A Case for the Commons: The Snow Crab in the Barents
This article has been written by Brooks A Kaiser, Melina Kourantidou and Linda M Fernandez, and published by the Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 210, pp. 338-348. You can access the full article here.
- • Snow Crab is a new biological invader but also new profitable resource in the Barents
- • Uncertain property rights complicate managing uncertain ecological, economic changes
- • Property rights determinations endogenously driven by asymmetric returns to Snow Crab
- • Open access may have positive externalities in the Barents Snow Crab invasion
- • Rights and their enforcement affect other resource net benefits under climate change
Dr Brooks Kaiser serves as Unit Lead of the Fisheries Unit at Polar Research and Policy Initiative. She is an environmental and resource economist and economic historian. She holds a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University and is a Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics. She uses economic tools with interdisciplinary connections to ecology and history to generate insights into policies governing resource use and sustainable development, with a particular focus on invasive species. In conjunction with the other editors, she is currently investigating the impacts of the Red King and Snow Crab introductions in the Barents Sea and has run several workshops bringing together researchers across disciplines relevant to the Arctic with stakeholders, resource managers, and policy makers. She regularly contributes to international economics, natural science, and Arctic conferences and meetings as speaker and/or organizer, and publishes in both economics and interdisciplinary venues.