Peer-reviewed Publications

Tourlioti P, Portman ME, Tzoraki O, Pantelakis, I. (2021) Interacting with the coast: residents’ knowledge and perceptions about coastal erosion (Mytilene, Lesvos Island, Greece) Ocean and Coastal Management 210: 105705 Click here for PDF

Giakoumi S, Pita C, Coll M, Franschetti S, Gissi E, Katara I, Lloret-Lloret E, Rossi F, Portman ME, Stelzenmüller V, Micheli F. (2021) Persistent gender bias in marine science and conservation calls for action to achieve equity. Biological Conservation 257: 109134.  Click here for PDF.

Ćulibrk A, Tzoraki O, Portman ME (2021). Adaptation of a freshwater evaluation framework to a coastal system: The case of Kamari, Santorini. Journal of Environmental Management, 288: 112406. Click here for PDF

Barankin R, Portman ME, Kirshen P, Bowen R (2020).  Evidence-driven assessment of climate vulnerability and equality: advancement is possible. Frontiers in Water  2(73). doi: 10.3389/frwa.2020.544141  Click here for PDF

Portman ME, Zhulpa Camporesi A (2020).  Attitudes and behaviors of marine sports participants towards conservation and environmental protection: A case study of Tel Aviv, Israel. Marine Policy 122: 104133 Click here for PDF

Portman ME, Behar D (2020). Influencing beach littering behaviors through infrastructure design: An in situ experimentation case study, Marine Pollution Bulletin 156(2020): 11277 Click here for PDF

Mackelworth PC, Teff-Seker Y, Fernandez TV, Marques M, Alves FL, D’Anna G, Fa DA, Goldsborough D, Holcer D, Kyriazi Z, Pita C, Portman ME, Rumes B, Warr SJ  (2020).  Geopolitics and Marine Conservation: Synergies and Conflicts Frontiers in Marine Science 6(759): 1-17.  Click here for PDF

Portman ME (2019). Detached islands: Artificial islands as adaptation challenges in the making, Die Erde 150(3): 158-168.  Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Pasternak G, Yotam Y, Nussbaum R, Behar D  (2019).  Beachgoer Participation in Prevention of Marine Litter: Using design for behavior change, Marine Pollution Bulletin 144: 1-10. Click here to view PDF

Teff-Seker Y, Portman ME, Kaplan-Mintz K (2019). Project-Based Learning in Education for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Graduate Planning Students. Case Studies in the Environment, 2019: 1-16. Click here to view PDF

Shabtay A, Portman ME, Manea E, Gissi E (2019). Promoting ancillary conservation through marine spatial planning, Science of The Total Environment  651: 1753-1763.  Click here to view PDF

Shabtay-Yanai A, Portman ME, Ofir E, Carmel Y, Gal G (2018). Using Ecological Modeling in Marine Spatial Planning to Enhance Ecosystem-based Management, Marine Policy 95: 14-23.   Click here to view PDF

Gissi E, Portman ME, Hornidge AK (2018). Un-Gendering the ocean: Why women matter in ocean governance for sustainability, Marine Policy 94: 215-219.  Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2018). Policy Options for Coastal Protection:  Integrating inland water management with coastal management for greater community resilience  Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144(4): e05018005. Click here to view PDF

Shabtay-Yanai A, Portman ME, Carmel Y (2018). Contributions of marine infrastructures to marine planning and protected area networking  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems  28: 830-839.  Click here to view PDF

Golden S, Portman ME, Carmon N, Alon-Moses T (2018).  From Conventional Drainage to Sustainable Stormwater Management: Beyond the Technical Challenges Environmental Management 219: 37-45. Click here to view PDF

Stelzenmüller V, Coll M, Mazaris AD, Giakoumi S, Katsanevakis S, Portman ME, Degen R, Mackelworth P, Gimpel A, Albano PG, Almpanidou V, Claudet J, Essl F, Evagelopoulos T, Heymans JJ, Genov T, Kark S, Micheli F, Pennino MG, Rilov G, Rumes B, Steenbeek J, Ojaveer H (2018). A risk-based approach to cumulative effect assessments for marine management Science of the Total Environment 612: 1132–1140. Click here to view PDF

Shabtay-Yanai A, Portman ME, Carmel Y (2017). Incorporating principles of reconciliation ecology to achieve ecosystem-based marine spatial planning, Ecological Engineering 120(September 2018): 595-600.  Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Brennan RE (2017).  Marine Litter from Beach-Based Sources: Case study of an Eastern Mediterranean coastal town Waste Management 69: 535-544. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Teff-Seker Y (2017). Factors of Success and Failure for Transboundary Environmental Cooperation:  Projects in the Gulf of Aqaba  Environmental Policy and Planning 19(6): 810-816. Click here to view PDF

Brennan RE, Portman ME (2017). Situating Arab-Israeli artisanal fishermen’s perceptions of marine litter in a socio-institutional and socio-cultural context Marine Pollution Bulletin 115 (1-2) 240-251. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Shabtay-Yanai A, Zanzuri A (2016).  Incorporation of Socio-Economic Features’ Ranking in Multicriteria Analysis Based on Ecosystem Services for Marine Protected Area Planning. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154473. Click here to view PDF

