Our project focuses on the coupled natural and human coastal marine systems of the Gulf of California, in northwest Mexico. By developing an interdisciplinary framework for understanding coastal marine environment-society connections in this region, we are generating information to help inform innovative marine management strategies in the Gulf and other coastal and marine areas worldwide.
Guiding research questions include:
- What are the key ecological, institutional, and economic linkages among the coupled natural and human systems of the region?
- What is the broader social and ecological context within which small scale fishermen in the Gulf of California, and particularly in the La Paz region, operate?
- What are the implications of this emerging knowledge for policy and management?
To learn more about the project, please
- See our publications
- Read our field notes
- Check out images from the project
- Read project updates from June 2014 and July 2013
- Heather Leslie, Brown University and Lead PI
- Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Scripps Institution for Oceanography
- Xavier Basurto, Duke University
- Gustavo Hinojosa Arango, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC)
- Brad Erisman, Scripps/Univ of Texas
- Marcia Moreno-Baez, Scripps
- Sri Nagavarapu, Brown University
- Mateja Nenanovic, Duke University
- Alexandra Sánchez-Rodríguez, CMBC
- Leila Sievanen, JIMAR
- Sheila Reddy, The Nature Conservancy
Supported by the US National Science Foundation’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems Program, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Brown University’s Environmental Change Initiative.