coastal institute

Narragansett Bay Campus, Room 124, Narragansett, RI 02882


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Austin Humphries

  • University of Rhode Island
  • Phone: 401.874.9839
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  • Office Location: 120 Flagg Road
    Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Rm 187
    Kingston, RI 02881

I am interested in ecological and social outcomes that arise from fisheries and coastal management, including aquaculture. I conduct field and lab experiments as well as engage in socioeconomic interviews, perform synthetic statistical analyses, and design simulation models to understand these coupled interactions. My group and I study these problems using a holistic ecosystem approach, where we consider habitat and species interactions along with environmental drivers and human dimensions. We work in a variety of coastal marine ecosystems and are motivated to find ecologically and socially appropriate solutions rooted in sustainability principles.

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