Professor: Tracey Dalton
Catalog Description: Lecture
By the end of the semester students will be able to:
- Explore how policies to manage human activities at the coast are developed, carried out, and evaluated.
- Understand key concepts in the coastal policy process, such as adaptive management, stakeholder process, the integration of science and policy, and program evaluation.
- Understand the U.S. Coastal Zone Management Program.
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.
- Coastal regions around the world are experiencing growing pressures from increased coastal populations and higher resource demands.
- To ensure that coastal regions can meet the needs of this ever-growing population (i.e., food, transportation, recreation, etc.) while maintaining ecological structure and function, it is necessary to manage human activities at the land-sea interface.