Virginia Sea Grant
Virginia Sea Grant facilitates research, educational, and outreach activities promoting sustainable management of marine resources. We are part of a larger network of Sea Grant programs housed in 31 colleges and universities around the country. That network — the National Sea Grant College Program — began in 1966 through a Congressional Act and is part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
With 5,000 miles of Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean shorelines, the Commonwealth of Virginia hosts a wide diversity of living and non-living marine resources. The Chesapeake Bay Commission predicts that the population in the bay watershed will swell to 17.4 million by the year 2020. The complex needs and concerns created by this population growth are enormous. Our goal is to define and help resolve emerging problems at local, regional, and national scales, as well as to provide impartial information to all who use or manage marine resources.
- B.S. Zoology, University of Vermont
- M.A.I.S., Environmental Dispute Resolution, George Mason University
- Ph.D. Natural Resource & Environmental Policy, University of Michigan
My current research interests are in coastal, marine and fisheries policy and management, specifically in the communication networks and stakeholder processes underlying integrated planning and management, adaptive management, collaborative management, ecosystem-based management, and other forms of governance networks. Recent research has examined communication network analysis in fisheries and watershed planning, collaboration in coastal communities, and fishermen-scientist partnerships and knowledge integration. I have conducted research in a wide array of land use planning, sustainable community development, water resource management, and environmental pollution control context. I apply theoretical and analytical frameworks from public policy and political science.
- Mid-Atlantic Ocean Research Planning, Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Programs. Funded by NOAA.
- Nation-wide Cooperative Research Capacity-Building. Funded by NOAA.
- Comparative Study of Governance by Networks in Northwest Atlantic: Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) in Bras d’Or Lake Region, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Funded by the Canadian Embassy.
- How to Make Coastal and Ocean Regional Governance Work: A Study of Communication Networks in the Gulf of Maine. Funded by NH Sea Grant.
- Regulatory Governance Network of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in Chesapeake Bay. Funded by National Sea Grant Law Center.
- Hartley, Troy W. September 2010. Fishery Management as a governance network: Examples from the Gulf of Maine and the potential for communication network anaylsis research in fisheries. Marine Policy. 34(5):1060-1067.
- Hartley, Troy W., and Christopher Glass. Advanced Access Published March 23, 2010. In Press. Science-to-management pathways in US Atlantic herring management: using governance network structure and function to track information flow and potential influence. ICES Journal of Marine Science.
- Hartley, Troy W. and Robert A. Robertson. January 2009. Stakeholder Collaboration in Fisheries Research: Integrating Knowledge Among Fishing Leaders and Science Partners in Northern New England. Society and Natural Resources. 22(1):1-14.
- Hartley, Troy W. and Robert A. Robertson. November 2008. Cooperative Research Program Goals in New England: Perceptions of Active Commercial Fishermen. Fisheries. 33(11).
- Hartley, Troy W., Michele Gagne, and Robert A. Robertson. 2008. Cases of Collaboration in New England Communities: An Approach to Manage Change. Human Ecology Review. 15(2):213-225.
- Hartley, Troy W. and Robert A. Robertson. 2006. Stakeholder Engagement, Cooperative Fisheries Research, and Democratic Science: The Case of the Northeast Consortium. Human Ecology Review 13(2):161-171.
- Read, Alesia N. and Troy W. Hartley (eds). 2006. Partnerships for a Common Purpose: Cooperative Fisheries Research and Management. Symposium 52. Bethesda, MD: American Fisheries Society.
- Hartley, Troy W. and Robert A. Robertson. 2006. Emergence of Multi-Stakeholder Driven Cooperative Research in the Northwest Atlantic: The Case of the Northeast Consortium. Marine Policy 30(5):580-592.
- Hartley, Troy W. February 2006. Public Perception and Participation in Water Reuse. Desalination 187(1-3):115-126.
- Hartley, Troy W. 2002. Environmental Justice: An Environmental, Civil Rights Value Acceptable to All World Views. In Environmental Ethics: An Anthology. Edited by Andrew Light and Holmes Rolston III. 478 – 486. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
ActivitiesAmerican Fisheries Society
- Socioeconomic Section President, 2007-present
- Socioeconomic Section President-elect, 2006