B.A. University of San Diego, Marine Science
M.E.M. Duke University, Coastal Environmental Management
Ph.D. University of Portsmouth, Natural Resource Management and Fisheries Economics
- Focus on fishing communities in Alaska
- Climate change
- Community dependence and engagement in fisheries
- Human dimensions of fisheries management
- Fishery rationalization, and catch shares
- Qualitative Social Research Methods
Social Scientist, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2004-Present
Dr. Amber Himes-Cornell is a social scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (ASFC) in the Economics and Social Science Research Program. At the AFSC, her research is focused on analyzing the importance of commercial, recreational and subsistence fishing to Alaskan communities. Current research projects include: 1) assessing the socio-economic effects of climate change on human uses of marine resources; 2) the development of socio-economic indicators of community vulnerability, resilience and adaptability; 3) the development of qualitative and quantitative profiles for communities involved in North Pacific fisheries; 4) creation of a database of translations of marine resources off the coast of Alaska into the main coastal Native languages; 5) GIS mapping of community engagement and reliance on fishing, 6) improving community involvement in fisheries management, and 7) demography of fishing communities. In addition, Dr. Himes-Cornell is interested in assessing social network development in fishing communities, marine spatial planning efforts in the high Arctic, the relationship between cultural and food security, and the social impacts of ocean acidification.
- Himes-Cornell, A. and S. Kasperski. Under review. “Using indicators to aid in the assessment of vulnerability and resiliency in Alaskan fishing communities.” Submitted to Global Environmental Change.
- A. Himes-Cornell and S. Kasperski In prep. Using indicators to aid in the assessment of vulnerability and resiliency in Alaskan fishing communities. To be submitted to Marine Policy.
- Kasperski, S., D. Holland, and A. Himes-Cornell. In prep. “Can Species Diversity Improve the Resilience of Fishing Dependent Communities?”
- Himes-Cornell, A. M. Orbach, S. Allen, G. Auad, M. Boatman, P. Clay, M. Dalton, S. Herrick, D. Kotowicz, P. Little, C. Lopez, P. Loring, P. Niemeier, K. Norman, L. Pfeiffer, M. Plummer, M. Rust, M. Singer, and C. Speirs. 2013. Impacts of Climate Change on Human Uses of the Ocean and Ocean Services. Section 4 In Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate: Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program: Washington D.C. pp 73-137.
- Himes-Cornell, A. and M. Orbach. 2013. Impacts of Climate Change on Human Uses of the Ocean. In: Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate: Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, Griffis and Howard (eds.), Oceans and Marine Biology Annual Review, v. 51.
- Babij, E., P. Niemeier, B. Hayum., A. Himes-Cornell, A. Hollowed, P. Little, M. Orbach, and E. Pidgeon. 2012. International Implications of Climate Change. Section 5 In Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate: Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program: Washington D.C. pp 138-162.
- C. Carothers, K. Criddle, C.P. Chambers, P.J. Cullenberg, J. Fall, A. Himes-Cornell, J.P. Johnsen, N. Kimball, C. Menzies, and E.S. Springer (eds.). 2012. Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- Himes-Cornell, A., C. Package, and A. Durland (2011). Improving community profiles for the North Pacific fisheries. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-230, 85 p.
- Lew, D.K. and A. Himes-Cornell (2011). A guide to designing, testing, and implementing Alaska Fisheries Science Center economic and social surveys. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-228, 43 pages.
- Himes, A.H. (2007). Performance indicator importance in MPA management: Analyzing stakeholder preferences using the analytic hierarchy process. Coastal Management Journal, v35(5): pp. 601.
- Himes, A.H. (2007). Fisher opinions of MPA performance: Management perceptions in the Egadi Islands Marine Reserve. MAST, v5(2): 55-76.
- Himes, A.H. (2007). Performance indicator importance in MPA management: Using questionnaires to analyze stakeholder preferences. Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 50(5-6): 329-351.
- Johnson, L.T., J.A. Gonzalez and A.H. Himes (2006). Managing Hull-Borne Invasive Species on California’s Coastal Boats. UCSGEP-SD Fact Sheet 06-1 March 2006. San Diego, CA: Sea Grant Extension Program, UC Cooperative Extension.
- Himes, A.H. (2005). Performance Indicators of Marine Protected Area Management: A Case Study on Stakeholder Perspectives in the Egadi Islands Marine Reserve (Sicily, Italy). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth, U.K.
- Himes, Amber H. (2004). Performance Indicators of Marine Protected Area Management: Stakeholders’ perspectives on socio-economic impacts of MPAs on Sicilian fishing communities. Presented at the European Association of Fisheries Economics, Rome, Italy, April 5-7, 2004.
- Himes, Amber H. (2003). Small-Scale Sicilian Fisheries: Opinions of Artisanal Fishers and Sociocultural Effects in Two MPA Case Studies. Coastal Management 31(4): 389-408.
Working Papers and Papers Under Review
Fell, H. and A. Haynie. 2010. “Spatial Competition with Changing Market Institutions.” Under review.
Coastal Management, Ocean and Coastal Management
Masters committee member for Conor Maguire, Rachel Aronson.
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