BA Emory University
MAS Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UCSD)
PhD UC Berkeley
Marine Fisheries, Food Security, Sustainability Science, Conflict Studies, Governance, Africa
As an interdisciplinary scholar, my research lies at the intersection of political ecology, governance theory, and sustainability science. Using frameworks from these fields, my research investigates the equity, sustainability, and governance of marine and coastal systems, and the reciprocal relationship they have with human wellbeing and conflict. My dissertation research explores the social and ecological consequences of competition between small-scale and industrial fishing in West Africa. I am interested in understanding fisheries sustainability at multiple scales, and my research focuses on ecology and governance of marine systems, sustainable seafood systems, and issues of maritime security and globalization.
Seto, K., D. Belhabib, D. Copeland, M. Vakily, H. Seilert., S. Sankoh, A. Baio, I. Turay, S. Harper, D. Zeller, K. Zylich, D. Pauly. (2016) “Sierra Leone.” in Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries: A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impacts. Eds. D. Pauly and D. Zeller. Washington DC: Island Press. 2016.
Gaynor, K., J. Brashares, K. Fiorella, J. Gregory, D. Kurz, K. Seto, L. Withey. (2016) War and wildlife: pathways through which armed conflict affects fauna. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. 14(10): 533-542.
Seto, K. “West Africa & the New European Common Fisheries Policy: Impacts & Implications,” in Twenty Years of Development Under the UNCLOS Regime. eds. C. Esposito, J. Kraska, H. Scheiber and M.Kwon. Boston: Nijhoff Brill Publishers, in press 2015.
Brashares, J., B. Abrams, K. Fiorella, C. Hojnowski, R. Marsh, D. McCauley, T. Nunez, K. Seto, L. Withey. Wildlife Decline and Social Conflict. Science Vol. 345 No. 6195 (25 July 2014) pp. 376-378.
Ardron, J., N. Clark, K. Seto…E. Gilman. 2014. Tracking 24 years of discussions about transparency in international marine governance: Where do we stand? Stanford Environmental Law Journal. 33(2):167.
Brooks, C.M….K. Seto…A. Boustany. 2014. Challenging the ‘Right to Fish’ in a Fast-Changing Ocean. Stanford Environmental Law Journal.33(2): 289-457.
Hobday, A. J….K. Seto… G. Poulos. 2014. Dynamic ocean management: Integrating scientific and technological capacity with law, policy and management. Stanford Environmental Law Journal. 33(2):125.
Abbriano, R.M…K. Seto…P.J.S. Franks. 2011. Deepwater Horizon oil spill: A review of the planktonic response. Oceanography 24(3):294–301.
In Review or Preparation
Seto, K., K. Fiorella. Remembering Wild Food in a Sustainable Food System. Frontiers in Marine Science. In review.
Seto, K., Belhabib, D., Mamie , J., Copeland, D., Vakily, M., Seilert, H., Zylich, K., Zeller, D., Pauly, D. Colonialism, Conflict, and Fish: Marine Fisheries Catches for Sierra Leone 1950-2010. Marine Policy. In review.
Finkbeiner, E…. K. Seto, … L. Crowder. Reconstructing overfishing: moving beyond Malthus for comprehensive and equitable solutions. Fish and Fisheries. In review.
Withey, L., K. Seto… J. Brashares. Fauna in decline—Response. 2014. Science 346(6211):819-820.
Vakily, JM, K. Seto, and D. Pauly (eds.). 2012. The Marine Fisheries Environment of Sierra Leone: Belated Proceedings of a National Seminar held in Freetown. FCRR 20(4). University of British Columbia.
Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies: A Primer by Gunilla Öberg. Review by: A. Cohn…K. Seto. 2012. The Quarterly Review of Biology 87(3):247-248.
Seto, K. 2011. Sierra Leone’s Seas: A project to assess the current status & potential role of marine resources in the development and peacebuilding of Sierra Leone, UNEP. Geneva.
Judge Choon-Ho Park Scholarship 2014 Andrew and Mary Thompson Rocca Scholarship 2014 West African Research Association (WARA) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 2011 Association of Women in Science (AWIS), San Diego Scholar 2011 Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS) Research Scholarship 2011