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 policy for marine and coastal systems, which involves understanding how economic markets and institutions impact the value of ecosystem services generated in coupled human-natural systems. Current research topics include invasive species management, barrier island management, blue carbon conservation, biodiversity in fisheries, and fisheries markets. She uses economic theory, econometric methods, and numerical methods in her research. Dr. 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

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.