Richard Burroughs

  • Professor
  • Department of Marine Affairs
  • Phone: 401.874.4045
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  • Office Location: Coastal Institute Building, Room 218


Marine environmental policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation
Ecosystem management
Marine pollution
Science and public policy


Ph.D., Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Selected Publications

Burroughs, R.H., R. Thompson, and T. Smythe, “Exploring the Connections Between Ferries and Urban Form: Some Considerations Before Jumping on Board,” 13 Journal of Urban Technology 25-52 (2006)

“Institutional Change in the Port of New York,” 32 Maritime Policy and Management 315-328 (2005)

“Dredging Navigational Channels in a Changing Scientific and Regulatory Environment,” 36 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 171-218 (2004) (co-author: Lawrence Juda)

“Goal and Trend Assessment to Define Coastal Ecosystem Management Initiatives,” Local Environment 8(3):277-290 (2003)

Boesch, D.F., Burroughs, R.H., Baker, J.E., Mason, R.P., Rowe, C.L. and R.L. Siefert. 2001. Marine Pollution in the United States: Significant Accomplishments, Future Challenges. Pew Oceans Commission, Arlington, VA.

“Ocean Waste Disposal,” In D.E. Alexander, ed., Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999) pp.451-452

“When Stakeholders Choose: Process, Knowledge, and Motivation in Water Quality Decisions,” Society and Natural Resources 12(8): (1999)

“Oil and Gas Deposits: Extraction and Uses.” In D.E. Alexander, ed., Encyclopedia of Environmental Science (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1999) pp.454-456

“Planning Estuaries,” Estuaries 20:819 (1997)

“CSO Controls for Narragansett Bay: Are Scientists Stakeholders?,” 14th Biennial Estaurine Research Federation Conference Abstracts (1997), p. 25

“Perceptions of the Rhode Island Oil Spill.” Quick Response Report #91. NSF/Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, 1996, 14pp. (co-author C. Dyer)

“A Policy Orientation Toward Estuarine Shores.” In K.F. Nordstrom and C.T. Roman, Estuarine Shores: Hydrological, Geomorphological, and Ecological Interactions (New York, John Wiley, 1996) pp.435-448

“Ecosystem Management: A Comparison of Greater Yellowstone and Georges Bank.” Environmental Management 19:649-663 (1995) (co-author: T.W. Clark)

“Els Conflictes de Destio i els Problemes Ambientals.” In R. Margalef et al. BIOSFERA Litorals i Oceans, pp. 278-304 (1994) (coauthors: Z. Dubinsky, E. Hoyt and J. Romero)

“Nonpoint Sources as External Threats to Coastal Water Quality: Lessons from Park Service Experience.” Coastal Management 21:131-142 (1993)

“Organizational Change and Marine Environmental Protection: The Dredge Spoil Siting Record.” Environmental Management 15:573-579 (1991)

“The Prospects for Comprehensive Ocean Management,” 14 Marine Policy 23-35 (1990) (co-author: Lawrence Juda)