EOAS Member Directory
Kevin St. Martin
Economic geography, Diverse economics, Political ecology, Community and commons, Critical cartographies, GIS
School of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Geography
Dr. St. Martin’s research takes a critical social science approach to understanding the relationship between resource management and local economic development. He has led a number of research projects which engage fishing community members to assess their local ecological knowledge, economic contexts and potentials, and the challenges to producing management initiatives which foreground ecological and livelihood sustainability. Kevin’s research has made clear the links that exist between management decisions and the prospects for community-based economies, and it has shown how participatory research can inform and inspire communities to alter fishing practices and development new marketing strategies such that both community and environmental wellbeing are enhanced. His research and critical social science perspective have informed the development of ocean health and human wellbeing indicators, and it has contributed directly to fisheries management through participation on the New England Fisheries Management Council’s Science and Statistical Committee as well as Plan Development Teams. Kevin believes his interests and experience could make a valuable contribution to the EOAS program.