Recent Student Publications

Aguilera, S.E., Broad, K., Pomeroy, C. 2018. Adaptive Capacity of the Monterey Bay Wetfish Fisheries: Proactive Responses to the 2015-16 El Niño Event. Society and Natural Resources 

Treuer, G., Broad, K., & Meyer, R. (2018). Using simulations to forecast homeowner response to sea level rise in South Florida: Will they stay or will they go?. Global Environmental Change48, 108-118.

Treuer, G. A. (2018). The psychology of Miami’s struggle to adapt to sea-level rise. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists74(3), 155-159.

Ban, N. C., Davies, T. E., Aguilera, S. E., Brooks, C., Cox, M., Epstein, G., ... & Nenadovic, M. (2017). Social and ecological effectiveness of large marine protected areas. Global environmental change, 43, 82-91.

Macdonald, C., Gallagher, A. J., Barnett, A., Brunnschweiler, J., Shiffman, D. S., & Hammerschlag, N. (2017). Conservation potential of apex predator tourism. Biological Conservation, 215, 132-141.

Wester, J., Timpano, K., Cek, D., & Broad, K. (2016) The Psychology of Recycled Water: Factors Predicting Disgust and Willingness to Use. Water Resources Research. 52, 3212–3226, doi:10.1002/2015WR018340.

Aguilera, S.E., Teneva, L. (2016) Book Review. Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems, by R. Livingston. Copeia, 104(1): 300-305.

Treuer, G., E. Koebele, A. Deslatte, K. Ernst, M. Garcia, and K. Manago (2017), A narrative method for analyzing transitions in urban water management: The case of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, Water Resour. Res., 53, doi:10.1002/2016WR019658. Available at

Hammerschlag N., Skubel R., Calich H., Nelson E.R., Shiffman D.S., Wester J., Macdonald C., Cain S., Jennings L., Enchaelmaier A., Gallagher A.J. (2016) Nocturnal and crepuscular behavior in elasmobranchs: a review of movement, habitat use, foraging, and reproduction in the dark. Bulletin of Marine Science, DOI:

Wester, J., Timpano, K.R., Cek, D., Lieberman, D., Fieldstone, S.C., & Broad, K. (2015) Psychological and Social Factors Associated with Wastewater Reuse Emotional Discomfort. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 42, 16-23. PDF HERE

Gallagher, A.J., Vianna, G.M.S., Papastamatious, Y.P., Macdonald, C., Guttridge, T.L., Hammerschlag, N. (2015) Biological effects, conservation potential, and research priorities of shark diving tourism. Biological Conservation, 184L 365-379. 

Shiffman, D.S., Gallagher, A.J., Wester, J., Macdonald, C.C., Thaler, A.D., Cooke, S.J., Hammerschlag, N. (2015) A letter of clarification from the authors of "trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction". Marine Policy, 53: 213-214. 

Aguilera, S.E., Cole, J., Finkbeiner, E.M., Le Cornu, E., Ban, N.C., Carr, M.H., Cinner, J.E., Crowder, L.B., Gelcich, S., Hicks, C.C., Kittinger, J.N., Martone, R., Malone, D., Pomeroy, C., Starr, R.M., Seram, S., Zuercher, R., Broad, K. (2015) Managing small-scale commercial fisheries for adaptive capacity: Insights from dynamic social-ecological drivers of change in Monterey Bay. PLoS One 10(3): e0118992. doi: 10.1371/journalpone.0118992  PDF HERE

Crosley, K. (2014) The frontiers of environmental education: understanding the role of community-based organizations in the socio-ecological learning of urban youth.  Available at:

Shiffman, D.S., Gallagher, A.J, Wester, J., Macdonald, C.C., Thaler, A.D., Cooke, S.J., Hammerschlag, N. (2014) Trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction: A way forward building on a history of conservation. Marine Policy, 50: 318-322. 

