Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Missouri
B.A., Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
Richard Pollnac has conducted research among coastal peoples in almost all world regions. Prior to 2005 research and consulting concerning fishery and coastal development projects was carried out in East and West Africa, South and Central America, the Azores, the Middle East, India, New England & Alaska, USA, and Southeast Asia. In 2005 he participated in an Evaluation of distribution of community development quota shares from the Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation where he conducted fieldwork in coastal communities in Norton Sound, Alaska. Also in 2005 he conducted an initial rapid assessment and set up a tsunami recovery project monitoring and evaluation system in Ranong Province, Thailand. Recent projects include 2006-2009 Fieldwork in Central America and the Caribbean evaluating factors influencing success of marine protected areas. (NSF funded, Co-PI); 2005-2009 Preparation of fishery community profiles for the Northeast Region (NOAA, CMER funded, PI); 2007-2009 Fieldwork ground-truthing fishery community profiles and numerical taxonomies of fishing communities for the Northeast Region (NOAA, CMER funded, PI); 2007-2009 Fieldwork concerning networking of marine protected areas, Cebu, Philippines July-August, 2007. (Governance Feasibility of marine ecosystem-based management: A comparative Analysis; National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis Co-PI with Patrick Christie); 2007-2009 Job Satisfaction in Capture Fisheries: A Comparative Study. Ecosystems, Societies, Consilience and the Precautionary Principle: Development of an assessment method for societal cost for best fishing practices and efficient public policies, (European Commission through U. of Amsterdam); 2009 Job satisfaction, well-being & change in New England Fishing Communities (funded by NOAA Fisheries & the RI Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation); 2010 Fieldwork for Post evaluation of Population, Health, Environment project in the Visayas, Philippines (Funded by USAID); 2010-2011 Job satisfaction, well-being & change in Northeast Region Fishing Communities (funded by NOAA Fisheries); 2010 Fieldwork for evaluation of sociocultural aspects of marine reserve governance in Puget Sound (funded by Washington Sea Grant; P. Christie, PI); 2011-2012 Fieldwork for evaluation of introduction of turtle excluder devices and ring hooks into the Ecuador shrimp and pelagic fin-fish fisheries (Funded by NSF: Kiki Jenkins and P. Christie CoPIs); 2011-2013 Fieldwork for the establishment of a baseline and monitoring system for a new Population, Health and Environment project in Bohol, Batangas, and Mindoro Occidental & Oriental the Philippines (Co-PI with Brian Crawford, Funded by BALANCED Project, funded by USAID); 2011-2012 Social Indicators Study: Improving the Conduct of Social Impact Assessments (SIAs) in the Northeast Region with a Focus on Community Resilience and Vulnerability (Funded by NOAA Fisheries); 2012-2013 A Multi-Scale Network Analysis of the Cumulative Effects of Fishery Management Regulations on Fishing Communities in the Northeastern U.S. (Funded by NOAA Fisheries); 2012-2013 Analysis of networks between inshore scientists in Puget Sound, WA (Funded by Puget Sound Partnership, Patrick Christie Co-PI); 2013 Fieldwork for monitoring Population, Health and Environment project in the Philippines (Co-PI with Brian Crawford, Funded by BALANCED Project, funded by USAID; 2013 Fieldwork in Philippines related to the Coral Triangle Initiative Learning Project (Co-PI with Patrick Christie (funded by USAID, WWF); 2014-2015 Evaluating Puget Sound Marine Protected Areas to Increase Social Ecological Resilience (PI Patrick Christie, funded by Washington Sea Grant); 2015 Fieldwork setting up a project for evaluating aspects of the human and natural environment influencing marine conservation attitudes, beliefs and behavior among Small Scale Fishermen in Rayong, Thailand.
RECENT RESEARCH AND CONSULTING EXPERIENCE SINCE 2007:
2013 Fieldwork for monitoring Population, Health and Environment project in the Philippines (Co-PI with Brian Crawford, Funded by BALANCED Project, funded by USAID.
2013 Fieldwork in Philippines related to the Coral Triangle Initiative Learning Project (Co-PI with Patrick Christie (funded by USAID, WWF).
