Selected MARINA Lab Peer-reviewed Articles & Book Chapters


Cohen, P. J., Allison, E. H., Andrew, N. L., Cinner, J., Evans, L. S., Fabinyi, M., … Ratner, B. D. (2019). Securing a Just Space for Small-Scale Fisheries in the Blue Economy. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 171.

Kalikoski, D. C., Jentoft, S., Charles, A., Salazar, D., Herrera, K. C., Béné, C., & Allison, E. H. (2019). Understanding the impacts of climate change for fisheries and aquaculture: applying a poverty lens. In M. Barange, T. Bahri, M. Beveridge, K. L. Cochrane, S. Funge-Smith, & F. Poulain (Eds.), Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture (pp. 19–40). Rome: FAO.

Kelly, R., Mackay, M., Nash, K. L., Cvitanovic, C., Allison, E. H., Armitage, D., … Werner, F. (2019). Ten tips for developing the next generation of interdisciplinary socio- ecological researchers. Socio-Ecological Practice Research.

Stacey, N., & Allison, E. (2019). Sea Nomads: Sama-Bajau Mobility, Livelihoods and Marine Conservation in Southeast Asia. Berghahn Books.

Teh, L. C. L., Caddell, R., Allison, E. H., Finkbeiner, E. M., Kittinger, J. N., Nakamura, K., & Ota, Y. (2019). The role of human rights in implementing socially responsible seafood. PLoS ONE, 14(1).


Allison, E. H., & Mills, D. J. (2018). Counting the fish eaten rather than the fish caught. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(29), 7459–7461.

Bennett, N. J., Whitty, T. S., Finkbeiner, E., Pittman, J., Bassett, H.R., Gelcich, S., & Allison, E. H. (2018). Environmental Stewardship: A Conceptual Review and Analytical FrameworkEnvironmental Management, 1-18.

Cinner, J. E., Adger, W. N., Allison, E. H., Barnes, M. L., Brown, K., Cohen, P. J., … Morrison, T. H. (2018). Building adaptive capacity to climate change in tropical coastal communities. Nature Climate Change, 8(2), 117–123.

Feddern, M. L., Bassett, H. R., McElroy, K. N., Ree, M., Gho, M., & Hilborn, R. (2018). A novel method for modeling age and length selectivity of sockeye salmon as applied to the Bristol Bay Port Moller test fishery. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 76(6), 989-997.

Himes-Cornell, A., Ormond, C., Hoelting, K., Ban, N. C., Koehn, J. Z., Allison, E. H., … Okey, T. A. (2018). Factors Affecting Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Using the Community Capitals Framework. Coastal Management, 46(5), 335–358.

Mccauley, D. J., Jablonicky, C., Allison, E. H., Golden, C. D., Joyce, F. H., Mayorga, J., & Kroodsma, D. (2018). Wealthy countries dominate industrial fishing. Science Advances, 4.

Selig, E. R., Hole, D. G., Allison, E. H., Arkema, K. K., McKinnon, M. C., Chu, J., … Elizabeth Selig, C. R. (2018). Mapping global human dependence on marine ecosystems.

Trochta, J. T., Pons, M., Rudd, M. B., Krigbaum, M., Tanz, A., & Hilborn, R. (2018). Ecosystem-based fisheries management: Perception on definitions, implementations, and aspirations. PLoS One13(1), e0190467.


Cooley, S. R., Cheney, J. E., Kelly, R. P., & Allison, E. H. (2017). Ocean acidification and Pacific oyster larval failures in the Pacific Northwest United States. In: Global Change in Marine Systems: Societal and Governing Responses., edited by Patrice Guillotreau, Alida Bundy, R. Ian Perry, Routledge.

Fisher, B., Naidoo, R., Guernier, J., Johnson, K., Mullins, D., Robinson, D. and Allison, E.H., (2017). Integrating fisheries and agricultural programs for food security. Agriculture & Food Security, 6(1), p.1.

Guillotreau, P., E.H. Allison, A. Bundy, S. Cooley, O. Defeo, V. Le Bihan, S. Pardo, R. I. Perry, G. Santopietro, T. Seki (2017). A comparative appraisal of the resilience of marine social-ecological systems to mass mortalities of bivalves. Ecology and Society, 22(1):46. 

Golden, C. D., Seto, K. L., Dey, M. M., Chen, O. L., Gephart, J. A., Myers, S. S., ... & Allison, E. H. (2017). Does Aquaculture Support the Needs of Nutritionally Vulnerable Nations? Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, #159.

