Human dimensions

Improving the management of aquatic resources requires an understanding of institutional arrangements and the social and economic context of management. Many of our projects combine institutional analysis, bio-economic modelling and livelihoods assessments with ecological research.

Representative publications

Mintzer, V.J., Schmink, M., Lorenzen, K. & Frazer, T.K. Martin A.R., da Silva V.M.F (2015) Attitudes and behaviors toward Amazon River dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) in a sustainable use protected area. Biodiversity and Conservation 24: 247-269.

Martin, S., Lorenzen, K. & Bunnefeld, N. (2013) Fishing farmers: fishing, livelihood diversification and poverty in rural Laos. Human Ecology 41: 737-747. PDF

Lorenzen, K., Sutt, J., Hazell, J., Fluech, B., Monroe, M. (2013) Stakeholder perspectives on goliath grouper management: summary report. University of Florida/Florida Sea Grant. PDF

Garaway, C.J., Arthur, R.I., Chamsingh, B., Homekingkeo, P., Lorenzen, K., Saengvilaikham, B. & Sidavong, K. (2006) A social science perspective on stock enhancement outcomes: lessons learned from inland fisheries in southern Lao PDR. Fisheries Research 80: 37-45. PDF

Smith, L.E.D., Nguyen Khoa, S. & Lorenzen, K. (2005) Livelihood functions of inland fisheries: policy implications in developing countries. Water Policy 7: 359-383. PDF