Joshua Stoll


Research Interests

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

Research Projects

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  • PhD, Ecology & Environmental Sciences, University of Maine
  • MEM, Environmental Management, Duke University
  • BA, Environmental Studies, Bates College
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


Josh is an Associate Professor of Marine Policy in the School of Marine Sciences. 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

Cucuzza, M., Stoll, J. S., & Leslie, H. M. (2021). Evaluating the theoretical and practical linkages between ecosystem-based fisheries management and fisheries co-management. Marine Policy, 126, 104390.

Love, David C., Elizabeth M. Nussbaumer, Jamie Harding, Jessica A. Gephart, James L. Anderson, Frank Asche, Joshua S. Stoll, Andrew L. Thorne-Lyman, and Martin W. Bloem. (2021). Risks shift along seafood supply chains. Global Food Security 28, 100476.

Love, D. C., Allison, E. H., Asche, F., Belton, B., Cottrell, R. S., Froehlich, H. E., Gephart, J. A., Hicks, C. C., Little, D. C., Nussbaumer, E. M., de Silva, P. P., Poulain, F., Rubio, A., Stoll, J. S., Tlusty, M. F., Thorne-Lyman, A. L., Troell, M., Zhang, W. (2021). Emerging COVID-19 impacts, responses, and lessons for building resilience in the seafood system. Global Food Security, 100494.

Campbell, L. M., Fairbanks, L., Murray, G., Stoll, J. S., D’Anna, L., & Bingham, J. (2021). From Blue Economy to Blue Communities: reorienting aquaculture expansion for community wellbeing. Marine Policy124, 104361.

Cucuzza, M., Stoll, J. S., & Leslie, H. M. (2020). Comprehensive plans as tools for enhancing coastal community resilience. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management63(11), 2022-2041.

Stoll, J.S., Harrison, H.L., De Sousa, E., Callaway, D., Collier, M., Harrell, K., Jones, B., Kastlunger, J., Kramer, E., Kurian, S. and Lovewell, A. (2020). Alternative seafood networks during COVID-19: Implications for resilience and sustainability.

Stoll, J. S., Bailey, M., & Jonell, M. (2020). Alternative pathways to sustainable seafood. Conservation Letters13(1), e12683.

Silver, J. J., & Stoll, J. S. (2019). How do commercial fishing licences relate to access?. Fish and Fisheries20(5), 993-1004.

Stoll, J. S., Leslie, H. M., Britsch, M. L., & Cleaver, C. M. (2019). Evaluating aquaculture as a diversification strategy for Maine’s commercial fishing sector in the face of change. Marine Policy107, 103583.

Runnebaum, J. M., Maxwell, E. A., Stoll, J. S., Pianka, K. E., & Oppenheim, N. G. (2019). Communication, relationships, and relatability influence stakeholder perceptions of credible science. Fisheries44(4), 164-171.

Farr, E. R., Stoll, J. S., & Beitl, C. M. (2018). Effects of fisheries management on local ecological knowledge. Ecology and Society23(3).

Stoll, J. S., Crona, B. I., Fabinyi, M., & Farr, E. R. (2018). Seafood trade routes for lobster obscure teleconnected vulnerabilities. Frontiers in Marine Science5, 239.

Fuller, E. C., Samhouri, J. F., Stoll, J. S., Levin, S. A., & Watson, J. R. (2017). Characterizing fisheries connectivity in marine social–ecological systems. ICES Journal of Marine Science74(8), 2087-2096.

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.