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Elena Finkbeiner

Elena Finkbeiner

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Elena.Finkbeiner@asu.edu

Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875402
Tempe, AZ 85287-5402

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Fellow, Juile Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Biography

In general, my research explores how social-ecological systems can adapt and respond to change, and seeks to identify resource management and conservation approaches that can achieve both environmental sustainability and human wellbeing. I use small-scale fisheries as my social-ecological study system, given their importance for global livelihood and food security, culture, and ecological sustainability. I draw from ecology, political science, anthropology, and economics, and use a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including ethnographic techniques, analysis of fisheries catch data, and behavioral economic experiments. I think it is important to use applied, interdisciplinary science to improve our understanding of how we can increase both social wellbeing and ecological sustainability in the face of increasing uncertainties and threats that global fisheries face.

Education

  • PhD, Biology, Stanford University
  • MEM, Coastal Environmental Management, Duke University
  • BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California-Santa Cruz, 2005

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Bennett, N. J., L. Teh, Y. Ota, P. Christie, A. Ayers, J. C. Day, P. Franks, D. Gill, R. L. Gruby, J. N. Kittinger, J. Z. Koehn, N. Lewis, J. Parks, M. Vierros, T. S. Whitty, A. Wilhelm, K. Wright, J. A. Aburto, E. M. Finkbeiner, C. F. Gaymer, H. Govan, N. Gray, R. M. Jarvis, M. Kaplan-Hallam and T. Satterfield. 2017. An appeal for a code of conduct for marine conservation. Marine Policy 81(Jul):411-418. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.03.035. (link )

Finkbeiner, E. M., T. H. Frawley, S. H. Peckham and L. B. Crowder. 2017. Alienated, marginalized. SAMUDRA 75:33-36. (link )

Kittinger, J. N., L. C. Teh, E. H. Allison, N. J. Bennett, L. B. Crowder, E. M. Finkbeiner, C. C. Hicks, C. G. Scarton, K. Nakamura, Y. Ota, J. Young, A. Alifano, A. Apel, A. Arbib, L. Bishop, M. Boyle, A. M. Cisneros-Montemayor, P. Hunter, E. Le Cornu, M. Levine, R. S. Jones, J. Z. Koehn, M. Marschke, J. G. Mason, F. Micheli, L. McClenachan, C. Opal, J. Peacey, S. H. Peckham, E. Schemmel, V. Solis-Rivera, W. Swartz and T. A. Wilhelm. 2017. Committing to socially responsible seafood. Science 356(6341):912-913. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9969. (link )

Whitney, C. K., N. J. Bennett, N. C. Ban, E. H. Allison, D. Armitage, J. L. Blythe, J. M. Burt, W. Cheung, E. M. Finkbeiner, M. Kaplan-Hallam, I. Perry, N. J. Turner and L. Yumagulova. 2017. Adaptive capacity: From assessment to action in coastal social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 22(2):Art. 22. DOI: 10.5751/ES-09325-220222. (link )

2015

Aguilera, S. E., J. Cole, E. M. Finkbeiner, E. Le Cornu, N. C. Ban, M. H. Carr, J. E. Cinner, L. B. Crowder, S. Gelcich, C. C. Hicks, J. N. Kittinger, R. G. Martone, D. Malone, C. Pomeroy, R. M. Starr, S. Seram, R. Zuercher and K. Broad. 2015. Managing small-scale commercial fisheries for adaptive capacity: Insights from dynamic social-ecological drivers of change in Monterey Bay. PLOS One 10(3):e0118992. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118992. (link )

Finkbeiner, E. M. 2015. The role of diversification in dynamic small-scale fisheries: Lessons from Baja California Sur, Mexico. Global Environmental Change 32(May):139-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.03.009. (link )

Finkbeiner, E. M. and X. Basurto. 2015. Re-defining co-management to facilitate small-scale fisheries reform: An illustration from northwest Mexico. Marine Policy 51(Jan):433-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.10.010. (link )

Leslie, H. M., X. Basurto, M. Nenadovic, L. Sievanen, K. C. Cavanaugh, J. J. Cota-Nieto, B. E. Erisman, E. Finkbeiner, G. Hinojosa-Arango, M. Moreno-Baez, S. Nagavarapu, S. M. Reddy, A. Sanchez-Rodriguez, K. Siegel, J. J. Ulibarria-Valenzuela, A. Hudson Weaver and O. Aburto-Oropeza. 2015. Operationalizing the social-ecological systems framework to assess sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America 112(19):S979-S984. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1414640112. (link )

