Social-ecological dynamics of recreational fishery landscapes

We are investigating the coupled natural-human dynamics of recreational fishery landscapes in order to identify pathways and obstacles to effective management and governance of them, and to test and extend social, ecological, and social-ecological theory.

In this Project

This project explores the coupled natural-human dynamics of freshwater recreational fishery landscapes. These social-ecological systems occur across the United States and the world and have tremendous cultural and economic value, yet they are vulnerable to degradation and collapse.

We are using new and existing data and models to build a synthetic understanding of the natural-human system in the Northern Highlands Lake District of Wisconsin and other recreational fishery landscapes around the world.

Our work on this project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.


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