Andrew  Scheld

Assistant Professor

Email: [[scheld]]
Office: Andrews Hall 442
Phone: (804) 684-7160
Department: Fisheries Science
Interests: Fisheries economics and policy

  • University of Washington
    School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Ph.D. - 2014
    (Dissertation: Economic Effects of Multispecies Catch Shares)
  • University of Rhode Island
    Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, M.S. - 2011
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    B.S. in Resource Economics (summa cum laude) - 2008
Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of social and ecological systems, addressing marine policy and fisheries science questions through the application of economic theory and quantitative models. Current areas of research include:

  • valuation and behavioral analyses of recreational fisheries;
  • investigating the economic effects of derelict fishing gear;
  • evaluating the impacts of resource variability on commercial fishing fleets and;
  • analyzing joint production and selectivity in multispecies fisheries.
Research & Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

Nomura, K.J., D.M. Kaplan, J. Beckensteiner, and A.M. Scheld. 2017. Comparative analysis of factors influencing spatial distributions of marine protected areas and territorial use rights for fisheries in Japan. Marine Policy. 82:59-67. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.005

Scheld, A. M., and C. M. Anderson. 2017. Selective Fishing and Shifting Production in Multispecies Fisheries. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 74:388-395. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0494

Scheld, A.M., D.M. Bilkovic, and K.J. Havens. 2016. The dilemma of derelict gear. Nature Scientific Reports. 6, 19671. doi: 10.1038/srep19671

Scheld, A.M. and C.M. Anderson. 2014. Market effects of catch share management: the case of New England multispecies groundfish. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil 71: 1835-1845. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu001

Scheld, A.M., C.M. Anderson, and H. Uchida. 2012. The economic effects of catch share management: the Rhode Island fluke sector pilot program. Marine Resource Economics 27(3): 203-228. doi: 10.5950/0738-1360-27.3.203


Non Peer-reviewed Publications

Jeffrey, C.F.G., K.J. Havens, H.W. Slacum Jr., D.M. Bilkovic, D. Zaveta, A.M. Scheld, S. Willard, and J.D. Evans. 2016. Assessing Ecological and Economic Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear: a Guiding Framework. Prepared for Marine Debris Program, Office of Response and Restoration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. doi: 10.21220/V50W23

Bilkovic D.M., H.W. Slacum, Jr., K.J. Havens, D. Zaveta, C.F.G. Jeffrey, A.M. Scheld, D. Stanhope, K. Angstadt, and J.D. Evans. 2016. Ecological and Economic Effects of Derelict Fishing Gear in the Chesapeake Bay 2015/2016 Final Assessment Report. Prepared for Marine Debris Program, Office of Response and Restoration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. doi: 10.21220/V54K5C

  • Faculty Merit Award, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (2014)
  • Honorable Mention for Outstanding Article, Marine Resource Economics (2012)
Information for prospective students

If you are interested in an interdisciplinary approach to marine resource management and conservation, have a strong quantitative or mathematical background, and enjoy working on relevant and complex policy problems, [[v|scheld,send me an email]] and include a current CV.