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Rick DeVoe

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium

Address: 287 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843.953.2078
E-mail: rick.devoe@scseagrant.org



Education

M.M.A., 1980, University of Rhode Island


Research Interests

  • Coastal and marine resource policy
  • State and regional coastal ocean planning and policy
  • Ocean observing
  • Marine aquaculture policy
  • Science-to-management linkages
  • Science communication and education

Current research/education projects

  • Prinicipal Investigator, “Designing a Multi-State and Regional Framework for CMSP and Decision Making:  A Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance Initiative - Phase II.”  Coastal Services Center, NOAA
  • Principal Investigator, “Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance: Building a Regional Ocean Partnership Framework for the Coastal Ocean of the Southeastern United States - Phase I.”  Coastal Services Center, NOAA
  • Principal Investigator, “Designing a Multi-State and Regional Framework for CMSP and Decision-Making:  A Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance Initiative - Phase I.”  Coastal Services Center, NOAA
  • Principal Investigator, “S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Sea Grant Program Plan.” National Sea Grant College Program, NOAA
  • Co-Principal Investigator (with Lundie Spence), “Southeastern Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence: A Systemic Approach to Forming Ocean Science Education Partnerships.” National Science Foundation
  • Investigator, “Expanding Existing Surveillance Systems to Include Pfeisteria, Other Harmful Algal Blooms, and Marine Toxins in South Carolina.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Past or potential research areas of interest

  • Relationship between land use and land use change and ecosystem condition (including work with local governments and planning entities)
  • Coastal stormwater pond function, performance, and management
  • Coastal ocean policy and governance at the state and regional levels, including marine planning
  • Coastal and offshore aquaculture policy, management, and regulatory environment
  • Offshore energy development policy and management

Publications

  • DeVoe, M.R., E. Buckley, J. Dorton, M. Fletcher, L. Leonard, P. Lumpkin, C.N.K. Mooers, L.J. Pietrafesa, D. Porter, H. Seim, S. Sheldon, and L. Xie. 2006. Regional coastal IOOS development in the southeastern United States: Emerging capabilities to address coastal natural hazards. MTS Journal 40(4):110-117.
  • Kleppel, G.S., M.R. DeVoe and M.V. Rawson, eds. 2006. Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone: Managing Environmental Quality in Rapidly Growing Regions, Springer Series on Environmental Management, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.
  • DeVoe, M.R. and G.S. Kleppel. 2006. The Effects of Changing Land Use Patterns on Marine Resources: Setting a Research Agenda to Facilitate Management. In: Kleppel, G.S., M.R. DeVoe and Mac Rawson, eds., Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone: Managing Environmental Quality in Rapidly Growing Regions, Springer Series on Environmental Management, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.
  • Kleppel, G.S., D.E. Porter and M.R. DeVoe. 2006. Urban typology and estuarine biodiversity in rapidly developing coastal watersheds. In: Kleppel, G.S., M.R. DeVoe and Mac Rawson, eds., Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone: Managing Environmental Quality in Rapidly Growing Regions, Springer Series on Environmental Management, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.
  • Cicin-Sain, B., S.M. Bunsick, J. Corbin, M.R. DeVoe, T. Eichenberg, J. Ewart, J. Firestone, K. Fletcher, H. Halvorson, T. MacDonald, R. Rayburn, R. Rheault and B. Thorner-Miller, with the assistance of J. Didden and M. Blaydes. 2005. An Operational Framework for Offshore Marine Aquaculture in U.S. Federal Waters. Technical Report. Gerald J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy, University of Delaware. 114 pp.