Dr. Frank Alcock
Title: Marine Policy Institute Senior Fellow
Dr. Frank Alcock, former director of Mote's Marine Policy Institute, is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at New College of Florida, where he teaches courses on world politics, international law and environmental studies. Dr. Alcock holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University, an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York, Binghamton.
His research covers issues of sustainable development, trade and global environmental politics with a focus on oceans and marine policy. In addition to publications dealing with global fisheries problems, Dr. Alcock has co-authored a handful of articles on science-policy relationships in environmental issue areas with an emphasis on marine policies.
From 2000 to 2003, Frank was a Belfer Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is also a Research Fellow for the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Project and an active member of the human dimensions of global environmental change research community. Before obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Alcock spent five years as an international policy analyst/economist at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Ph.D. in Political Science, Duke University
M.A. in International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
B.A. in Economics, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton (Highest Honors)
Alcock, F. 2008. “Conflicts and Coalitions Within and Across the ENGO Community,” Global Environmental Politics, Vol. 8 No. 4 (November), pp. 66-91.
Alcock. F. 2008. “Sustainable Trade Begins at Home,” World Policy Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 49-54.
Hartman, R., F. Alcock, and C. Pettit. 2008. “The Spread of Fertilizer Ordinances in Florida”, Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.
Young, O. R., E. F. Lambin, F. Alcock, H. Haberl, S. I. Karlsson, W. J. McConnell, T. Myint, C. Pahl-Wostl, C. Polsky, P. Ramakrishnan, H. Schroeder, M. Scouvart, and P. H. Verburg. 2006. A portfolio approach to analyzing complex human-environment interactions: institutions and land change. Ecology and Society, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 31-
Alcock, F. 2004. “The Institutional Dimensions of Fisheries Stock Assessments,” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 4: 129-141.
Cash, D. W., W. C. Clark, F. Alcock, N. M. Dickson, N. Eckley, D. H. Guston, J. Jäger, and R. B. Mitchell (2003). “Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100(14) (8 July): 8086-8091.
Alcock, F. 2002. “Bargaining, Uncertainty and Property Rights in Fisheries,” World Politics, Vol. 54: No. 3. pp. 437-61.
Alcock, F. Forthcoming. “UNCLOS, Property Rights, and Effective Fisheries Management: The Dynamics of Vertical Interplay,” in Institutional Interplay and Global Enviromental Change, eds. Sebastian Oberthur and Olav Stokke. Forthcoming from MIT Press.
Alcock. F. 2009. “Prospects for Property Rights in Tuna RFMOs,” in Conservation and Management of Transnational Tuna Fisheries, eds. R. Allen, J. Joseph, and D. Squires. Blackwell Publishing.
Mitchell, R. B., W. C. Clark, D. W. Cash and F. Alcock. 2004. “Science, Scientists, and the Policy Process: Lessons from Global Environmental Assessments for the Northwest Forest Plan” in K. Arabas and J. Bowersox (eds.) Forest Futures: Science, Politics and Policy for the Next Century. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Alcock, F. 2006. “Seafood Trade, Fisheries Management and Human Livelihoods,” in A. Shriver (ed.), Rebuilding Fisheries in an Uncertain Environment. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET). July 11-14, 2006, Portsmouth, UK. The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, 2006.
Alcock, F. 2002. “Scale Crisis and Sectoral Conflict: The Fisheries Development Dilemma” in F. Biermann, R. Brohm and K. Dingwerth, (eds.). Global Environmental Change and the Nation State: Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
Technical Reports/Institutional Papers
Alcock, F. 2007. An Assessment of Florida Red Tide: Causes, Consequences and Management Strategies. Mote Marine Laboratory Technical Report No. 1109. 39 pp.
Clark, W. C., R. Mitchell, D. Cash and F. Alcock. 2002. “Information as influence: how institutions mediate the impact of scientific assessments on global environmental affairs,” Kennedy School of Government Research Paper RWP02-044. Cambridge, MA: Environment and Natural Resources Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Alcock, F. 2001. “Embeddedness and Influence: A contrast of assessment failure in New England and Newfoundland” in Mitchell et al. and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) Discussion Paper 2001-19. Cambridge, MA: Environment and Natural Resources Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Book Manuscripts (Under Development)
The Politics of Property Rights in Fisheries (prospectus, sample chapters available)
Alcock, F. 2008. Book Review for Flagging Standards: Globalization and Environmental, Safety and Labor Regulations at Sea, by Elizabeth DeSombre, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 154-6.
Alcock, F. 2005. Book Review for A Sea Change: Exclusive Economic Zones and Living Marine Resources, by Syma Ebbin, Alf Hakon Hoel and Are Sydnes (eds), in Global Environmental Politics, Volume 5, No. 4. pp. 124-5.
Global Environmental Politics
International Studies Quarterly
Ecology and Society
Politische Vierteljahresschriften (PVS)
Department: Marine Policy Institute