I am a professor of environmental policy within the Department of Public Policy at
the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. I am also an attorney licensed to practice
law in California, Nevada (inactive), and Massachusetts. My background is in
environmental law and environmental science. I teach, write, and practice in the fields
of environmental law, policy, sustainability and dispute resolution. I have currently
published overly twenty scholarly articles and three academic texts on these topics over
the last ten years. I work on policy issues related to fisheries management, climate
change, coastal management, and land use patterns. My expertise has been sought in both
private and public forums, and I currently serve on committees for both non-profit and
government entities. In sum I have over 15 years of experience in the environmental
management field. 

Climate Change

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

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Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations (2013)

Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of...

 

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Coastal Planning, Federal Consistency, and Climate Change: A Recent Divergence of Federal and State Interests, Natural Resources & Environment (2012)

The purpose of this article is to identify the contrasting policy approaches being undertaken at...

 

Ecosystem Management

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

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Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations (2013)

Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of...

 

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Environmental Decision-making in Context: A Toolbox (2012)

Because of the complexity involved in understanding the environment, the choices made about environmental issues...

 

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Regulatory Takings Claims and Coastal Management of Sea Level Rise: Remembering Governments are More Than Regulators, Marine Resources (2012)

The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the roles government can take...

 

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Climate Adaptation and the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: A Regulatory Takings Analysis of Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Development with Application to Connecticut’s Coastal Management Regime (with Jason Hill), Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal (2012)

As climate change impacts are realized at the governance level, states and local governments are...

 

Education

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An Analysis of Student Self-Assessment of Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face Learning Environments: Implications for Sustainable Education Delivery (with Sidney R. Castle), International Education Studies (2010)

Online delivery has the potential to offer significant benefits in achieving multiple goals related to...

 

Environmental Law

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Environmental Law from the Policy Perspective: Understanding How Legal Frameworks Influence Environmental Problem Solving (2014)

Most books on environment law focus on the law first, and then look at how...

 

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

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Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations (2013)

Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of...

 

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Coastal Planning, Federal Consistency, and Climate Change: A Recent Divergence of Federal and State Interests, Natural Resources & Environment (2012)

The purpose of this article is to identify the contrasting policy approaches being undertaken at...

 

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Regulatory Takings Claims and Coastal Management of Sea Level Rise: Remembering Governments are More Than Regulators, Marine Resources (2012)

The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the roles government can take...

 

Environmental Policy

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Environmental Law from the Policy Perspective: Understanding How Legal Frameworks Influence Environmental Problem Solving (2014)

Most books on environment law focus on the law first, and then look at how...

 

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

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Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations (2013)

Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of...

 

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Coastal Planning, Federal Consistency, and Climate Change: A Recent Divergence of Federal and State Interests, Natural Resources & Environment (2012)

The purpose of this article is to identify the contrasting policy approaches being undertaken at...

 

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Public policy frameworks in environmental settings: an argument for new policy frameworks to support new policy directions, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (2012)

Environmental policy is about solving problems, not creating them. Policy frameworks are meant to be...

 

Ocean Law and Policy

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

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Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations (2013)

Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of...

 

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Coastal Planning, Federal Consistency, and Climate Change: A Recent Divergence of Federal and State Interests, Natural Resources & Environment (2012)

The purpose of this article is to identify the contrasting policy approaches being undertaken at...

 

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Environmental Decision-making in Context: A Toolbox (2012)

Because of the complexity involved in understanding the environment, the choices made about environmental issues...

 

Water Law

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Sustainable Approaches to Managing Small-Scale Ecosystems: A Case Study of Vernal Pool Protection in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America, Journal of Sustainable Development (2010)

This paper reviews the current management scheme used by Massachusetts to protect vernal pools, which...

 

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Ecosystem-Based Management of Terrestrial and Coastal Water Resources: Can Rapanos Teach Us Anything About the Future of Integrated Water Management, Water Quality and Wetlands (2007)

The purpose of this article is to describe aspects of the Rapanos decision, focusing on...

 

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Judicial Approaches to Dealing With Constitutional Limitations Surrounding Ecosystem-Based Management: Can Rapanos Offer Guidance by, ExpressO (2007)

Ecosystem-based management is becoming a more prevalent in federal legislative and executive mandates. Still, there...

 

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Remediating Contaminated Sediments Under California’s Regulatory Regime: Are (2003)

California has a legislative mandate to remedy contaminated sediments under state statutory guidelines contained in...

 

Sustainability

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

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Environmental Decision-making in Context: A Toolbox (2012)

Because of the complexity involved in understanding the environment, the choices made about environmental issues...

 

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Regulatory Takings Claims and Coastal Management of Sea Level Rise: Remembering Governments are More Than Regulators, Marine Resources (2012)

The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the roles government can take...

 

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A Framework for Analyzing Information Flows in Public Policy Decision-making: A Move Towards Building Sustainable Policy Instruments, Journal of Politics and Law (2011)

The purpose of this paper is to explain a framework that focuses on information flows...

 

International Law

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Marine Mammals and International Trade: Balancing Social Conscience with Trade Obligations – A Summary and Update on the World Trade Organization Seal Products Dispute, International Environmental Law (2011)

The purpose of this article is to provide a summary of the current debate surrounding...

 

Coastal Management

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

Link

Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations (2013)

Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of...

 

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Coastal Planning, Federal Consistency, and Climate Change: A Recent Divergence of Federal and State Interests, Natural Resources & Environment (2012)

The purpose of this article is to identify the contrasting policy approaches being undertaken at...

 

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Regulatory Takings Claims and Coastal Management of Sea Level Rise: Remembering Governments are More Than Regulators, Marine Resources (2012)

The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the roles government can take...

 

Fisheries

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Systems Thinking Applied to U.S. Federal Fisheries Management (with Bradley P. Harris), Natural Resources & Environment (2012)

The goal of this article is to provide the reader with a kind of historical...

 

Sea Level Rise

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Thinking Ahead: The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Landscape Protections (with Devon Lynch), Natural Resources & Environment (2013)

The purpose of this article is to highlight the impact of sea level rise on...

 

Link

Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Coastal Zone: Law and Policy Considerations (2013)

Comprehensive, but not overly technical, this book provides a legal-policy framework to the discussion of...

 

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Coastal Planning, Federal Consistency, and Climate Change: A Recent Divergence of Federal and State Interests, Natural Resources & Environment (2012)

The purpose of this article is to identify the contrasting policy approaches being undertaken at...

 

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Climate Adaptation and the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: A Regulatory Takings Analysis of Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Development with Application to Connecticut’s Coastal Management Regime (with Jason Hill), Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal (2012)

As climate change impacts are realized at the governance level, states and local governments are...