Faculty active in these research areas:

Please see individual faculty web pages for more about their work in this area.

Related SMEA courses:

  • SMEA 476: Introduction to Environmental Law and Processes
  • SMEA 502: Decision Making and Action Taking in Marine Affairs
  • SMEA 509: Integrated Coastal Management
  • SMEA 515: US Ocean and Coastal Law
  • SMEA 538: Economics of Living Marine Resources
  • SMEA 539: US Fisheries Management and Policy
  • SMEA 581: Case Study Method: Living Marine Resource Management

Examples of what MMA students do in these research areas:

  • learn how and why integrated coastal management is practiced in the US and internationally
  • learn the laws that govern living marine resources and analyze interactions with other marine laws and management regimes
  • explore conservation issues such as bycatch, habitat protection, and the role of marine protected areas in fisheries
  • consider emerging management trends such as ecosystem based management and coastal and marine spatial planning.
  • conduct multidisciplinary analyses and formal and informal evaluation and decision-making
  • explore the role of living marine resources in human livelihoods and well-being
  • examine international issues such as transboundary and highly migratory species and illegal and unreported high-seas fishing.

Examples of related MMA student theses:

  • Sifrit, Allie. 2017. Perceptions of compliance in co-managed marine protected areas from three stakeholder groups in 2 MPAs in Maluku, Indonesia.
  • Sayre, Colin. 2017. Catch Shares and Job Satisfaction in the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Fishery.
  • Stote, Alex. 2019. Nitrogen accumulation in eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) varies significantly across the Delaware Inland Bays.
  • Kennedy, Thomas. 2020. Risk of Ship Strike and Noise to Cetaceans in the Bering Strait.

Examples of related MMA student capstones:

  • Hanna, Ian; Cleland, Valerie. 2018. Capstone: Oil Exports: New Shipping Patterns and Changing Risks of Spills.
  • Moran, Angela; Forristall, Lou. 2020. Capstone: The Implications of Uncertainty in Bycatch Estimates for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish.

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