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Elena Finkbeiner

Elena Finkbeiner

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

About

My research explores how social-ecological systems can anticipate, respond, and adapt to change, and seeks to identify governance approaches that can achieve both environmental sustainability and human well-being. I use small-scale fisheries as a model system for studying these processes, drawing from interdisciplinary science and a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including surveys, interviews, analysis of official fisheries catch data, and game theory experiments.

Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

Professional Education

Bachelor of Science, University of California Santa Cruz, Ecol. and Evol. Biology (2005)
Master of Environmental Studies, Duke University, Coastal Environ. Management (2009)
Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, BIO-PHD (2015)