Caroline E. Ferguson

Caroline E. Ferguson
University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB · Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Doctor of Philosophy
equity & justice in ocean governance

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Education
September 2017 - August 2021
Stanford University
Field of study
  • Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER)

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Publications (12)
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Food sovereignty, which goes beyond food security to include culture, knowledge systems, labor practices, and ecosystem dynamics, is critical to Indigenous self-determination. Yet the reconstruction of time according to colonial values and the capitalist political economy constrains the ability of Indigenous peoples to exercise food sovereignty. In...
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Environmental justice refers broadly to the distribution of environmental benefits andburdens, and the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people in environmental decision-making and legal frameworks. The field of environmental justice initially developed out of a concern forthe disproportionate distribution and impacts of environmenta...
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Resilience of food systems is key to ensuring food security through crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented shock that reveals varying levels of resilience of increasingly interconnected food systems across the globe. We contribute to the ongoing debate about whether increased connectivity reduces or enhances resilience in the conte...
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The emergence of export markets for high-value seafood products tends to produce a predictable pattern of serial depletion of resources and social disruption in coastal communities, a phenomenon described as 'the tragedy of the commodity'. The sea cucumber trade epitomizes these challenges, with cases of rapid growth followed by fishery collapse do...
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Small-scale fisheries and aquaculture (SSFA) provide livelihoods for over 100 million people and sustenance for ~1 billion people, particularly in the Global South. Aquatic foods are distributed through diverse supply chains, with the potential to be highly adaptable to stresses and shocks, but face a growing range of threats and adaptive challenge...
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Small-scale fisheries and aquaculture (SSFA) provide livelihoods for over 100 million people and sustenance for ~1 billion people, particularly in the Global South. Aquatic foods are distributed through diverse supply chains, with the potential to be highly adaptable to stresses and shocks, but face a growing range of threats and adaptive challenge...
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Seafood is the world’s most traded food commodity, and the international trade in seafood is promoted as a development strategy in low-income coastal communities across the globe. However, the seafood trade can drive negative social and environmental impacts in fishing communities, and whether the benefits of trade actually reach fishers is a subje...
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In the island states of Oceania, colonial power dynamics profoundly shape climate vulnerability and response. Largely as a result of their colonial history, island nations are dependent on outside funders to adapt to climate change, reproducing colonial subordination by depriving island states of sovereignty over their adaptation strategies. We emp...

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