Sunny Jardine, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Marine & Environmental Affairs

Research areas

Sunny Jardine is trained as a resource and environmental economist. Her research is broadly focused on the economics of conservation and management in marine and coastal systems. Current research topics include recreational fisheries management, salmon conservation planning, the economics of harmful algal blooms, and seafood markets. She uses economic theory and econometric and numerical methods in her research. Jardine received her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Davis in 2013.

Dr. Jardine teaches:

  • SMEA 536: Applied Microeconomics
  • SMEA 584: Statistics for Policy Analysis

Selected publications

Moore, S., Dreyer, S.J., Ekstrom, J.A., Moore, K., Norman, K., Klinger, T., Allison, E.H. and Jardine, S.L.. 2020. Harmful algal blooms and coastal communities: socioeconomic impacts and actions taken to cope with the 2015 U.S. West Coast domoic acid event. Harmful Algae, In Press.

Mao, J. and S.L. Jardine. 2020. Market Impacts of a Toxic Algae Event: The Case of California Dungeness Crab, Marine Resource Economics, In Press.

Moore, K.M., Allison, E.H., Dreyer, S.J., Ekstrom, J.A., Jardine, S.L., Klinger, T., Moore, S.K. and Norman, K.C., 2020. Harmful algal blooms: identifying effective adaptive actions used in fishery-dependent communities in response to a protracted event. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 1-12

Sanderman, J., Hengl, T., Fiske, G., Solvik, K., Adame, M., Benson, L., Bukoski, J., Carnell, P., Cifuentes-Jara, M., Donato, D., Duncan, C., Eid, E., zu Ermgassen, P., Ewers, C., Glass, L., Gress, S., Jardine, S.L., Jones, T. , Macreadie, P., Nsombo, E., Rahman, M., Sanders, C., Spalding, M., Landis, E. 2018. Global mangrove forest soil carbon mapping at 30 m spatial resolution, Environmental Research Letters, 13(5), 055002.

Tan, Y. and S.L. Jardine. 2018. Considering economic efficiency in ecosystem-based management: The case of horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay, Environmental and Resource Economics, 72(2), 511-538.

Jardine, S.L. and J.N. Sanchirico. 2017. Estimating the cost of invasive species control, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 87, 242-257.

Jardine, S.L. and J.N. Sanchirico. 2015. Fishermen, markets, and population diversity. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 74, 37-54.

Jardine, S.L., Siikamaki, J. 2014. A global predictive model of carbon in mangrove soils. Environmental Research Letters 9(10), 104013.

Jardine, S.L., C.-Y. C. Lin, and J.N. Sanchirico. 2014. Measuring the benefits from a marketing cooperative in the Copper River fishery. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 96(4), 1084-1101.

Lampert, A., A. Hastings, E.D. Grosholz, S.L. Jardine, and J.N. Sanchirico. 2014. Optimal approaches for balancing invasive species eradication and endangered species management. Science 344(6187), 1028-1031.

Siikamaki, J., J.N. Sanchirico, S.L. Jardine, D. McLaughlin, and D. Morris. 2013. Blue carbon: Coastal ecosystems, carbon storage, and potential for reducing emissions. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 55(6), 14-29.

Siikamaki, J., J.N. Sanchirico, S.L. Jardine. 2012. Global economic potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from mangrove loss. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(36), 14369-14374. Featured in the BBC News and in Nature Climate Change 2(11), 773-774.

Jardine, S.L., and J.N. Sanchirico. 2012. Catch share programs in developing countries: A survey of the literature. Marine Policy 36(6), 1242-1254.