2014-2015 Evaluating Puget Sound Marine Protected Areas to Increase Social Ecological Resilience (PI Patrick Christie, funded by Washington Sea Grant).
2015 Aspects of the human and natural environment influencing marine conservation attitudes, beliefs and behavior among Small Scale Fishermen in Rayong, Thailand.
COASTAL DEVELOPMENT RELATED PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2007
Prior to 2007, 108 publications.
- Gurney, G., R. Pressey, J. Cinner, R. Pollnac, C. Stuart 2015 Integrated conservation and development: evaluating a community-based marine protected area project for equity of socioeconomic impacts. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society B 20140277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0277 (in Press).
- Pollnac, R., T. Seara, L. Colburn, M. Jepson 2015 Taxonomy of USA East Coast Fishing Communities in Terms of Social Vulnerability and Resilience. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 55: 136-143.
- Dalton, T., R. Pollnac & G. Forrester 2015 Investigating Causal Pathways Linking Site-Level Characteristics, Compliance, and Ecological Performance in Caribbean MPAs. Coastal Management 43:3, 329-341.
- Richard Pollnac, T. Seara & L Colburn 2015 Aspects of Fishery Management, Job Satisfaction, and Well-Being among Commercial Fishermen in the Northeast Region of the United States, Society & Natural Resources 28:75-92
- Dalton, T., G. Forrester, R. Pollnac. 2015. Are Caribbean MPAs making progress toward their goals and objectives? Marine Policy. 54: 69-76.
- Hoelting, Kristin, Beth Moore, Richard Pollnac & Patrick Christie 2014 Collaboration within the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Science Network, Coastal Management, 42:4, 332-354.
- Gurney, J Georgina G., Joshua Cinner, Natalie C. Ban, Robert L. Pressey, Richard Pollnac, Stuart J. Campbell, Sonny Tasidjawa d, Fakhrizal Setiawan 2014 Poverty and protected areas: An evaluation of a marine integrated conservation and development project in Indonesia. Global Environmental Change 26: 98–107.
- Leslie, Heather M., Erica Goldman, Karen L. Mcleod, Leila Sievanen, Hari Balasubramanian, Richard Cudney-Bueno, Amanda Feuerstein, Nancy Knowlton, Kai Lee, Richard Pollnac, & Jameal F. Samhouri 2013 How Good Science and Stories Can Go Hand-In-Hand. Conservation Biology, DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12080
- Hoelting, K., C. Hard, P. Christie, & R.B. Pollnac 2012 Factors Affecting Support for Puget Sound Marine Protected Areas. Fisheries Research (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2012.10.006).
- Dalton, Tracey, G. Forrester & R.B. Pollnac 2012 Participation, Process Quality and Performance of Marine Protected Areas in the Wider Caribbean. Environmental Management 49:1224-1237.
- Hard, Clara, Kristin R. Hoelting, Patrick Christie & Richard B. Pollnac 2012 Collaboration, Legitimacy, and Awareness in Puget Sound MPAs, Coastal Management, 40:3, 312-326.
- Pollnac, R.B., Maarten Bavinck & Iris Monnereau 2012 Job Satisfaction in Fisheries Compared. Social Indicators Research 109:119-133.
- Pollnac, R.B. and D. Kotowicz 2012 Post Tsunami Job Satisfaction Among the Fishers of Na Pru Village, on the Andaman Sea Coast of Thailand. Social Indicators Research 109:67-80.
- Monnereau, Iris and Richard Pollnac 2012 Which Fishers are Satisfied in the Caribbean? A Comparative Analysis of Job Satisfaction Among Caribbean Lobster Fishers. Social Indicators Research 109:95-118.
- Bavinck, Maarten, Richard Pollnac, Iris Monnereau and Pierre Failler 2012 Introduction to the Special Issue on Job Satisfaction in Fisheries in the Global South. Social Indicators Research Social Indicators Research 109:1-10.
