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Caroline E. Ferguson

I am a community-engaged interdisciplinary scholar advancing justice-oriented research on climate adaptation, fisheries management, and Indigenous food economies in Palau and the Marshall Islands. In 2021, I earned my PhD in Environment and Resources from Stanford University and began a postdoctoral scholar position at UCSB, working on developing just and inclusive processes in large-scale ocean management.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSB


  • 2021 
    Stanford University, PhD, Environment and Resources


  • 2021
    Frontiers in Marine Science, A rising tide does not lift all boats: Intersectional analysis reveals inequitable impacts of the seafood trade in fishing communities
  • 2021
    Nature Food, Harnessing the diversity of small-scale actors is key to the future of aquatic food systems
  • 2020
    Global Environmental Change, Colonial dynamics limit climate adaptation in Oceania: Perspectives from the Marshall Islands