Background and activities
Dr. Tiller holds a PhD in Political Science, with a focus on marine and coastal interdisciplinary research at all levels of analysis, from local stakeholders to international regimes. Her expertise is in governance, policy mitigation and stakeholder adaptation, stakeholder driven future scenario building and qualitative based/quantitative output methodologies of Systems Thinking, Bayesian Belief Networks and Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping (FCM). Her background also includes valuable experience working in international and inter-disciplinary consortiums, both US, EU and NRC. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a recipient of the Leiv Eirksson Mobility Fund for 2011-2012 for an inter-disciplinary project in Southern California.
NRC 2016-2019: REGIMES: An interdisciplinary investigation into scenarios of national and intl conflicts in the Svalbard zone under a changing climate in the Arctic: WP leader and participant in WP2: CONSULT; Operational Manager of project.
NCE Aquaculture project 2015: A-BALANSE: Development of methods for evaluating area-planning og the development process for aquaculture localities in Norwegian coastal municipalities. (In Norwegian: Metodeutvikling for evaluering av arealplanleggings- og utviklingsprosessen for havbrukslokaliteter i norske kystkommuner.)
NRC 2014-2017: STARR: Sustainable aquaculture – regulation and reputation; WP leader and participant in WP3: Study of the relationship between the industry and supervisors/regulators.
EU 2013-2017: OCEAN-CERTAIN: Ocean Food Web Patrol – Climate Effects: Reducing targeted uncertainties with an interactive network; Operational Leader and participant in the Social Science work package
NRC 2013: A.I. CLIMATE – Mixing Artificial Intelligence and Social Science Methods: Quantifying Stakeholder Perceptions and Vulnerabilities to Climate Change; Project Leader, pre-project
NRC 2012-2015: CINTERA – A Cross-disciplinary Integrated Eco-systemic Eutrophication Research and Management Approach; Work Package Leader: Assessing Adaptive Capacity (Conflict)
NRC 2012-2015: JANUS - Modeling an Interdisciplinary Early Warning System for Future Fisheries Scenarios: A socio-bio-economic value-chain evaluation; Work Package Leader: Assessing Adaptive Capacity
EU 2012-2016: MYFISH; participant in the socio-economic packages looking at adaptive capacity of stakeholders to new MSY variations.
NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program 2012: Maximizing the Value of Offshore Aquaculture Development in the Context of Multiple Ocean Uses; Associated Researcher.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Accountability as a Governance Paradox in the Norwegian Salmon Aquaculture Industry. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 4.
- (2017) The clear and present danger to the Norwegian sovereignty of the Svalbard Fisheries Protection Zone: Enter the snow crab. Ocean and Coastal Management. vol. 137.
- (2016) Coming soon to a fjord near you: future jellyfish scenarios in a changing climate. Coastal Management. vol. 45 (1).
- (2016) Stakeholder Perceptions of Links between Environmental Changes to their Socio-Ecological System and their Adaptive Capacity in the Region of Troms, Norway. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 3.
- (2015) Interdisciplinarity as an Emergent Property: The Research Project “CINTERA” and the Study of Marine Eutrophication. Sustainability. vol. 7 (7).
- (2015) Stakeholder perceptions of the impacts from salmon aquaculture in the Chilean Patagonia. Ocean and Coastal Management. vol. 118.
- (2015) Agent-based simulation of stakeholder behaviour through evolutionary game theory. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. vol. 8955.
- (2015) Work segmentation in the Norwegian salmon industry: The application of segmented labor market theory to work migrants on the island community of Frøya, Norway. Marine Policy. vol. 51.
- (2015) To Adapt or Not Adapt: Assessing the Adaptive Capacity of Artisanal Fishers in the Trondheimsfjord (Norway) to Jellyfish (Periphylla periphylla) Bloom and Purse Seiners. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. vol. 7 (1).
- (2015) Having the cake and eating it too: To manage or own the Svalbard Fisheries Protection Zone. Marine Policy. vol. 60.
- (2015) Once bitten, twice shy: Aquaculture, stakeholder adaptive capacity, and policy implications of iterative stakeholder workshops; the case of Frøya, Norway. Ocean and Coastal Management. vol. 118 (B).
- (2015) Simulating stakeholder behavior in a marine setting: Integrated coastal zone planning and the influential power of selected stakeholders in Frøya, Norway. Frontiers in Marine Science. vol. 2:90.
- (2014) Something fishy: Assessing stakeholder resilience to increasing jellyfish (Periphylla periphylla) in Trondheimsfjord, Norway. Marine Policy. vol. 46.
- (2014) Assessing Stakeholder Adaptive Capacity to Salmon Aquaculture in Norway. Consilience - The Journal of Sustainable Development. vol. 11 (1).
- (2013) Stakeholder driven future scenarios as an element of interdisciplinary management tools; the case of future offshore aquaculture development and the potential effects on fishermen in Santa Barbara, California. Ocean and Coastal Management. vol. 73.
- (2013) International regime analyses in the northeast Atlantic. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. vol. 3 (2).
- (2012) Regime formation at the Agenda Formation stage analyzed from a futuristic plankton perspective. Ocean and Coastal Management. vol. 66.
- (2012) Norwegian aquaculture expansion and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM): Simmering conflicts and competing claims. Marine Policy. vol. 36 (5).
- (2011) Institutionalizing the High North: will the harvest of redfeed be a critical juncture for the solidification of the Svalbard Fisheries Protection Zone?. Ocean and Coastal Management. vol. 54 (5).
- (2010) Regime Management at the Bottom of the Food Web. The Journal of environment & development. vol. 19 (2).