Fisheries Collaborative Program Seminar


Scientific tools increasingly provide conservation managers with the near-real-time information needed to engage in dynamic management.  Unfortunately, regulatory and legal mechanisms have not evolved to match the speed and nimbleness of science and now serve as a drag on the use of dynamic management for conservation.  This talk will examine whether and how regulatory and legal tools can change to match the speed and nimbleness of scientific tools in the conservation field.  The talk will thus provide institutional insights into the feasibility of  “dynamic conservation.”

This special seminar is co-hosted by UC Santa Cruz’s Fisheries Collaborative Program, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, Environmental Studies Department, and Coastal Science and Policy Program. It will be held via Zoom on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 2-3 PM, followed by a short Q&A session.


Guest Speaker: Professor Barton “Buzz” Thompson, Stanford University
Faculty Director, Water in the West, Senior Fellow and Founding Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law

Professor Barton "Buzz" Thompson's research focuses on the sustainable use of natural resources and the effective reform of regulatory institutions. The author of several books on water, the environment, and property, Professor Thompson has published articles on such diverse topics as water markets, fisheries management, biodiversity protection, land conservation, the use of economics and market tools in environmental regulation, and cognitive barriers to resource management. 

Introduction by: Dr. Eric Palkovacs, UC Santa Cruz
Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz; Associate Director of Research Initiatives in the Institute of Marine Sciences; Director of the Fisheries Collaborative Program


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Friday, December 3, 2021 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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