Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Monster Seminar JAM

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Monster Seminar JAM - Human dimensions of Puget Sound management and science

Dr. Patrick Christie, Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, University of Washington

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Policy initiatives to restore Puget Sound, whether through marine protected areas, fisheries management, or complex programs such as the Puget Sound Partnership, need to consider human behavior. Historically, such research has been lacking, and this is linked to how management frameworks such as ecosystem-based management are defined and guided with scientific information. Considering the human dimensions of Puget Sound has the potential to improve policy effectiveness by considering societal perceptions of the environment, willingness to change behaviors, and governance feasibility. Two examples of human dimensions research will be presented. Social survey research on Puget Sound MPAs demonstrates that public awareness of MPAs is low in many places and varies by social group. Survey and interviews identifies incentives and barriers to collaborative Puget Sound science and the general patterns of collaboration.

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2725 Montlake Blvd. E.
Seattle,  WA  98112

Date and Time:
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Contact Person(s):
Diane Tierney
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