- Pollnac, Richard B., Iris Monnereau, John J. Poggie,Victor Ruiz & Azure D. Westwood 2011 Stress and the occupation of fishing. In (Janice Langan-Fox and Cary L Cooper, eds.) Handbook of Stress in the Occupations, Chapter 15, pp 309-321. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Smith, S.L., R.B. Pollnac, L.L. Colburn & J. Olson 2011 Classification of Coastal Communities Reporting Commercial Fish Landings in the U.S. Northeast Region: Developing and Testing a Methodology. Marine Fisheries Review 73(2): 41-61.
- Dalton, T. G. Forrester & R.B. Pollnac 2011 Formal Co-management Arrangements and MPA Success in the Wider Caribbean. Proceedings of the 63rd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute November 1 – 5, 2010 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Pollnac, R.B., Iris Monnereau, Victor Ruiz, John Poggie & Azure Westwood 2011 Stress and the occupation of fishing. in Langan-Fox J & Cooper C.L., Eds. Chapter 15 (309-321) in Handbook of Stress in the Occupations. Chichester, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Pollnac, R.B.& Tarsila Seara 2011 Factors influencing success of marine protected areas in the Visayas, Philippines as related to increasing protected area coverage. Environmental Management47:584-592.
- Monnereau, I., V. Ruiz & R.B. Pollnac 2010 Fishers’ job satisfaction in the Caribbean. Études caribéennes 15 (April)1-19. Mis en ligne le 21 décembre 2010. URL : http://etudescaribeennes.revues.org/4379.
- Mahon, R, L. Fanning, P. McConney, R.B. Pollnac 2010 Governance characteristics of large marine ecosystems. Marine Policy (2010),doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2010.01.016.
- Pollnac, R.B., P. Christie, J. Cinner, T. Dalton, et al. 2010. Marine reserves as linked social-ecological systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (no. 43): 18262-18265
- Steven D. Gaines, Sarah E. Lester, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Christopher Costello, and Richard Pollnac 2010 Evolving science of marine reserves: New developments and emerging research frontiers Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (no. 43): 18251–18255
- Dalton, T., R.B. Pollnac, G. Forrester, S. Smith 2010 Governance Factors Affecting the Ecological Performance of Marine Reserves in the Wider Caribbean. Proceedings of the 62nd Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute November 2 – 6, 2009 Cumana, Venezuela.
- Pollnac, R.B. & P. Christie (Co-Editors) 2009. Tropical Marine Ecosystem-Based Management Feasibility. Special Issue of Coastal Management:37(No. 3-4).
- Christie, P., R.B. Pollnac, et al. 2009. Tropical marine EBM feasibility: a synthesis of case studies and comparative analyses. Coastal Management 37(4-4):374-385.
- Pietrie, D. P. Christie, R.B. Pollnac, Roxie Diaz & A. Sabonsolin 2009. Information diffusion in two marine protected area networks in the Central Visayas Region, Philippines. Coastal Management 37(4-4):331-348.
- Pollnac, R.B. & P. Christie 2009. Introduction: Scaling-up to ecosystem based management—case studies and comparative analysis. Coastal Management 37(4-4):215-218.
- Pollnac, R.B. and J.J. Poggie. 2008. Happiness, Well-being and Psychocultural Adaptation to the Stresses Associated with Marine Fishing. Human Ecology Review Vol. 15(2):194-200.
- Pollnac, Richard B., Susan Abbott-Jamieson, Courtland Smith, Marc L. Miller, Patricia M. Clay, and Bryan Oles. 2006 (2008). Toward a model for fisheries social impact assessment. Marine Fisheries Review 68(1-4):1–18.
- Pollnac, Richard B. 2007. Theme section on the “Aspects of interactions between humans and coral reefs” Coral Reefs 26(4) 913.
- Pollnac, R.B. 2007. Cooperation and conflict between large and small-scale fisheries: A Southeast Asian example. In W.W. Taylor, ed. Globalization: Effects on Fisheries Resources. Pp 228-243 CambridgeUniversity Press.
- Pomeroy, R. John Parks, R.B. Pollnac, et al 2007. Fish wars: Conflict and collaboration in fisheries management in Southeast Asia. Marine Policy 31:645-656.
