2015

A thesis on an in-depth case study of the researcher-stakeholder engagement experience in a transdisciplinary research project.
The appropriate use of disaggregated economic data not only improves the accuracy and robustness of economic analyses, but also extends the existing economic models to address new aspects of the issue. This dissertation consists of three essays.
A thesis evaluating stakeholders' engagement in the siting process for wave energy devices.
A thesis focused on the potential role of economic development plans in addressing the resilience of local economies to natural hazards.
The results from this research add to the literature on women’s roles in the US and provide needed attention to their contribution to the well-being, resilience, and adaptive capacity of Oregon’s evolving fishing industry.
An understanding of jellyfish behavior can help explain jellyfish distributions and trophic impacts in a productive upwelling system.

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