2014

Kittinger, J. N., J. Z. Koehn, E. Le Cornu, N. C. Ban, M. Gopnik, M. Armsby, C. Brooks, M. H. Carr, J. E. Cinner, A. Cravens, M. D'Iorio, A. L. Erickson, E. M. Finkbeiner, M. M. Foley, R. Fujita, S. Gelcich, K. St. Martin, E. Prahler, D. R. Reineman, J. Shackeroff, C. White, M. R. Caldwell and L. B. Crowder. 2014. A practical approach for putting people in ecosystem-based ocean planning. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12(8):448-456. DOI: 10.1890/130267. (link )

Le Cornu, E., J. N. Kittinger, J. Z. Koehn, E. M. Finkbeiner and L. B. Crowder. 2014. Current practice and future prospects for social data in coastal and ocean planning. Conservation Biology 28(4):902-911. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12310. (link )

2013

Kittinger, J. N., E. M. Finkbeiner, N. C. Ban, K. Broad, M. H. Carr, J. E. Cinner, S. Gelcich, M. L. Cornwell, J. Z. Koehn, X. Basurto, R. M. Fujita, M. R. Caldwell and L. B. Crowder. 2013. Emerging frontiers in social-ecological systems research for sustainability of small-scale fisheries. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5(3-4):352-357. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.06.008. (link )

2012

Kittinger, J. N., E. M. Finkbeiner, E. W. Glazier and L. B. Crowder. 2012. Human dimensions of coral reef social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 17(4):Art. 17. DOI: 10.5751/ES-05115-170417. (link )

2011

Finkbeiner, E. M., B. P. Wallace, J. E. Moore, R. L. Lewison, L. B. Crowder and A. J. Read. 2011. Cumulative estimates of sea turtle bycatch and mortality in USA fisheries between 1990 and 2007. Biological Conservation 144(11):2719-2727. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.033. (link )

Wallace, B. P., A. D. DiMatteo, A. B. Bolten, M. Y. Chaloupka, B. J. Hutchinson, F. A. Abreu-Grobois, J. A. Mortimer, J. A. Seminoff, D. Amorocho, K. A. Bjorndal, J. Bourjea, B. W. Bowen, R. Briseno Duenas, P. Casale, B. C. Choudhury, A. Costa, P. H. Dutton, A. Fallabrino, E. M. Finkbeiner, A. Girard, M. Girondot, M. Hamann, B. J. Hurley, M. Lopez-Mendilaharsu, M. A. Marcovaldi, . , R. Nel, N. J. Pilcher, S. Troeng, B. Witherington and R. B. Mast. 2011. Global conservation priorities for marine turtles. PLOS One 6(9):e24510. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024510. (link )

2010

Wallace, B. P., A. D. DiMatteo, B. J. Hurley, E. M. Finkbeiner, A. B. Bolten, M. Y. Chaloupka, B. J. Hutchinson, F. A. Abreu-Grobois, D. Amorocho, K. A. Bjorndal, J. Bourjea, B. W. Bowen, R. Briseno Duenas, P. Casale, B. C. Choudhury, A. Costa, P. H. Dutton, A. Fallabrino, A. Girard, M. Girondot, M. H. Godfrey, M. Hamann, M. Lopez-Mendilaharsu, M. A. Marcovaldi, J. A. Mortimer, J. A. Musick, R. Nel, N. J. Pilcher, J. A. Seminoff, S. Troeng, B. Witherington and R. B. Mast. 2010. Regional management units for marine turtles: A novel framework for prioritizing conservation and research across multiple scales. PLOS One 5(12):e15465. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015465. (link )

Wallace, B. P., R. L. Lewison, S. L. McDonald, R. K. McDonald, C. Y. Kot, S. Kelez, R. K. Bjorkland, E. M. Finkbeiner, S. Helmbrecht and L. B. Crowder. 2010. Global patterns of marine turtle bycatch. Conservation Letters 3(3):131-142. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00105.x. (link )

Book Chapters

2017

Finkbeiner, E. M., K. L. Oleson and J. N. Kittinger. 2017. Social resilience in the Anthropocene ocean. Pp. Chapter 5 In: Levin, P. S. and M. Poe eds., Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary Science in Support of Nature and People. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128053751.

2015

Finkbeiner, E. M., A. L. Ayers, J. N. Kittinger and L. B. Crowder. 2015. A comparison of small-scale fisheries governability: Baja California Sur, Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands. Pp. 199-221 In: Jentoft, S. and R. Chuenpagdee eds., Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17034-3_11. ISBN: 978-3-319-17034-3.