Kittinger, J. N., Teh, L. C., Allison, E. H., Bennett, N. J., Crowder, L. B., Finkbeiner, E. M., ... & Young, J. (2017). Committing to socially responsible seafood. Science, 356(6341), 912-913.

Koehn, Z.K., Allison, E.H., Franz, N., Weigers, E.  (2017).  The role of the Oceans in feeding 9 billion People.  In:  P. Leven & M. Poe (eds): Conserving the Oceans in the Athropocene.  

Singleton, R. L., Allison, E. H., Le Billon, P., & Sumaila, U. R. (2017). Conservation and the right to fish: International conservation NGOs and the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries. Marine Policy, 84, 22-32.

Whitney, C.K., N.J. Bennett,  N.C. Ban,  E.H. Allison, D. R. Armitage, J. Blythe, J. M. Burt, W. Cheung, E. M. Finkbeiner, M. Kaplan-Hallam, R. I. Perry, N. J. Turner & L. Yumagulova (2017) Adaptive capacity: From assessment to action in coastal social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society, 22(2):22. 



Belhabib, D., Hellebrandt Da Silva, D., Allison, E. H., Zeller, D., & Pauly, D. (2016). Filling a blank on the map: 60 years of fisheries in Equatorial Guinea. Fisheries Management and Ecology 23(2): 119–132. 

Béné, C., R. Arthur, H. Norbury, E. H. Allison, M.C.M Beveridge, S. Bush, L. Campling, W. Leschen, D. Little, D. Squires, S. Thilsted, M. Troell and M. Williams (2016). Contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security and poverty reduction:  assessing the current evidence.  World Development79: 177-196. 

Cinner, J. E., Huchery, C., MacNeil, M. A., Graham, N. A., McClanahan, T. R., Maina, J., ... & Allison, E. H. (2016). Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs. Nature, 535(7612), 416-419.

Cooke, S. J., Allison, E. H., Beard, T. D., Arlinghaus, R., Arthington, A. H., Bartley, D. M., . . . Welcomme, R. L. (2016). On the sustainability of inland fisheries: Finding a future for the forgotten. Ambio, 1-12. 

Crona, B.I., X. Basurto, D.Squires, S. Gelcich, T.M. Daw, A. Khan, E. Havice, V. Chomo, M. Troell, E.A. Buchary and E. H. Allison. (2016). Towards a typology of interactions between small-scale fisheries and global seafood tradeMarine Policy, 65: 1-10.

Golden, C.D., Allison, E.H., Cheung, W.W.L., Dey, M.M., Halpern, B.S., McCauley, D.J., Smith, M. and Vaitla, B. (2016). Nutrition: Fall in fish catch threatens human health. Nature, 534, 317–320. 


Allison, E.H. and H.R. Bassett (2015). Climate change in the oceans: Human impacts and responses. Science, 350(6262): 778-782.

Barratt, C., Seeley, J.A. and Allison, E.H. (2015) Lacking the means or the motivation? Community based resource management on Lake Victoria, Uganda. European Journal of Development Studies, 27: 257-272.   

Bell, J.D., V. Allain, E.H. Allison, S. Andréfouët, N.L. Andrew, M.J. Batty, M. Blanc, J.M. Dambacher, J. Hampton, Q. Hanich, S. Harley, A. Lorrain, M. McCoy, N. McTurk, S. Nicol, G. Pilling, D. Point, M.K. Sharp, P. Vivili, P. Williams (2015). Diversifying the use of tuna to improve food security and public health in Pacific Island countries and territories, Marine Policy 51: 584-591.

Cinner, J.E., C. Huchery, C.C. Hicks, T.M. Daw, N. Marshall, A. Wamukota, and E.H. Allison (2015). Changes in adaptive capacity of Kenyan fishing communities. Nature Climate Change, 5, 872–876. 

Sampson, G. S., Sanchirico, J. N., Roheim, C. A., Bush, S. R., Taylor, J. E., Allison, E. H., J.L. Anderson, N.C. Ban, R. Fujita, S. Jupiter, and J.R. Wilson (2015). Secure sustainable seafood from developing countriesScience, 348(6234): 504-506. 

McLanahan, T,R.,  E.H. Allison and J.E. Cinner (2015)  Managing fisheries for human and food security. Fish and Fisheries. 


Barange, M., G. Merino, J. L. Blanchard, J. Scholtens, J. Harle, E. H. Allison, J. I. Allen, J. Holt & S. Jennings (2014). Impacts of climate change on marine ecosystem production in societies dependent on fisheries. Nature Climate Change, 4: 211–216.

