Catherine Chambers

Catherine Chambers
University Centre of the Westfjords | HSVEST

Ph.D. Fisheries

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Additional affiliations
August 2011 - August 2016
Hólar University College
Position
  • Researcher
August 2009 - August 2016
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Position
  • PhD Student
April 2005 - August 2008
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Position
  • Master's Student

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Publications (18)
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Coastal zones and tropical islands are some of the most popular tourism destinations worldwide, and recent scholarship has explored the linkages between community-based tourism development and social-ecological resilience. Social-ecological resilience is the capacity of a social-ecological system to adapt to change from shocks or surprises, which a...
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Community engagement in the research process is more than communication and outreach. It is a process of co-production of knowledge. The co-production of knowledge starts and ends at the “small” local level but is embedded in “big” processes that are nested in academic and research institution priorities. This chapter problematizes the issues of sm...
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Small-scale fisheries make up a small percentage of the total catch in the fisheries sector in Iceland, yet occupy an important part of the cultural and political landscape. The past 30 years in particular have been host to dramatic political, technical, social, and economic changes for Icelandic small-scale fishermen, their families, and their hom...
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1. Ecological damage by scuba divers has been extensively studied in marine ecosystems, particularly coral reefs, whereas the impacts on freshwater environments such as groundwater springs is unknown. In the Silfra groundwater fissure in Iceland, a vast increase in diver entries has occurred during the last decade, prompting concerns over potential...
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Scholars of political ecology have long been interested in questions of access, equity, and power in environmental management. This paper explores these domains by examining lived experiences and daily realities in Iceland's fishing communities, 30 years after the implementation of a national privatized Individual Transferrable Quota (ITQ) fisherie...
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Fisheries are a complex mixture of social, political, economic, and biological aspects, and often biological or economic end goals are given priority in fisheries governance. However, there is a growing trend around the world to include non-economic social objectives in fisheries management schemes, e.g., supporting rural communities, increasing op...
Thesis
This dissertation explores the long-term implications of Iceland’s nationwide Individual Transferrable Quota (ITQ) system on rural communities and small-boat fishing livelihoods drawing on two years of ethnographic research in Northwest Iceland, a nationwide mailed survey of small-boat fishermen, and the compilation of fisheries human dimension ind...
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ABSTRACT: We used a paper-based survey to explore dynamics of Local Food Networks (LFNs) for fish in the Icelandic Westfjords. Preference for local fish remains high and fish consumption is largely embedded within a gift network, rather than typical commercial channels with costly, frozen, and non-local products. Individuals lacking personal connec...
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The concepts and practices surrounding sustainability are increasingly the focus of many new post-secondary and graduate education programs. However, the term sustainability refers to a complex mixture of disciplines, methods, contexts, and topics. This complexity is often confusing and can create barriers to learning. Comprehensive understanding o...
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This article draws on directed ethnographic research and a review of literature to explore how the commodification of fishing rights discursively and materially remakes human-marine relationships across diverse regions. It traces the history of dominant economic theories that promote the privatization of fishing access for maximizing potential pro...
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In the midwestern United States, maize detritus enters streams draining agricultural land. Genetically modified Bt maize is commonly planted along streams and can possibly affect benthic macroinvertebrates, specifically members of the order Trichoptera, which are closely related to target species of some Bt toxins and are important detritivores in...
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Headwater streams draining agricultural landscapes receive maize leaves (Zea mays L.) via wind and surface runoff, yet the contribution of maize detritus to organic-matter processing in agricultural streams is largely unknown. We quantified decomposition and microbial respiration rates on conventional (non-Bt) and genetically engineered (Bt) maize...
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Corn (Zea mays L.) that has been genetically engineered to produce the Cry1Ab protein (Bt corn) is resistant to lepidopteran pests. Bt corn is widely planted in the midwestern United States, often adjacent to headwater streams. We show that corn byproducts, such as pollen and detritus, enter headwater streams and are subject to storage, consumption...

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Articles published under this project are the results of my dissertation research from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
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Coastal zones represent the front line in the battle for sustainability, as coastal communities face unprecedented economic challenges while coastal ecosystems are subject to overuse, loss of resilience and increased vulnerability. It is the aim of this research network to interrogate sustainability challenges in the coastal zone from the perspective of the emerging field of socio-technical transitions (SST) research with an analysis of food, energy and transportation transitions and their embeddedness in relevant governance frameworks. For more information see: CoastalTransitions.ORG