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Adriane Michaelis

Assistant Professor

Email: [[v|amichaelis]]
Phone: (804) 684-7392
Office: Andrews Hall 440
Section: Natural Resources
Interests: human dimensions, aquaculture and fisheries, social-ecological systems

  • B.S. Anthropology-Zoology, University of Michigan, 2005 
  • M.S. Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2009 
  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Maryland, 2020 
Research Interests

I am an ecological anthropologist with an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human-nature relationships in coastal systems. Most recently, my research frames aquaculture development through a social-ecological lens and involves applied, participatory projects intended to advance the state of the science as well as produce actionable, community-responsive, and industry/management-relevant results.  Though much of my research centers on the social dimensions of aquaculture, I am interested in the implications of changing social-ecological systems broadly. 

Ongoing research topics include: cultural ecosystem services associated with coastal systems, fisheries, and aquaculture; social license and acceptability for aquaculture; livelihood diversification within aquaculture and commercial fisheries; the social impact of aquaculture development.