Gardner, J; Bartz, R; Brainard R; Collen J; Dunbar, R; Garton, D; Powell, S. (2014) Conservation management options and actions: putative decline of coral cover at Palmyra Atoll, Northern Line Islands, as a case study. Marine Pollution Bulletin. (Accepted 7 May 2014)

Bolson, J. and Treuer, G. (2014). Barriers and aids to developing adaptive capacity in the water sector, using South Florida Water Management as a case study. D. Stucker & E. Lopez-Gunn (Eds.), Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability. Oxford: Routledge.

Welch, A., Hoenig, R., Stieglitz, J., Daugherty, Z., Sardenberg, B., Miralao, S., Farkas, D., and Benetti, D., 2013. Growth Rates of Larval and Juvenile Bigeye Scad Selar crumenophthalmus in Captivity. SpringerPlus, SpringerPlus, 2:634.

Johnson, E. J., Hassin, R., Baker, T., Bajger, A. T., and Treuer, G. (2013). Can consumers make affordable care affordable? The value of choice architecture. PloS one, 8(12), e81521.

Crosley, K. (2013). Advancing the boundaries of urban environmental education through the food justice movement. The Canadian Journal of Environmental Education,18, 46-58.

Crosley, K. (2013). The promise of food justice – a tale of cautious optimism. The Community Psychologist, 46(3): 17-19.

Welch, A., 2013. Seafood Watch Report: Farmed Pompano, Asia and the Americas. Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, Monterey, CA. 

Welch, A., 2013. The Second Commons: Rethinking Fisheries Reform for the Political Market. Stanford Journal of Law, Science, and Policy. Published online January 2013, pp. 1-31.

Fujita, R., A.C. Markham, J.E. Diaz Diaz, J.R. Martinez Garcia, C. Scarborough, P. Greenfield, P. Black, and S. Aguilera. 2012. Revisiting Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion. Marine Policy, 36.2, 463-465. PDF Here

Fujita, R., Moxley, J. H., DeBey, H., Van Leuvan, T., Leumer, A., Honey, K., Aguilera, S., Foley, M. 2012. Managing for a resilient ocean. Marine Policy, 38, 538-544. PDF Here

Stieglitz, J.D., Benetti, D., Hoenig, R., Sardenberg, B., Welch, A., Miralao, S. 2011. Environmentally conditioned, year-round volitional spawning of cobia (Rachycentron canadum) in broodstock maturation system. Aquaculture Research, 43(10):1557-1566. 

Bartz, R. John. (2011)  Spatial and Temporal Temperature Dynamics at the Palmyra Atoll.  Stanford University Master’s Thesis, Earth Systems Program.

Benetti, D.D. and A. Welch.  2010. Advances in open ocean aquaculture technology and the future of seafood production. The Journal of Ocean Technology (5)2: 1-14.

Welch, A., Hoenig, R., Stieglitz, J., Benetti, D., Tacon, A., Sims, N., O’Hanlon, B., 2010. From Fishing to the Sustainable Aquaculture of Carnivorous Marine Finfish. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 18(3):235-247.

Bennetti, D., O’Hanlon, B., Rivera, J., Welch, A., Maxey, C., Orhun, M., 2010. Growth Rates of Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) Cultured in Open Ocean Submerged Cages in the Caribbean. Aquaculture 302:195-201.

Bartz, R. John. (2008) Conservation of the Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus): Changing attitudes, behavior, and environmental consciousness through ecotourism and community outreach.  Stanford University Goldman Honors Thesis.

Benetti, D., Sardenberg, B., Welch, A., Hoenig, R., Orhun, M., Zink, I. 2008. Intensive larval husbandry and fingerling production of cobia Rachycentron canadum.Aquaculture 281:22-27.

Benetti, D., Orhun, M., Sardenberg, B., O’Hanlon, B., Welch, A., Hoenig R., Zink, I., Rivera, J., Denlinger, B., Bacoat, D., Palmer, K., Cavalin, F. 2008. Advances in hatchery and grow-out technology of cobia Rachycenton candadum (Linnaeus). Aquaculture Research 39(7):710-711.

