Fishermen’s decisions shaped by both climate, community distinctions

IMG_0800Our team of social-ecological systems scholars just published a paper in World Bank Economic Review showing that fishermen’s decisions are shaped by differences in both natural and social environments. We discovered the community with stronger fishing rights exerted more control over fishermen’s decisions than communities with weaker rights, and did so in a way consistent with the impacts of climate variability on fished species. Read more at UMaine News…

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Dig more deeply into the science with co-author Sheila Reddy’s blog on Cool Green Science