Research and investigation of various actions that can be taken to improve financial sustainability of MPAs to support important management, monitoring, and enforcement activities, and assessing the long term viability of those strategies. Potential actions being investigated include how MPAs may make more efficient use of available resources, how to they may increase revenue through various mechanisms, and other possible options that may improve financial sustainability. Special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean with detailed analysis of 10 MPAs in 4 countries. Work will culminate in development of a replicable tool based on these case studies that other MPA managers can use to assess the financial sustainability of their own MPAs.
A comprehensive analysis of China's national network of Marine Protected Areas, including environmental and management analysis. In collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and funded by the Lenfest Ocean Program. Publications in progress.
Assessing the scientific basis for expansion of the Galapagos Marine Reserve in collaboration with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Funded by the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy.
Economic valuation of ecosystem services from shellfish aquaculture in the Long Island Sound region for improving water quality. In collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Publications in review.
Meyers, D., Bohorquez, J., Cumming, T., Emerton, L., v.d. Heuvel, O., Riva, M., Swanson, E., and Victurne, R. Conservation Finance: A Framework. Conservation Finance Alliance, March 2020, www.cfalliance.org
Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., Pikitch, E., 2019. Categorizing Global MPAs: A cluster analysis approach. Marine Policy. 108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103663
Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., Pikitch, E., (2019) Filling the data gap – a pressing need for advancing MPA sustainable finance. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6:45. 1-14. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00045
Engle, C., Bohorquez, J.J., (2019), Mariculture, Economic and Social Impacts. in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128130810
Hoagland, P., Sumaila, U.R., Farrow, S., Bohorquez, J.J., (2019) Marine Protected Areas., in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128130810
Dvarskas, A., Bricker, S., Wikfors, G., Bohorquez, J.J., Dixon, M., Rose, J., (in review) Quantification and valuation of nitrogen removal services provided by shellfish at the subwatershed scale: Contributions by the commercial shellfish aquaculture industry
Bohorquez, J.J., Pikitch, E.K., Santora, C., “Lessons in Business Planning and Sustainable Finance from MPAs off Colombia’s Atlantic and Pacific Coasts”. Technical workshop, Effective Marine Protected Area Development and Implementation for Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 14, target 5, Inception Meeting. Hosted by the UN Environment Programme. Rome, Italy. December 17th 2019.
Bohorquez, J.J., “Contexto global de financiación de las áreas protegidas”, Foro: Sostenibilidad financiera del sistema nacional de áreas protegidas. Bogotá, Colombia, November 18th 2019.
Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., Pikitch, E., “Categorizing Global MPAs: A Cluster Analysis Approach”, Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York. New York, NY. October, 2019.
Pikitch, E., Bohorquez, J., “The Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program.” International Symposium on Assessing the Importance of Coastal Wetlands for Marine Ecosystems, Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Local Livelihoods in China, Shanghai, China, November 2018.
Dixon, M., Rose, J., Bohorquez, J., Bowgen, R., Wikfors, G., Dvarskas, A., “An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach to Valuing the Shellfish Resources of a Coastal Community: A Pilot Study in Greenwich, CT., USA.” 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Atlantic City, NJ, USA, August 2018.
Bohorquez, J., Dvarskas, A., Pikitch, E., “MPA costs and funding needs – a comparison against terrestrial PAs to guide advancements in MPA finance.” 5th International Marine Conservation Congress, Kuching, Malaysia, June 2018.
Given to a promising graduate student demonstrating excellence in academic achievement and undertaking a marine, terrestrial, groundwater, atmospheric pollution related or waste management research topic.
Intended to recognize outstanding research proposals and to encourage the career advancement of MS and PhD students working under the supervision of the faculty of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Presented to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding commitment and effectiveness in translating science to the public, using science to inform policy, and serving as “ambassadors” to the school’s mission.
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