Larkin Appointed Associate Dean for Research at UF/IFAS

Sherry Larkin

Sherry Larkin

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sherry Larkin, a professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has been named Associate Dean for Research.

“Dr. Larkin is an excellent scientist and administrator. She was Interim Assistant Dean for Research for a little over a year and understands the responsibilities and duties of this important position,” said Jackie Burns, UF/IFAS dean of research. “We are very fortunate to have Dr. Larkin join our team.”

Larkin earned her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from Oregon State University in 1998 and now specializes in natural resource and environmental economics. She has been a faculty member at UF/IFAS since 2000 and had a 70 percent research appointment and a 30 percent teaching appointment in the Food and Resource Economics Department in IFAS.

At UF/IFAS, Larkin was a sustainability fellow from 2011-2012 and currently serves as an affiliate faculty member for the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Kasetsart University (Bangkok, Thailand).

Larkin’s research focused on projects relating to the sustainable use of marine resources. She published 42 peer-reviewed journal articles and 10 book chapters, and received more than $3 million in external research funding from state, federal and industry sources.

Larkin served on 48 graduate student committees. She served as a chair for 25 committees and was a member or co-chair on an additional 23. She has been an associate editor of the journal Marine Resource Economics since 2000.

In the profession, Larkin served as an elected member of the executive committee for the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade and is the President-elect of the North American Association of Fisheries Economists. In the policy arena, she is actively involved in fisheries management by serving on scientific committees for both the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils. In addition to seafood and fisheries, Larkin’s recent research studied economic issues related to forestry, precision farming, harmful algal blooms and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Larkin said she is honored to take on the role of Associate Dean for Research at UF/IFAS. “I hope to continue to serve as an ambassador for our research programs and help to facilitate and administer projects that support our research mission,” she said.

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By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu

Source: Sherry Larkin, 352-294-7676, slarkin@ufl.edu