Sherry Larkin, Associate Dean and Professor

Sherry Larkin is a natural resource and environmental economist tenured in the Food and Resource Economics Department at UF. She earned her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from Oregon State University in 1998 and has been a faculty member at UF/IFAS since 2000. She has maintained a 70 percent research and 30 percent teaching appointment from 2000 through mid-2014, at which point she moved into the Dean for Research Office as an interim assistant dean until August 2015. Since August 2015 she has held a 100 percent administrative appointment as an Associate Dean for Research and Associated Director of FAES.

In UF/IFAS, she was a Fellow in the Natural Resource Leadership Institute (NRLI) from 2002-03, was a member of the IFAS Faculty Assembly from 2008-11 (serving on the Executive Committee from 2010-11), and participated in the national land grant LEAD21 program in 2014-15. At UF, she was a sustainability fellow from 2011-2012, served on the Faculty Senate from 2013-2016 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). Her main area of interest involves projects relating to the sustainable use of marine resources. Dr. Larkin has contributed to more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and 10 book chapters, and has received nearly $3 million in external research funding from 10 different funding agencies. She has chaired 25 graduate student committees and served as a member or co-chair on an additional 23. She was an associate editor of the journal Marine Resource Economics from 2000-2015.

In the profession, she has served as an elected member of the executive committee for the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) and is the president-elect of the North American Association of Fisheries Economics (and will serve as president from 2017-2019). In the policy arena, Dr. Larkin 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, Dr. Larkin’s recent research has studied economic issues related to forestry, precision farming, harmful algal blooms and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Frequently requested documents:

  • Testimony before the U.S. Supreme Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Hearing: "Threats Facing Florida's Tourism Driven Economy" (August 2017)
  • Research Administration Information:
    • Informal videos on the research enterprise and IDC
    • My view of research: A pyramid to explain direct versus indirect costs of sponsored projects
    • FAQs on Indirect costs (IDC) with my answers
  • Huffaker, Ray G., Rodney L. Clouser and Sherry L. Larkin. 2012. Contract for Analytical Services Related to the Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Estimation of Lost Indirect and Passive Use Economic Value to Floridians. Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Final Report to the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research, March 30, 2012. pp. 558.
Sherry Larkin

Sherry Larkin, UF/IFAS Associate Dean for Research