Andrew Ropicki is an assistant professor and extension specialist specializing in marine resource economics. Andrew provides educational programming, decision support tools and applied research results concerning marine economics to various marine stakeholder groups in Florida. Audience groups include aqua-culturists, commercial and recreational fishers, state/federal marine resource agencies, seafood dealers, marine-related business owners, and interested general public. Information provided to these groups assists in making business-related and resource management decisions that provide for the sustainable use of Florida’s marine resources.
Projects, Research & Specializations
Andrew’s research interests include socioeconomic analysis of fisheries management and governance, social network analysis of natural resource management issues, the economics of marine aquaculture, and evaluating the economic impacts of marine industries.