Robert Griffin, SMAST Faculty

Robert Griffin, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

SMAST / Fisheries Oceanography



School for Marine Science & Technology East, New Bedford 130


2012University of Rhode IslandPhD
2003University of Rhode IslandBA


  • Environmental Economics
  • Resource Economics
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Marine Policy




Research activities

  • Co-appointment at the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University


Research awards

  • $ 9,968 awarded by University of Massachusetts - Boston for Recreational Co-Benefits Associated with Natural and Nature Based Features for Shoreline Protection
  • $ 80,114 awarded by MA DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES for On-call Fishing Gear Scoping Project Extension: Socioeconomic Modeling of Management


Research interests

  • Marine and coastal Ecosystem services
  • Experimental economics

Select publications

  • LA Rogers, R Griffin, T Young, E Fuller, KS Martin, ML Pinsky (2019).
    Shifting habitats expose fishing communities to risk under climate change
    Nature Climate Change, 9
  • MN Conte, R Griffin
    Private Benefits of Conservation and Procurement Auction Performance
    Environmental and Resource Economics, 73, 759–790.
  • KH Wyatt, R Griffin, AD Guerry, M Ruckelshaus, M Fogarty, KK Arkema (2017).
    Habitat risk assessment for regional ocean planning in the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
    PLOS ONE, 12

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