Fisheries and Ecosystem Service Valuation
As reliance on natural resources grows along with human population, our research aims to quantify the value of ocean resources, as well as how human activities impact said value. We employ observational and experimental methods in the field and lab to evaluate the productivity of fisheries and ecosystem services and develop best practices to support our continued use of natural resources.
Specifically, we monitor commercially important fisheries’ species, documenting biologically relevant information for use by resource managers. Our work is collaborative, leveraging the expertise and momentum of government organizations, managers and policy makers, fishers and other research institutions to undertake large-scale monitoring and restoration efforts in some of our oceans’ most valuable and threatened ecosystems.