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Martin D. Smith

George M. Woodwell Distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics
Marine Science and Conservation
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328
9 Circuit Drive, Grainger Hall 4116, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


CoPe: RCN: Building a Collaboratory for Coastal Adaptation over Space and Time (C-CoAST)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2020 - 2023

CNH-L: Climate Change Adaptation in a Coupled Geomorphic-Economic Coastal System with Heterogeneous Climate Beliefs

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Wilmington · 2017 - 2022

Structural Modeling of Transitions to Catch Shares

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina State University · 2016 - 2019

Revenue Impacts of Policy Reform: A Comparative Analysis of U.S. Catch Share Fisheries

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by ECS Federal, Inc. · 2015 - 2016

CoPe: RCN: Building a Collaboratory for Coastal Adaptation over Space and Time (C-CoAST)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2020 - 2023

CNH-L: Climate Change Adaptation in a Coupled Geomorphic-Economic Coastal System with Heterogeneous Climate Beliefs

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Wilmington · 2017 - 2022

Structural Modeling of Transitions to Catch Shares

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina State University · 2016 - 2019

Revenue Impacts of Policy Reform: A Comparative Analysis of U.S. Catch Share Fisheries

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by ECS Federal, Inc. · 2015 - 2016

CATCH: Market-oriented and sustainable value chains for cod products based on live storage

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by International Research Institute of Stavanger · 2015 - 2015

Modelling Fishery Landings Locations and Product Forms

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by International Research Institute of Stavanger · 2013 - 2015

Do Catch Shares Increase Ex-vessel Prices in U.S. Fisheries?

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by NC Sea Grant · 2014 - 2015

Measuring the Effects of Hypoxia on the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2009 - 2014

ESE Collaborative Research: Modeling New Behaviors

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2014

Coupling Human and Natural Influences on Coastline Evolution as Climate Changes

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2005 - 2011

Linking hypoxia-induced habitat degradation to fishery outcomes: a bioeconomic approach based on brown shrimp

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2005 - 2010

Trophic Portofolios in Commercial Fishing: A Finance-based Approach to Ecosystem Managment with an Application to the Chesapeake Bay

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2004 - 2006

External Relationships


  • International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Project DEVELOP (Norwegian offshore aquaculture project)

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