Research Overview

I draw on human geography, political ecology, and policy studies to understand human-environment interactions in ocean and coastal spaces. My primary work is on a multi-institutional project exploring the values and attitudes associated with seafood production in coastal North Carolina. My other research examines the roles of communities and the environment in US marine spatial planning (MSP), the human dimensions of large marine protected areas (LMPAs) worldwide, and marine aquaculture policy and development in the United States.

seafood values

Marine Spatial Planning

Large Marine Protected Areas

Marine Aquaculture