Staff Profile

Michael Weir

Preferred Name: Michael J Weir

RESEARCH SPECIALIST

MARINE POLICY CENTER

Email: mweir@whoi.edu

Phone: 508 289 2895

Office: CROWELL HOUSE 202

Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,   Mail Stop 41
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Some Info The long term goal of my research program is to better understand how human motivations and perspectives are influenced by economic incentives to conserve and responsibly utilize coastal and marine resources. Specifically, I incorporate approaches from both the marine sciences and resource economics to explore relationships among policy interventions, human behavior, and environmental outcomes. I specialize in the design of lab experiments and field surveys to investigate these relationships. I earned my Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island.