Dan Holland earned a Ph.D. in environmental and natural resource economics from the University of Rhode Island in 1998 and an M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois in 1993. Dr. Holland joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in 2010. Prior to that he held positions with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. He holds adjunct professorships at the University of Washington and Oregon State University, servies on the Science and Statistical Committee of the Pacific Fishery Managment Council, serves as an associate editor of Marine Resource Economics, and is a former President of the International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET).
Dr. Holland's research is focused primarily on design and evaluation of fishery management tools and strategies that will lead to sustainable and profitable fisheries and healthy marine ecosystems. He has a long-standing interest in spatial aspects of fishery management such as marine reserves and area management. Current research foci include management approaches for limiting bycatch, catch share markets, bioeconomic modeling of coupled natural and human systems, and development of tools to evaluate how management actions affect the flow of ecosystem services from the marine environment.