tem in the Icelandic cod fishery and comparing the ecological knowledge of fishermen and professional marine biologists.
Alison Rieser earned a J.D. from the George Washington University in 1976 and an LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1990. Since 1993, Professor Rieser has served as a professor of law and director of the Marine Law Institute for the University of Maine School of Law. Her research interests include natural resources law, fisheries law, protection of marine biodiversity, and law of the sea.
David B. Sampson earned a Ph.D. in environmental technology from the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London in 1989. Dr. Sampson currently serves as an associate professor of fisheries with the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. His research focuses on the dynamics of fishery systems, the response of fishermen to changing conditions within the fisheries, and fish stock assessment.
Edella C. Schlager earned a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University in 1990. Dr. Schlager is currently an associate professor for the School of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Arizona. She studies the emergence and evolution of institutional arrangements devised by communities to govern natural resources on which they are economically dependent. Her research focuses on coastal fisheries and water.
Richard E. Stroble earned a B.A. in finance from the University of Washington in 1970. Mr. Stroble is currently the chief executive officer of Merrill and Ring Inc., a family-owned corporation that has held forest lands in Washington State and British Columbia for more than 100 years. The company is active in professional forestry issues and public policy, but has no ties to fisheries.
Thomas H. Tietenberg earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1971. A former president of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Dr. Tietenberg currently holds the Mitchell Family Chair in Economics at Colby College. His research focuses on economics and environmental policy, economics of global warming, and pollution emissions trading.