Areas of special interest and accomplishments

Environmental and Resource Economics, Globalization, Fish Trade and Sustainability, Applied Game Theory, Sustainable Development, Computational Economics.

I currently focus on three related themes:

  1. coastal and marine ecosystem valuation and bioeconomic (i.e., human-environmental) modeling of coastal and marine ecosystems that address topical issues such as the use of spatial marine protected areas as coastal and ocean management tools;

  2. the analysis of the economic, social and food security issues related to threats to coastal and marine ecosystems such as climate change, ocean acidification and oil spills; and

  3. the analysis of global coastal and marine ecosystem policy issues such as fisheries subsidies, illegal fishing, trade in fish and fisheries products, and their effects on marine conservation goals and policies.