Barratt, C. and Allison, E.H. (2014). Does people’s vulnerability undermine the sustainability of community-managed natural resources?  Evidence from two fishing communities on Lake Victoria, Uganda. Development Studies Research, 1(1): 16-27.

Barratt, C., Seeley, J.A. and Allison, E.H. (2014). Lacking the means or the motivation? Community based resource management on Lake Victoria, Uganda. European Journal of Development Studies. 

Hellebrandt, D., Allison, E.H. and Delaporte, A. (2014). Segurança alimentar e pesca artesanal: análise crítica de iniciativas na América Latina [Food Security and Artisanal Fisheries: Critical Analysis of Initiatives in Latin America] Desenvolvimento E Meio Ambiente 32: 7-27 (in Portuguese)

Ratner, B.D., Åsgård, B., Allison, E.H. (2014). Fishing for justice: human rights, development, and fisheries sector reform.  Global Environmental Change, 27: 120-130.

Sale, P.F., Ainsworth, C. H.,  Feist, B.E., Bell, J.D.,  Christie, P., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Mumby, P.J., Feary, D.A., Saunders, M.I., Agardy,T., Daw, T.W.,  Foale, S.J., Levin, P.S.,  Lindeman, K.C., Lorenzen, K., Pomeroy, R.S., Allison, E.H., Bradbury, R.H., Corrin, J., Edwards, A.J., Obura, D.O., Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y.J., Samoilys, M.A. and Sheppard, C.R.C. (2014). Transforming Management of Tropical Coastal Seas to Cope with Challenges of the 21st Century. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 85(1): 8-23.

Weeratunge, N., C. Béné, R. Siriwardane, A. Charles, D. Johnson, E.H. Allison, P.K. Kumar Nayah and M.-C. Badjeck (2014). Small-scale fisheries through the wellbeing looking glass.  Fish and Fisheries, 15(2): 255–279.


Goulden, M.C., Adger, W.N., Allison, E.H. and Conway, D. (2013).  Limits to resilience from livelihood diversification and social capital in lake social-ecological systems in Uganda.  The Annals of the Association of American Geographers  103(4), 906-924

Foale, S, Adhuri, D., Aliño, P., Allison, E.H., Andrew, N., Cohen, P., Evans, L., Fabinyi, L., Fidelman, P., Gregory, C., Stacey, N., Tanzer, J. and Weeratunge, N. (2013) Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Marine Policy 38: 174-183

Hall, S.J., R. Hilborn, N.L. Andrew and E.H. Allison (2013). Innovations in capture fisheries are an imperative for nutrition security in the developing world.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(21): 8393-8398

Ratner, B. D., P. Cohen, B. Barman, K. Mam, J. Nagoli, and E. H. Allison (2013). Governance of aquatic agricultural systems: analyzing representation, power, and accountability. Ecology and Society 18(4): 59.


Allison, E.H., Ratner, B.D., Asgard, B.A., Willmann, R., Pomeroy, R.D., and Kurien, J. (2012). Rights-based fisheries governance: from fishing rights to human rights.   Fish and Fisheries 13(1): 14-29.

Armitage, D., Béné, C, Charles, A., Johnson, D. and Allison, E.H. (2012).  The interplay of wellbeing and resilience in applying a social-ecological perspective.  Ecology & Society 17(4): 15

Hughes, S., Yau, A. Max, L., Petrovic, N., Davenport, F., Marshall, M, McClanahan, T.J., Allison, E.H. and Cinner, J. (2012). A framework to assess national level vulnerability from the perspective of food security: the case of coral reef fisheries.  Environmental Science & Policy 23: 95-108.

Merino, G., Barange, M., Blanchard, J., Harle, J., Holmes, R., Allen, I., Allison, E.H., Badjeck, M-C., Dulvy, N.K., Holt, J., Jennings, S., Mullon, C., and Rodwell, L.D (2012). Can marine fisheries and aquaculture meet fish demand from a growing human population in a changing climate?  Global Environmental Change 22(4): 795-806.

Ratner, B.D and Allison, E.H. (2012) Wealth, rights, and resilience: An agenda for governance reform in small-scale fisheries. Development Policy Review 30(4): 371-398.


Allison, E.H. (2011). Should states and international organizations adopt a human rights approach to fisheries policy?  Maritime Studies 10(2): 95-116

Allison, E.H., B.A. Asgard and R. Willmann (2011).  A human rights approach to fishery governance [Editorial introduction to special edition]. Maritime Studies 10(2): 5-13

Evans, L. S., K. Brown and E. H. Allison. (2011). Factors influencing adaptive marine governance in a developing country context: a case study of southern Kenya. Ecology and Society 16 (2): 21. 

