Joshua Stoll

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Cooperating Scientist, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries


Research Interests

  • Ocean Governance
  • Coastal Community Resilience
  • Fisheries Policy
  • Social-Ecological Systems

Research Projects


  • PhD, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, University of Maine
  • MEM, Environmental Management, Duke University
  • BA, Environmental Studies, Bates College

Josh is an Assistant Professor of Marine Policy and also holds a joint research position with the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. In this dual capacity, he works on research questions related to marine resource governance and the interplay between human institutions and the social-ecological systems within which they are situated. His aim is to take a transdisciplinary approach that is informed by direct and ongoing engagement with industry, government, and non-profit partners and which generates knowledge, information, and resources that support the long-term viability of coastal fisheries in Maine and beyond.

Josh’s research team is currently working on a range of interdisciplinary projects related to ecosystem-based fisheries management, seafood distribution and trade, community resilience, and aquaculture.

Selected Publications

Fuller, E., Samhouri, J., Stoll, J., Levin, S., & Watson, J. Characterizing fisheries connectivity in marine social–ecological systems. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2017).

Stoll, J., E. Fuller, B. Crona. Uneven adaptive capacity among fishers in a sea of change. PLOS One. 12 (2017): 1-13.  

Stoll, J. Fishing for leadership: The role diversification plays in facilitating change agents. Journal of Environmental Management 199 (2017): 74-82.

Witter, A. and J. Stoll. Participation and resistance: alternative seafood marketing in a neoliberal era. Marine Policy (Special Issue). 80 (2017): 130-140.