2019 Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference Presentation

Tomorrow, Monday November 4, 2019, I will be presenting a talk in Dr. David Yoskowitz’s organized session, “Social and natural sciences: When the stars align…or don’t.” I will be presenting on my research on coral reefs as socio-ecological systems. Specifically, I will discuss how different ecological response variables respond slowly to socio-economic drivers (i.e. managementContinue reading “2019 Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference Presentation”

FUNDED MASTERS DEGREE IN CORAL REEF CONSERVATION

Coral Reef Conservation Masters Assistantships (passport holders of any nation welcome to apply) Conservation Governance Lab at Auburn University, United States   Location: Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive Auburn AL 36839  Timeline: Fall 2020-spring 2022, start September 2020  Salary: Stipend and tuition fully covered by assistantship  Last date to apply:Continue reading “FUNDED MASTERS DEGREE IN CORAL REEF CONSERVATION”

Read my new book Managing Coral Reefs: An Ecological and Institutional Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia

After many years of work, my first book was just published this last month by Anthem Press in London. You can buy a copy here.  If you’d prefer to read it online, I have uploaded the Latex file (which is not as nice as the typeset file in the book itself, but the text isContinue reading “Read my new book Managing Coral Reefs: An Ecological and Institutional Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia”

New book on coral reef management out July 2018!

It’s been a while since I last updated my page, but it is because I have been working long and hard on my new book: Managing Coral Reefs: An Ecological and Institutional Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia. The book was a result of 3 years of fieldwork, much of it funded through aContinue reading “New book on coral reef management out July 2018!”

New publication: Missing the trees for the forest? Bottom-up policy implementation and adaptive management in the US natural resource bureaucracy

Abstract: For decades, natural resource agencies in the United States have attempted to restore ecosystems using adaptive management, a process that emphasizes experimental learning to reduce uncertainty. Most studies show that it rarely occurs in practice and explain implementation failures as organizational issues. This study draws on policy implementation theory to suggest that behaviors and attitudesContinue reading “New publication: Missing the trees for the forest? Bottom-up policy implementation and adaptive management in the US natural resource bureaucracy”