Njaya, F., K.A. Snyder, D. Jamu, J. Wilson, C. Howard-Williams, E.H. Allison and N. Andrew (2011).  The natural history and fisheries ecology of Lake Chilwa, Southern Malawi.  Journal of Great Lakes Research 37: 15–25.


Abernethy, K., P. Trebilcock, E.H.Allison, B. Kebede and N.K. Dulvy (2010).  Fueling the decline of the U.K. fishing fleet?  ICES Journal of Marine Science 67 (5):1076-1085

Brooks, S.E., E.H. Allison, J.A. Gill and J.D. Reynolds (2010). Snake prices and crocodile appetites: aquatic wildlife supply and demand on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia.  Biological Conservation 143 (9): 2127-2135.

Ahmed, N., E. H. Allison and J. F. Muir (2010) Rice fields to prawn farms: a blue revolution in southwest Bangladesh?  Aquaculture International 18 (4): 555-574

Ahmed, N., M. Troell, E. H. Allison and J. F Muir (2010) Prawn postlarvae fishing in coastal Bangladesh: challenges for sustainable livelihoods. Marine Policy 34(2): 218-227.

Badjeck, M-C., E.H. Allison, A.S. Halls and N.K. Dulvy (2010). Impacts of climate variability and change on fishing-based livelihoods.  Marine Policy 34(3): 375-383

Béné, C., B. Hersoug, and E. H. Allison (2010). Not by rent alone: analyzing the pro-poor functions of small-scale fisheries in developing countries.  Development Policy Review 28(3): 325-358

Béné, C., R. Lawton, and E. H. Allison (2010) “Trade matters in the fight against poverty”: narratives, perceptions, and (lack of) evidence in the case of fish trade in Africa.  World Development 38(7): 933-954

Brooks, S.E., B.  Kebede, J. D.  Reynolds and E. H. Allison (2010). The balance of power in rural marketing networks: a case study of snake trading in Cambodia. Journal of Development Studies 46(6): 1003–1025

Darwall, W.R.T., E.H. Allison, G.F. Turner and K. Irvine (2010).  Lake of flies or lake of fish?  A trophic model of Lake Malawi.  Ecological Modelling 221(4): 713-724.


Ahmed, N., C. Lecouffe, E.H. Allison and J.F. Muir (2009).  The sustainable livelihoods approach to the development of freshwater prawn marketing systems in southwest Bangladesh.  Journal of Aquaculture Economics and Management 13(3): 246-269.

Allison, E.H., A. Perry, M-C. Badjeck, W.N. Adger, N.L. Andrew, K. Brown, D. Conway, A. Halls, G.M Pilling, J.D. Reynolds, and N.K. Dulvy (2009) Vulnerability of national economies to potential impacts of climate change on fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 10: 173-196.

Brooks, S.E., E.H. Allison, J.D. Reynolds and J.A. Gill (2009).  The reproductive and trophic ecology of an exploited community of Cambodian water snakes (sub-family Homalaopsinae) Copeia 2009 (1): 7-20.

Maddox, B., E.H. Allison and T.M. Daw (2009) Literacies, development and education in fishing-dependent communities [Editorial]. Maritime Studies 8(2): 5-8.


Brooks, S.E., J.D. Reynolds and E.H. Allison (2008).  Sustained by snakes? Seasonal livelihood strategies and resource conservation by Tonle Sap fishers in Cambodia. Human Ecology 36: 835-851

Ahmed, N., E.H. Allison and J.F. Muir.  (2008) Using the sustainable livelihoods framework to identify constraints and opportunities to the development of freshwater prawn farming in southwest Bangladesh. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 39(5): 598-611.


Thorpe, A., N.L. Andrew and E.H. Allison (2007).  Fisheries and poverty reduction.  CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 2007 2, No. 085

Abernethy, K. E., E. H. Allison, P. P. Molloy, and I. M. Cote. (2007). Why do fishers fish where they fish? Using the ideal free distribution to understand the behaviour of artisanal reef fishers. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:1595-1604.

Allison, E.H., N.L. Andrew and J. Oliver (2007).  Enhancing the resilience of inland fisheries and aquaculture systems to climate change.  Journal of Semi-Arid Tropical Agricultural Research 4(1).

Andrew, N.L., C. Béné, S.J. Hall, E.H. Allison, S. Heck and B. D. Ratner (2007).  Diagnosis and management of small-scale fisheries in developing countries Fish and Fisheries 8: 227-240.

