Graham Epstein
University of Waterloo
Environmental resource managementEconomicsCorporate governanceCommonsSustainability
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#1Jeremy Pittman (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 9
#2Jamie C. Tam (BIO: Bedford Institute of Oceanography)
Last. Derek Armitage (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 30
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The use of moored Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in small-scale fisheries is a potential solution to food security concerns, economic development needs, and the overexploitation of nearshore coastal fisheries in the Eastern Caribbean. However, moored FADs also generate novel and largely unstudied governance challenges involving (1) the provisioning of FADs, (2) fisheries resource appropriation, (3) human wellbeing, and (4) food web impacts. We examine the relative performance of three governanc...
#1Michael Cox (Dartmouth College)H-Index: 18
#2Sergio Villamayor-Tomas (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
Last. Chanda L. Meek (UAF: University of Alaska Fairbanks)H-Index: 10
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Abstract A central challenge facing the study the environmental governance is the lack of commonunderstanding of important concepts. Critical concepts such as social boundaries, property rights, and resource dependence are selected and measured inconsistently across research projects and field settings, producing results that are difficult to compare. This stymies the accumulation of scientific evidence regarding the most effective ways to address challenging environmental problems. As members o...
#1Evan J. Andrews (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 3
#2Sarah Harper (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 10
Last. Charlotte K. Whitney (UVic: University of Victoria)H-Index: 6
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#1Jessica Blythe (Brock University)H-Index: 9
#2Derek Armitage (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 30
Last. Prateep Kumar Nayak (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Integrated approaches to engage coastal communities in management are urgently needed to address coastal change and associated uncertainty. Towards this aim, understanding the complex relationships between coastal well-being and ecosystem services provides a foundation for a range of management and governance interventions. While these relationships are considered in a growing number of case-based studies, the complexity of these linkages has not been comprehensively assessed. We use a ...
#1Yves Carrière (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 50
#2Zachary S. Brown (NCSU: North Carolina State University)H-Index: 7
Last. Scott P. Carroll (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 31
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Cooperative management of pest susceptibility to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops is pursued worldwide in a variety of forms and to varying degrees of success depending on context. We examine this context using a comparative socioecological analysis of resistance management in Australia, Brazil, India, and the United States. We find that a shared understanding of resistance risks among government regulators, growers, and other actors is critical for effective governance. Furthermore,...
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#1Cassandra M. BrooksH-Index: 10
#2Graham EpsteinH-Index: 13
Last. Natalie C. BanH-Index: 31
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Large marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being established to contribute to global conservation targets but present an immense challenge for managers as they seek to govern human interactions with the environment over a vast geographical expanse. These challenges are further compounded by the remote location of some MPAs, which magnify the costs of management activities. However, large size and remoteness alone may be insufficient to achieve conservation outcomes in the absence of cr...
#1Klaus EisenackH-Index: 14
Last. Diana SietzH-Index: 7
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A key challenge in addressing the global degradation of natural resources and the environment is to effectively transfer successful strategies across heterogeneous contexts. Archetype analysis is a particularly salient approach in this regard that helps researchers to understand and compare patterns of (un)sustainability in heterogeneous cases. Archetype analysis avoids traps of overgeneralization and ideography by identifying reappearing but nonuniversal patterns that hold for well-defined subs...
#1Michael Drescher (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 12
#2Graham Epstein (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 13
Last. Rebecca C. Rooney (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 11
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#1Daniel H. Cole (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 14
#2Graham Epstein (UW: University of Waterloo)H-Index: 13
Last. Michael D. McGinnis (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 17
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Elinor Ostrom's IAD and SES frameworks are widely used among social scientists, but each framework suffers from significant problems not shared by the other. The IAD framework lacks detail in terms of the specific social and ecological variables that influence social interactions, resulting in inconsistent applications of a supposedly common framework. The SES framework was designed specifically to resolve that problem, but has lost the dynamic character of the IAD framework. As a result it exce...
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