We are a group of international researchers seeking to bridge the gap among ecologists, mathematicians, social scientists, historians, and resource managers to provide a sound science support system for conservation. Our activities are funded through the National Science Foundation’s Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability activity in the Research Coordination Network (SEES-RCN).
Our scientific goal is integrate basic eco-evolutionary and socioeconomic principles to address the consequences of current and alternative policy practices in large and commercially exploited marine ecosystems. We focus on subarctic marine systems, which are susceptible to climate variability, are highly productive but also intensely exploited, and are under-represented in socio-ecological literature. Our scientific activities are centered on three ecological themes, namely, sequential species, spatial, and demographic depletions.
The educational goal of our network is to train research and management scientists in the interdisciplinary fields of ecology, oceanography, evolution, sociology and conservation. We aim to expose young scientists to the crosscutting disciplines and issues related to sustainability in marine fisheries, and to foster sustained, cross-disciplinary interactions among early and advanced career scientists at national and international institutions.
From left to right: Kenneth Frank, Clint Leach, Esben Moland Olsen, Colleen Webb, Kevin Bailey, Carmel Finley, Lorenzo Ciannelli, Allain Barnett, Marty Anderies, Paulinus Chigbu, Mary Hunsicker, Alan Haynie, Neala Kendall