SELECTED PAPERS DELIVERED AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS IN 2009 – 2015
Selected from papers delivered in 2009 to 2015. Prior to 2009, 103 papers were presented.
- 2015 The Impacts of Changes in Coastal Use on Fishing Communities (Part I and II, Session Chairs and Organizers Carlos Garcia-Quijano & Richard Pollnac) Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2015.
- 2015 Social Unrest and the Coastal Fisheries of Somalia. Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2015.
- 2014 Social Science and Fishery Management: Applying Social Research (Part I and II, Session Chair and Organizer) Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, March 2014.
- 2014 Fishing as Therapy: Implications for Fishery Management (with Carlos Garcia-Quijano & J.J. Poggie) paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, MD. March 2014.
- 2013 Resilience of Coastal Fishing Communities under Changing Governance and Environmental Contexts (Session organizers Richard Pollnac and Joshua Cinner) 179th Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Boston, MA, Feb. 14-18.
- 2013 Fisheries Resource Governance and Social Justice (Parts I and II, Session Organizer & Chair) Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. March 2013
- 2013 Why Care If Fishermen Can No Longer Fish: Social Justice and Management. Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. March 2013
- 2012 Fishery management, job satisfaction and well-being. Paper presented at the Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability Forum, Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC, May 8-11.
- 2012 Fishery social impact assessment indicators through time, social and geographic space (session organizer & chair). Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. March 2012.
- 2012 Using resilience/vulnerability indicators to type East Coast fishing communities. (with Lisa Colburn & Michael Jepson). Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. March 2012.
- 2012 Marine protected area success in combined population, health and environment projects. Presented in the symposium: The costs of conservation: impacts on coastal livelihoods, health, and equity at the 178th Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), February 16-20, Vancouver, BC.
- 2011 Do integrated population, health and environment projects produce added value? Presented at the 6th International Conference on Environmental Futures (ICEF): Interdisciplinary research and management practice across the environmental domain. 18-22 July, University of Newcastle, NewcastleUK.
- 2011 Methods for adequate explanations of factors influencing levels of multiple outcomes of changes in resource governance institutions: An example from the Philippines. Presented at the 6th International Conference on Environmental Futures (ICEF): Interdisciplinary research and management practice across the environmental domain. 18-22 July, University of Newcastle, NewcastleUK.
- 2011 Using multivariate analysis to select indicators for large scale surveys. Presented at the NOAA Well-being Indicator Workshop, CharlestonSC 8-9 March 2011.
- 2011 Assessing Changing Perceptions of Catch Share Management Systems in New England. (with A. Fraser & R. Pomeroy) Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, March 2011.
- 2010 Using multivariate analysis to select indicators for surveys in fishing communities. Presented at the NOAA Indicators Indicator Workshop, MiamiFL May 2011.
- 2010 Factors Influencing MPA Scale-up Efforts in Developing Countries (with P. Christie & T. Dalton). Paper presented in Symposium Ensuring Marine Policy is Responsive to Social Dynamics and Management Experience. AAAS Annual Meetings 18-22 Feb. San Diego, CA.
- 2010 Finding Success: Socioeconomic Drivers of Marine Reserve Performance (with J.Cinner, P. Christie, et al.) in Symposium Marine Reserves in a Changing World: Connecting Research with Human Needs. AAAS Annual Meetings 18-22 Feb. San Diego, CA.
- 2009 Social and Ecological Factors Affecting Marine Reserves in the Wider Caribbean (with T. Dalton, G. Forrester & S. Smith). Paper presented at the Gulf Caribbean Fisheries Institute Del Congreso 62ava Conferencia Annual,Cumana, Venezuela, November.
- 2009 Management implication of scaling up MPAs and EBM: Empirical findings from Southeast Asia and the Caribbean (with Tracey Dalton). Paper presented at the International Marine Conservation Congress, WashingtonDC, May.
- 2009 Selecting Quality of Life Indicators for Social Impact Analysis (with Azure D. Westwood) Paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, SantaFe, New Mexico, March.