeley: University of California Press. 656 pp.

W.S. WOOSTER AND D.L. FLUHARTY (Eds.). 1985. El Nino North: Nino Effects in the Eastern Subarctic Pacific Ocean. Seattle: Washington Sea Grant. 312 pp.

M.J. HERSHMAN, D.L. FLUHARTY and S. POWELL. 1988. State and Local Influence Over Offshore Oil Decisions. Washington Sea Grant Program, Seattle. 297 pp.

D.L. FLUHARTY [AND 19 OTHERS] (Author Eds.). 1999. NMFS Ecosystem Principles Advisory Panel Report to Congress. Silver Spring, MD. NMFS. 62 pp.

DL. FLUHARTY, 2012. “Arctic marine living resources” Chapter 2 in Young. O., and Y. Chang (Eds.) The Arctic in World Affairs, Korea Maritime Institute/East-West Center. Honolulu/Seoul. 379 pp.

D.L. FLUHARTY. 2012. “Recent developments at the federal level in ocean policy making in the United States. In Special Issue: National Ocean Policy Making: Practices and Lessons. Coastal Management Journal. Vol. 40, Issue 1 pp. 209-221.

COLLIE, J., W. ADAMOVICZ, M. BECK, B. CRAIG, T. ESSINGTON, D. FLUHARTY, J. RICE, J. SANCHIRICO. 2013. “Marine spatial planning in practice” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences. 117:1-11

CHANG, Y-C., W. GULLETT, D. FLUHARTY. 2014. Marine environmental governance networks and approaches: Conference report. Marine Policy 46(2) 192-196.

OLSEN, E., D. FLUHARTY, A. HOEL, K. HOSTENS, F. MAES, AND E. PECCEU. 2014. Integration at the Round Table: Marine spatial planning in multi-stakeholder settings. PLoS One 9(10):3109964.

COCHRANE, K., G. BIANCHI, W. FLETCHER, D. L. FLUHARTY, R. MAHON, O. MISUND. 2014. Regulatory and governance frameworks. (Chapter 4, pp. 77-120) In. M. Fogerty and J. McCarthy [Eds.] The Sea Marine Ecosystem-Based Management, Volume 16. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.