Katherine Seto
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Affiliations Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, 477
  • Mail Stop Environmental Studies
  • Courses ENVS 150 Coastal & Marine Policy; ENVS 250/CSP 243 Coastal Governance; ENVS 110 Institutions, the Environment, and Economic Systems
  • Advisees, Grad Students, Researchers Amanda Stoltz, Indiana Reid-Shaw, Melissa Cronin, Tom Collinson, Ashley Bae

Summary of Expertise

Marine and coastal law and policy, political ecology, marine resource governance

Biography, Education and Training

BA International Studies, Emory University

MAS Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

PhD Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

Selected Publications

Seto, K., G. Galland, A.McDonald, A. Abolhassani, K. Azmi, H. Sinan, T. Timmiss, Q. Hanich. 2020. Resource allocation in transboundary tuna fisheries: a global analysis. Ambio.


Seto, K., N. Miller, M. Young, Q. Hanich. 2020. Toward transparent governance of trans-boundary fisheries: The case of Pacific tuna transshipment. Marine Policy.


Park, J., J. Lee, K. Seto, T. Hochberg, B. Wong, N. Miller, K. Takasaki, H. Kubota, Y. Oozeki, S. Doshi, M. Midzik, Q. Hanich, B. Sullivan, P. Woods, D. Kroodsma. 2020. Illuminating Dark Fishing Fleets in North Korea. Science Advances. 6(30): 1-7.


Finkbeiner, E., N. Bennett, C. Brooks, T. Frawley, J. Mason, C. Ng, R. Ourens, K. Seto, S. Swanson, J. Urteaga, D. Briscoe, L.B. Crowder. Reconstructing overfishing: moving beyond Malthus for effective and equitable solutions. Fish and Fisheries 00(2017):1-12. doi: 10.1111/faf.12245


Golden, C., K. Seto, M. Dey, O.L. Chen, J. Gephart, S. Myers, M. Smith, B. Vaitla, E. Allison. 2017. Does Aquaculture Support the Needs of Nutritionally Vulnerable Nations? Frontiers in Marine Science 4:159. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00159.


Seto, K., D. Belhabib, J. Mamie, D. Copeland, J.M. Vakily, H. Seilert, A. Baio, S. Harper, D. Zeller, K. Zylich, D. Pauly. War, fish, and foreign fleets: The marine fisheries catches of Sierra Leone 1950-2015. Marine Policy 83(2017): 153-163.


Seto, K. and KJ Fiorella. 2017. From Sea to Plate: The Role of Fish in a Sustainable DietFrontiers in Marine Science 4:74. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00074


Gaynor, K., K. Fiorella, J. Gregory, D. Kurz, K. Seto, L. Withey,J. Brashares. (2016) War and wildlife: linking armed conflict to conservation. 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.