Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Project

Feeding the world in 2050: Building resilience in global fisheries and food systems

September 2019 - December 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Stockholm Resilience Centre & Princeton University

Fisheries are coupled human and natural systems (CHANS) important for human health and well-being. However, research approaches that consider human-nature interactions within as well as between adjacent and distant fisheries are scarce. As such, I am developing next-generation CHANS frameworks for understanding how fisheries – freshwater and marine – are locally, regionally, and globally connected with implications for food, nutrition, and livelihood security.

Research Publications Publication Date
Carlson, A. K., W. W. Taylor, D. R. DeVries, C. P. Ferreri, M. J. Fogarty, K. J. Hartman, D. M. Infante, M. T. Kinnison, S. A. Levin, R. T. Melstrom, R. M. Newman, M. L. Pinsky, D. I. Rubenstein, S. M. P. Sullivan, P. A. Venturelli, M. J. Weber, M. R. Wuellner, G. B. Zydlewski. 2022. Stepping up: A U.S. perspective on the Ten Steps to Responsible Inland Fisheries. Fisheries 47:68–77. February 2022
Carlson, A. K., W. W. Taylor, D. I. Rubenstein, S. A. Levin, and J. Liu. 2020. Global marine fishing across space and time. Sustainability 12(11):4714. June 2020
Carlson, A. K., W. J. Boonstra, S. Joosse, D. I. Rubenstein, S. A. Levin. 2022. More than ponds amid skyscrapers: Urban fisheries as multiscalar human-natural systems. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 25:49–58. March 2022
Carlson, A. K., T. Young, M. A. Centeno, S. A. Levin, and D. I. Rubenstein. 2021. Boat to bowl: Resilience through network rewiring of a community-supported fishery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Environmental Research Letters 16:034054. February 2021
Carlson, A. K., D. I. Rubenstein, and S. A. Levin. 2021. Modeling Atlantic herring fisheries as multiscalar human-natural systems. Fisheries Research 236:105855. April 2021
Carlson, A. K., D. I. Rubenstein, and S. A. Levin. 2020. Linking multiscalar fisheries using metacoupling models. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:614. July 2020
Presentations Presentation Date
Brumm, K. J., D. M. Infante, A. A. Coulter, M. T. Kinnison, A. K. Carlson and W. W. Taylor. 2024. Understanding fisheries as coupled human and natural systems (CHANS) for improved management and conservation. 154th Annual Meeting, American Fisheries Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, 15-19 September 2024. September 2024