Evelyn Roozee, Ph.D. Student

BSc Biology and Environmental Studies, Tufts University, USA; MSc Ocean, Coastal and Earth Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA.



Interests: ecosystem-based management, sustainable fisheries, transboundary water issues, collaborative natural resource management approaches


Research Summary:

Analyzing the impact of collaborative governance strategies on trust and risk in the Salish sea transboundary fishery context

The Salish Sea is the site of a transboundary fishery whose coastal jurisdiction includes British Columbia, Washington State, the two federal governments, and many Indigenous tribes with sovereign rights. Fishery management becomes increasingly complex when transboundary cooperation is needed. Furthermore, while the Salish Sea region has attempted to facilitate better transboundary collaborative governance, these have generally failed to institutionalize the principles of adaptive management.

In this research project I will utilize both quantitative (surveys) and qualitative (interviews) methods to assess current trust and risk perceptions and analyze the effects of control mechanisms used in the transboundary fishery management network. Establishing the relationships between types of management approaches, trust and perceived risk will provide the basis for subsequent development of a management toolkit for facilitating collaboration in transboundary natural resource management systems.


Awards and Scholarships:

Graduate Excellence Award, McGill University, 2022-25

Office of Education Educational Partnership Program award, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2020



Hickey, G.M., Roozee, E., Voogd, R., de Vries, J.R., Sohns, A., Kim, D. and Temby, O. (2023). On the architecture of collaboration in inter-organizational natural resource management networks. Journal of Environmental Management 328: 116994.

Vallejo, J., Sanchez, K., Roozee, E. and Temby, O. (2022). Disaster Resilience Versus Ecological Resilience and the Proposed Second Causeway to South Padre Island. Case Studies in the Environment 6(1): 1714379.