Cassandra Brooks, cbrooks1 at stanford dot edu

I plan to study the strategies of indigenous fishers, scholars who have studied the origins of conservation ethics, and bold political efforts like the Antarctic Treaty. I hope to apply these political, scientific and cultural frameworks to the high seas and other ocean regions in urgent need of sustainable management.

Tim Frawley, tfrawley at stanford dot edu

I am interested in the population dynamics, spatial distribution and movement patterns of marine organisms targeted by commercial fisheries along the California Coast, utilizing collaborative fisheries research to create or inform adaptive management strategies.


Will Oestreich, woestreich at stanford dot edu

My research interests center on the relationships between oceanographic features and the movement and behavior of highly-mobile marine animals. This includes methodological interests in both detecting and tracking marine animals as well as remote sensing of oceanographic features. I am especially intrigued by questions of this nature in relation to overlap with human marine activities and management applications for these dynamic species.

Julia Mason, jgmason at stanford dot edu

I hope to apply scientific principles of how animals and humans utilize marine ecosystems to management strategies, informing effective, collaborative policy that protects the oceans and those that depend on them in the face of a changing climate.  


Shannon (Switzer) Swanson shanswan at stanford dot edu

I am a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, a Teresa Elms and Robert D. Lindsay Fellow and a National Geographic Young Explorer. I study fishing communities in small island nations in South East Asia and Oceania and how they are affected by tourism, marine protected areas, conflict, social learning networks, and governance structures. Drawing from my career as a conservation/travel photojournalist, I am also interested in developing new participatory methods of research using film and photography. Before coming to Stanford, I received a masters in Coastal Management from Duke University and a B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara.


Jose Urteaga,

My research interest is on the governance and sustainable management of marine natural resources in developing countries.