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  • Lauer, M. and J. Matera. 2016. Who Detects Ecological Change After Catastrophic Events? Indigenous Knowledge, Social Networks, and Situated Practices. Human Ecology 44: 33-46.

  • Matera, J. 2016. Livelihood diversification and institutional (dis-)trust. Marine Policy 67: 22-29.

  • Aswani, S., G. Gurney, S. Mulville, J. Matera and M. Gurven. 2013. Insights from experimental economics on local cooperation in a small-scale fishery management system. Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions 23: 1402-1409.

  • Matera, J. 2013. Role of Social Networks in Marine Conservation. PhD Dissertation.

  • Benetti, D., J. Matera, O. Stevens, J. Alarcon, M. Feeley, F. Rotman, Y. Minemoto, G. Banner‐Stevens, J. Fanke and S. Zimmerman. 2002. Growth, Survival, and Feed Conversion Rates of Hatchery‐Reared Mutton Snapper Lutjanus analis Cultured in Floating Net Cages. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 33: 349-357.

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Educational Background

  • 2013 – Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara (Cultural Anthropology)

  • 2000 – M.A., University of Miami (Marine Affairs and Policy)

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