Professor: Tracey Dalton
Catalog Description: Lecture
By the end of the semester students will be able to:
Tracey Dalton is an associate professor in the Department of Marine Affairs. Her research interests include coastal and marine spatial planning and management; planning and management of marine protected areas; economic impacts of marine and coastal policies; public participation in resource management; and human dimensions of marine and coastal resource management. Professor Dalton has co-authored numerous articles regarding these topics.
How do humans use the ocean? What are the potential impacts of such uses on other people and on the natural environment? In what ways (legal, economic, political, social) can we reduce or eliminate negative impacts and enhance positive impacts?
MAF 100, Human Use and Management of the Marine Environment, will begin to answer these questions by exploring coastal and marine resources and the ways in which humans interact with these resources. Throughout the semester, you will become familiar with some of the policies that have been developed to manage human interactions with the ocean, the people who use and/or appreciate marine resources, and the different approaches available for managing human activities.