113 posts in Faculty News

A Fond Farewell to Assistant Professor Kiki Jenkins

Assistant Professor Lekelia (Kiki) Jenkins will soon be embarking on an exciting new venture at Arizona State University. Professor Jenkins began as a Research Associate with SMEA in 2009 and was hired on as an Assistant Professor in 2011. From her research seeking creative solutions to problems in marine systems, as well as ways to promote sustainable resource use, to her thought-provoking and informative instruction, Professor Jenkins has been a pleasure to work with and she will be missed. 

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Fishing communities, coral reefs, and ocean futures: three new publications by SMEA faculty

Congratulations to SMEA professors Eddie Allison, Patrick Christie and Ryan Kelly who all have papers that were recently published.
In June, Professor Eddie Allison’s paper, “Changes in adaptive capacity of Kenyan fishing communities” was published in Nature Climate Change. Professor Patrick Christie co-authored the article, “Scientific Frontiers in the Management of Coral Reefs” which was published in Frontiers in Marine Science. 

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Kelly co-authors report on ocean futures published in Science

SMEA Assistant Professor Ryan Kelly was part of an international team of scientists and policy experts that collaborated on a report titled, “Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios” recently published in the journal Science.
“This work brings together all of the best available science on the effects of global change for the world’s ocean, and clearly sets out how our environmental policy decisions today lead to very different future scenarios. 

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Professor Allison’s Latest Paper Published In Nature Climate Change

Professor Eddie Allison’s latest paper, “Changes in adaptive capacity of Kenyan fishing communities” has been published in Nature Climate Change.
The research conducted by Professor Allison and his colleagues shows how indicators of adaptive capacity within a particular livelihood group are socially differentiated by age, migrant status and participation, and whether they changed amongst the sampled population over time. The results suggest that community-level interventions such as provision of infrastructure or services such as credit facilities may help to increase aspects of adaptive capacity over time. 

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Professor Eddie Allison participated in research to evaluate the effectiveness of fishery improvement projects in his Science publication titled, “Secure sustainable seafood from developing countries.” 

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Kelly’s latest article published in Environmental Law

Assistant Professor Ryan Kelly’s latest article, “Will More Better, Cheaper, and Faster Monitoring Improve Environmental Management?” has been published in Environmental Law Review, the law journal from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR (Volume 44, Number 4, 2014. pp. 1111-1147.)
In this article, Dr. Kelly addresses how the use of new technologies for genetic analysis allow for more powerful and more cost-effective environmental data collection, and the impacts that data will have on management decisions and practices. 

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Snover Recognized as White House Champion of Change

SMEA Affiliate Associate Professor and Climate Impacts Group Director Amy K. Snover has recently been named a White House Champion of Change! This program recognizes Americans who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities. Snover is recognized for her efforts to improve climate education in schools and communities throughout America. Please read more on the College of the Environment’s news release about this great honor for Dr. 

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Klinger Wins Conservation Researcher Award from Seattle Aquarium

Terrie Klinger, Director of SMEA, received the 2014 Seattle Aquarium Conservation Research Award, which recognizes her efforts as a leader in the field of marine science. Read the College of the Environment’s press release about this award and honors bestowed on other members of the College here. 

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Marine spatial planning (MSP) study areas around the North Atlantic.

New publication on Marine Spatial Planning by SMEA’s Fluharty

Associate Professor David Fluharty is the co-author of a new paper in PLoS One, entitled “Integration at the Round Table: Marine Spatial Planning in Multi-Stakeholder Settings.” 

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New Marine Governance Book Features Chapter by Professor Christie

SMEA Professor Patrick Christie is the co-author of a book chapter in a new, exciting book titled, “Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Interaction and Coevolution,” edited by Serge Garcia, Jake Rice, and Anthony Charles and published by Wiley.
Christe and co-authors L.M. Campbell and Nigel Armada contributed a chapter titled, “Stewardship in tropical small-scale fisheries: Community and national perspectives.” SMEA Assoc. 

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