Recent Student Awards


Stacy Aguilera-Peterson: NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship


Andrew Carter: Award of Academic Distinction, University of Miami 

Shireen Rahimi: National Geographic Young Explorers Grant


Julia Wester: 1st Place in the Graduate Student Social/Behavioral Science Category at the NSF Emerging Researchers Conference

Galen Treuer: NSF GROW Fellowship

Stacy Aguilera: American Meteorological Society Summer Policy Colloquium Fellow (Washington, D.C.)

Stacy Aguilera: SESYNC Teaching About Socio-Envionmental Synthesis with Case Studies Scholarship 

Annie Brett: Center for Ocean Solutions Ocean Policy Course Scholarship

Lisa Johns: Abess Doctoral Fellowship

Shireen Rahimi: Abess Doctoral Fellowship 

Lisa Johns: University of Miami Graduate Fellowship

Shireen Rahimi: University of Miami Graduate Fellowship


Julia Wester: UF Water Institute Conference Poster Competition Winner

Galen Treuer: NCAR Advanced Summer Program on Climate Uncertainty

Stacy Aguilera: RSMAS TA Excellence Aware in the category of Undergraduate Lecture Course

Johnny Bartz: University of Miami Graduate Fellowship

Annie Brett: University of Miami Graduate Fellowship


Galen Treuer: American Meteorological Society Summer Policy Colloquium Scholarship (Washington, D.C.)

Galen Treuer: NSF Expert Witness Training Academic (St. Paul, MN)

Galen Treuer: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - 2013-2016

Stacy Aguilera: Center for Ocean Solutions Ocean Policy Course Scholarship

Johnny Bartz: Abess Doctoral Fellowship

Annie Brett: Abess Doctoral Fellowship


Katie Crosley: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2012 - 2015 (completed 2014)

Stacy Aguilera: University of Miami Abess Center Fellowship

Catherine Macdonald: Honorable mention for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Andrew Carter: Abess Doctoral Fellowship

Stacy Aguilera: Abess Doctoral Fellowship

Galen Treuer: Abess Doctoral Fellowship

Julia Wester: University of Miami Graduate Fellowship


Stacy Aguilera: VPUE Stanford UAR Travel Grant, Conference to Victoria, BC, Canada

Stacy Aguilera: Stanford University Earth Systems CoTerm UPS Summer Research Grant

John Bartz: Fulbright Student Scholarship for Study in Brazil, Institute of International Education  

Julia Wester: Abess Doctoral Fellowship

Catherine Macdonald: Abess Doctoral Fellowship


Katie Crosley: University of Miami Graduate Fellowship 2010-2012

Stacy Aguilera: Alan Davis Scholarship, Hopkins Marine Station

Stacy Aguilera: Woods Institute for the Environment Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Grant

John Bartz: Earth Systems Award for Outstanding Research, Stanford School of Earth Sciences  

Caitlin Augustin: Abess Doctoral Fellowship

Karlisa Callwood: Abess Doctoral Fellowship

Aaron Welch: Abess Doctoral Fellowship


Katie Crosley: Best Undergraduate Engagement Research Project, Purdue University

Stacy Aguilera: National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates, Virginia Institute of Marine Science


Katie Crosley: Gruel Memorial Scholarship, Purdue University - 2008

Katie Crosley: Durward Allen Memorial Award, Purdue University - 2008

Katie Crosley: Best Life Sciences Abstract, Research Symposium, Purdue University - 2008

Catherine Macdonald: Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - 2007-2008

Catherine Macdonald: Phi Betta Kappa (Amherst College) - 2007

Catherine Macdonald: Raymond Keith Bryant Prize - 2007

Catherine Macdonald: Alfred F. Havinghurst Prize - 2007

Katie Crosley: Rex Hall Memorial Scholarship, Purdue University - 2007

Katie Crosley: Junior Scholarship, Purdue University - 2007

Katie Crosley: Emerson Kampen Scholar, Purdue University - 2005

Katie Crosley: Academic Success Award, Purdue University - 2005

Galen Treuer: Phi Betta Kappa (Oberlin College) - 2001

Galen Treuer: Hanson Prize in Economics (Oberlin College) - 2000