Kristine Beran

Professorial Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science

As a social scientist. Dr. Beran’s research focuses on natural resource management with an emphasis on post-harvest loss, value chain improvements, global trade and marketing of seafood toward sustainability-and food security.

Dr. Beran brings a combination of private, nonprofit, and public sector experience to her work in conservation, policy and international development on pressing environmental issues. The scope of her work and research allows her to interact with industry, commercial markets, scientists, policy makers, development practitioners, international donors and investors to lead multilateral collaborations and research initiatives in the United States and abroad.

She holds a PhD in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and has conducted fieldwork in Africa and The Americas with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development.

Dr. Beran has fished commercially in Alaska and most recently led efforts at The Pew Charitable Trusts to engage international markets on fisheries management and policy.

Current Projects

  • Sustainable Seafood
  • Aquaculture
  • Food Systems