Robert Robertson

Phone: (603) 862-2711
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm G70, Durham, NH 03824

Public Access to NH Lakes and Great Ponds: A Statewide Needs Assessment
New Hampshire Route 1A/1B Scenic Byway Management Plan and Implementation Strategy
Assessing the Social Impacts of the Development of Commercially Viable Groundfish Aquaculture Industry in the Northeast
Study of Public Knowledge, Perceptions, Behaviors and Preferences for Specific Non-point Pollution Management Practices in the Oyster River Watershed


  • Ph.D., Tourism&Travel Services Mgmt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Anthropology, Oregon State University
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Illinois University

Courses Taught

  • EREC 444: New Pirates of the Caribbean
  • NR 600: Work Experience
  • NR 993: Sem/Trust in Science
  • RAM/TOUR 867/767: Social Impact Assessment
  • TOUR 400: Introduction to Tourism
  • TOUR 510: Tourism & Global Understanding
  • TOUR 794: Internship
  • TOUR 798W: Independent Study

Selected Publications

Hartley, T. W., & Robertson, R. A. (2008). Stakeholder Collaboration in Fisheries Research: Integrating Knowledge Among Fishing Leaders and Science Partners in Northern New England. Society & Natural Resources, 22(1), 42-55. doi:10.1080/08941920802001010

Hartley, T. W., & Robertson, R. A. (2008). Cooperative Research Program Goals in New England: Perceptions of Active Commercial Fishermen. Fisheries, 33(11), 551-559. doi:10.1577/1548-8446-33.11.551

Hartley, T. W., Gagne, M., & Robertson, R. A. (2008). Cases of collaboration in New England coastal communities: An approach to manage change. HUMAN ECOLOGY REVIEW, 15(2), 213-226. Retrieved from

Hartley, T. W., & Robertson, R. A. (2006). Stakeholder engagement, cooperative fisheries research and democratic science: The case of the Northeast Consortium. Human Ecology Review, 13(2), 161-171.

Hartley, T. W., & Robertson, R. A. (2006). Emergence of multi-stakeholder-driven cooperative research in the Northwest Atlantic: The case of the Northeast Consortium. Marine Policy, 30(5), 580-592. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2005.09.006

Tango-Lowy, T., & Robertson, R. A. (2002). Predisposition Toward Adoption of Open Ocean Aquaculture by Northern New England's Inshore, Commercial Fishermen. Human Organization, 61(3), 240-251. doi:10.17730/humo.61.3.8upxa5gugtt0r3re

Robertson, R. A., Carlsen, E. L., & Bright, A. (2002). Effect of information on attitudes towards offshore marine finfish aquaculture development in northern New England. Aquaculture Economics & Management, 6(1-2), 117-126. doi:10.1080/13657300209380307

J. Butler, Lori L. Steele, Robert A, M. (2001). Adaptive Resource Management in the New England Groundfish Fishery: Implications for Public Participation and Impact Assessment. Society & Natural Resources, 14(9), 791-801. doi:10.1080/089419201753210602

Robertson, R. A., & Regula, J. A. (1994). Recreational Displacement and Overall Satisfaction: A Study of Central Iowa's Licensed Boaters. Journal of Leisure Research, 26(2), 174-181. doi:10.1080/00222216.1994.11969952

Burdge, R. J., & Robertson, R. A. (1990). Social impact assessment and the public involvement process. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 10(1-2), 81-90. doi:10.1016/0195-9255(90)90008-n

Most Cited Publications