Brooks, S.E, E.H. Allison and J.D. Reynolds (2007). Vulnerability of Cambodian water snakes: initial assessment of the impact of hunting at Tonle Sap Lake.  Biological Conservation 139: 401-414.

Westaway, E., J.A. Seeley and E.H. Allison (2007). Feckless and reckless or forbearing and resourceful?  Looking beyond stereotypes at HIV and AIDS in fishing communities. African Affairs 106(425): 663-679.


Allison, E.H. and B. Horemans (2006).  Putting the principles of the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach into fisheries policy and practice.  Marine Policy 30: 757-766.


Kissling, E., E.H. Allison, J.A. Seeley, S. Russell, M. Bachmann, S.D. Musgrave and S. Heck (2005).  Fisherfolk are among groups most at risk of HIV: cross-country analysis of prevalence and numbers infected.  AIDS 19(17): 1939-1946.

Seeley, J.A. and E.H. Allison (2005). HIV and AIDS in fishing communities: challenges in delivering antiretroviral therapies to vulnerable groups. AIDS Care 17 (6): 688-697.

Conway, D., E.H. Allison, R. Felstead, and M. Goulden (2005) Rainfall variability and change in East Africa: Implications for natural resources management and livelihoods. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 363 (1826): 49-54.


Allison, E.H. and J.A. Seeley (2004).  HIV and AIDS among fisherfolk: a threat to ‘responsible fisheries’?  Fish and Fisheries 5(3): 215-239.

Freeman, H.A., F. Ellis and E. Allison, (2004). Livelihoods and rural poverty reduction in Kenya. Development Policy Review, 22(2): 147-171.


Allison, E.H. and R.J. McBride (2003).  Educational reform for improved natural resource management: fisheries and aquaculture in Bangladeshi Universities.  Society and Natural Resources 16(3): 249-264.


Allison, E.H. (2002).  Sustainable management in the African Great Lakes: Science for development? Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 5(3): 313-325.

Darwall, W. & E.H. Allison (2002). Monitoring, assessing and managing fish stocks in Lake Malawi: Current approaches and future possibilities. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 5(3): 293-306. 


Allison, E.H., (2001).  Big laws, small catches: global ocean governance and the fisheries crisis.  Journal of International Development 13 (7): 933-950. 

Allison, E.H., and F. Ellis (2001).  The livelihoods approach and management of small-scale fisheries.  Marine Policy 25 (5) 377-388.


Thompson, A.B., & E.H. Allison (1997).  Potential yield estimates of unexploited pelagic fish stocks in Lake Malawi.  Fisheries Management and Ecology 4: 31-48. 


Allison, E. H., K. Irvine & A. B. Thompson (1996).  Lake flies and the deep-water demersal fish community of Lake Malawi. Journal of Fish Biology 48: 1006-1010. 

Allison, E.H., K. Irvine, A.B. Thompson & B.P. Ngatunga (1996).  Diets and food consumption rates of the pelagic fish of Lake Malawi, Africa.  Freshwater Biology 35: 489-515.

Thompson, A. B., E. H. Allison & B. P. Ngatunga (1996).  Distribution and breeding biology of offshore pelagic Cyprinidae and catfish in Lake Malawi/Niassa. Environmental biology of fishes 47: 27-42.

Thompson, A. B., E. H. Allison & B. P. Ngatunga (1996).  Distribution and breeding biology of offshore pelagic Cichlidae in Lake Malawi/Niassa. Environmental biology of fishes 47: 235-254.  ISSN 0378-1909

Ngatunga, B.P., & E.H. Allison (1996).  Food consumption/biomass ratios of the pelagic fish community of Lake Malawi/Niassa.  Naga (The ICLARM Quarterly) 19(4): 36-42.


Allison, E.H. & A.R. Brand (1995). A mark-recapture experiment on queen scallops, Aequipecten opercularis, on a north Irish Sea fishing ground.  Journal of the marine biological Association of the United Kingdom 75:323-335.


Allison, E.H. (1994). Seasonal growth models for great scallops (Pecten maximus L.) and queen scallops (Aequipecten opercularis (L.)). Journal of Shellfish Research 13: 555-564.

Allison, E.H., A. Davies, B.P. Ngatunga & A.B. Thompson (1994).  A method for studying fish communities in deep lakes using drifting gillnets.  Fisheries Research 20: 87-91.

Allison, E.H., U.A.W. Wilson & A.R. Brand (1994).  Age determination and the first growth ring in North Irish Sea populations of the scallop, Pecten maximus L. Journal of Molluscan Studies 60: 91-95.


For a complete list of Dr.Allison's publications, please refer to his CV.