Porter Hoagland

Senior Research Specialist
Marine Policy Center

download-iconHoagland CV

download-iconHoagland ORCID

Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-2867
Building: Crowell House

Mailing Address:
MS #41, Marine Policy Center
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

  • Economics and public policy of marine resources and the ocean environment
  • Optimal management of ocean and coastal resources and their uses
  • Distribution and allocation of property rights in ocean and coastal resources
  • Economic impact of and responses to coastal and ocean natural hazards


  • Visiting Professor of Ocean and Coastal Policy, Sea Education Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Faculty, Department of Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island

Selected Recent Publications (* = student author)

Adams CM, Larkin SL, Hoagland P, *Sancewich B. 2018. Assessing the economic consequences of harmful algal blooms: a summary of existing literature, research methods, data, and information gaps. In Shumway SE, ed., Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference. New York: John Wiley, pp. 337-354.

*Carr EW, *Shirazi Y, Parsons G, Hoagland P, Sommerfield CK. 2017. The economic value of carbon sequestration by wetlands in the Delaware Estuary: historic estimates and future projections. J. Environ. Mgmt. 206:40-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.10.018.

*Graikoski M, Hoagland P. 2017. Market-based rolling easements to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities in Massachusetts. Sea Grant L. & Pol’y J. 8:117-149. http://nsglc.olemiss.edu/sglpj/.

*Fallon AR, Hoagland P, Jin D, *Phalen W, Fitzsimons G, Hein C. 2017. Adapting without retreating: responses to shoreline change on an inlet-associated coastal beach. Coast. Manag. 45:360-383. https://doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2017.1345607.

*Patrolia E, Thompson R, Dalton T, Hoagland P. 2017. The influence of weather on the recreational uses of coastal lagoons. Mar. Pol’y 83:252-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.marpol.2017.06.019.

Jin D, DePiper G, Hoagland P. 2016. An empirical analysis of portfolio management as a tool for implementing ecosystem-based fishery management. No. Am. J. Fish. Mgmt. 36:652-669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2016.1146180.

Berdalet E, Fleming LE, Gowen R, Davidson K, Hess P, Backer LC, Moore SK, Hoagland P, Enevoldsen H. 2015. Marine harmful algal blooms, human health and wellbeing: challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. UK 96:61-91.http://www.ncbi.nlm. nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4676275.

*Bush D, Hoagland P. 2015. Public opinion and the environmental, economic, and aesthetic impacts of offshore wind. Oc. Coast. Mgmt. 120:70-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman. 2015.11.018

Hoagland P, Dalton TM, Jin D, Dwyer J. 2015. An approach for assessing the spatial welfare and distributional effects of siting wind energy in the ocean: the Rhode Island/ Massachusetts “Area of Mutual Interest.” Mar. Pol’y 58:51-59.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2015.04.010.

Hoagland P, Jin D, Beet A, Kirkpatrick B, Reich A, Ullmann S., Fleming LE, Kirkpatrick G. 2014. The human health effects of Florida red tides: an expanded analysis. Environ. Int’l. 68:144-153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2014.03.016.

Hoagland P, Kite-Powell HL, Jin D, Solow AR. 2013. Supply-side approaches to the economic valuation of coastal and marine habitat in the Red Sea. J. King Saud Univ.-Sci. 25:217-228. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jksus.2013.02.006.


Ph.D. Marine Policy. 2000. University of Delaware M.P.A. Public Administration. 1993. Harvard University M.M.P. Marine Policy. 1982. University of Delaware B.S. Biology. 1977. Hobart College


  • Aria Finkelstein (Guest Student, 2017-18; Ph.D. Candidate, Urban & Environmental Planning, MIT)
  • Kate Rawson (WHOI Summer Student Fellow, 2017; B.S. Environmental Science, Mount Holyoke)
  • Chad Tokowicz (Guest Student, 2017; B.S. Candidate, Hobart)
  • Simon Ryder-Burbidge (Guest Student, 2017; M.S. Candidate, Marine Policy, Dalhousie)
  • Yossi Shirazi (Guest Student, 2014-17; Ph.D. Candidate, College of Earth, Ocean & Environment, Delaware)
  • Walter Hutcheson (WHOI Summer Student Fellow, 2016; B.S. Biology, NYU)
  • Lisa Granquist (Guest Student, 2013-17; Ph.D. 2017, Law & Public Policy Program, Northeastern)
  • Julia Lanoue (WHOI Summer Student Fellow 2015; B.S. Environmental Science, Brown)
  • Andy Fallon (Guest Student, 2014-15; M.S. 2016, Coastal Geology, William & Mary)
  • Maya Becker (WHOI Summer Student Fellow 2014; B.S. 2015, Sustainability Science, Columbia)
  • Joe Dwyer (Guest Student, Summer 2014; M.S. 2015, Marine Affairs, Rhode Island)
  • Kelly Heber Dunning (Guest Student, 2012-14; Ph.D. 2015, Urban & Environmental Planning, MIT)