Kark S, Sutherland WJ, Shanas U, Klass K, Achisar H, Dayan T, Gavrieli Y, Justo-Hanani R, Mandelik Y, Orion N, Pargament D, Portman ME, Reisman-Berman O, Safriel UN, Schaffer G, Steiner N, Tauber I, Levin N  (2016). Priority questions and horizon scanning for conservation: A comparative study PLoS ONE 11(1): e0145978. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Teff-Seker Y (2017). Community-Level Environmental Projects as Learning Tools for Planners: A case study of graduate planning students  Environmental Education Research 23(3): 415-435. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Nathan D (2015).  Conservation ‘Identity’ and Marine Protected Areas Management:  A Mediterranean case study  Journal of Nature Conservation 24:109-116.  Click here for PDF

Portman ME, Nabatov A, Fisher-Gwirtzman D (2015).  To go where no man has gone before: Virtual Reality in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning  Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 54:376-384.  Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2015). Marine Spatial Planning in the Middle East:  Crossing the policy-planning divide  Marine Policy 61:8-15. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Dalton TM, Wiggin J  (2015).  Revisiting Integrated Coastal Zone Management:  Is It Past Its Prime? Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 57: 28-37Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2014). Visualization for Planning and Management of Oceans and Coasts Ocean and Coastal Management 98:176-185. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2104). Regulatory capture by default: Offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas Energy Policy 65:37-47. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2013). Ecosystem Services in Practice: Challenges to real world implementation of ecosystem services across multiple landscape – A critical review Applied Geography 45:185-192. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Notarbartolo-di-Sciara G, Agardy T, Katsanevakis S, Possingham H, Di-Carlo G (2013). He Who Hesitates is Lost: Why Conservation in the Mediterranean Sea is Necessary and Possible Now Marine Policy 42:270-279. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Nathan D, Levin N (2012). From the Levant to Gibraltar: A Regional Perspective for Marine Conservation in the Mediterranean Sea Ambio – Journal of the Human Environment 41:670-681. Click to view PDF

Giakoumi S. Mazor T, Franchetti S, Kark S, Portman ME, Coll M, Steenbek J, Possingham H (2012). Advancing marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 22:943-949. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Esteves LE, Le XA, Khan AZ (2012).  Improving Integration for Integrated Coastal Zone Management: An eight country study Science for the Total Environment 439:194-201. Click to view PDF

Portman ME (2012).  Losing Ground: Mediterranean Shoreline Change from an Environmental Justice Perspective Coastal Management 40:421-441. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, (2011). Marine Spatial Planning: Achieving and Evaluating Integration ICES Journal of Marine ScienceJournal du Conseil 68:2191-2200. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Jin D, Thunberg E (2011). Fisheries Resources and Spatial Land Use Change Along Two New England Fish Ports Land Use Policy 28:523-533. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2010).  Offshore Renewable Energy: Stakeholder perceptions and public participation in the new frontier Modern Energy Review 2:114-117. Click here to view PDF

Sas E, Fishhendler I, Portman ME (2010).  The demarcation of arbitrary boundaries for coastal zone management:  the Israeli case Journal of Environmental Management 91:2358-2369. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2010). Marine Renewable Energy Policy: Some US and International Perspectives Compared Oceanography 23:70-77. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Duff JA, Köppel J, Reisert J, Higgins ME (2009). Offshore Wind Energy Development in the Exclusive Economic Zone:  Legal and Policy Supports and Impediments in German and the US Energy Policy 37:3596-3607. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Jin D, Thunberg E (2009). Waterfront Land Use Change and Marine Resource Conditions: The case of New Bedford and Fairhaven Ecological Economics 68:2354-2362. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2009). From Land to Sea:  The Role of Land Trusts in Marine Protection Society and Natural Resources 22:12-26. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2009).  Involving the Public in Impact Assessment for Offshore Renewable Energy Facilities Marine Policy 33:332-338. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2007). Coastal Protected Area Management and Multi-tiered Governance: The Cape Cod Model Journal of Coastal Conservation 11:121-131. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2007).  Zoning Design for Cross-border Marine Protected Areas: The Red Sea Marine Peace Park Case Study Ocean and Coastal Management 50:499-522. Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2006). Tidelands Management:  Implementation of the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 8:293-308. Click here to view PDF

Book Chapters

Gonçalves LR, Portman ME, Augustowski M, Giovo I, Mackelworth P (2020) “Ocean Governance: Exploring how marine conservation is taken into account using Evolutionary Governance Theory”. In: “Conservation of Living Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. BBNJ and Antarctica Negotiations”. da Silva Almeida J.L,, Editor, Rio de Janeiro: J Lumen Juris Editora.

May E, Gill AB, Köppel J, Langston RHW, Reichenback M, Scheidat M, Smallwood S, Voigt CC, Hüppop O, Portman M (2017). Future Research Directions to Reconcile Wind Turbine-Wildlife Interactions.  In Wind Energy and Wildlife Interactions. Köppel J (ed) Berlin: Springer Click here to view PDF

Portman ME, Teff-Seker Y (2016). Remembering the Red Sea Marine Peace Park. In Marine Transboundary Conservation and Protected Areas.  Mackelworth P. (ed) New York: Routledge Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2015). Ecosystem Services Assessment from the Mountain to the Sea: In search of a method for land- and seascape planning. In Urban Sustainability on the Ground and in Place. Gatrel JD (ed) Berlin: Springer Click here to view PDF

Portman ME (2014). Development Resources Management and Marine Policy for the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.  In The Mediterranean Sea: Its history and present challenges. Goffredo S, Baader H, Dubinsky Z (eds) Berlin: Springer  Click here to view PDF

Book Reviews

Public Participation in Environmental Policy and Decision Making, Environmental and Planning C: Governance and Policy 27:940-949 (2009). Click here to view PDF

Gigantic Losses – Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling Science 322(5901):531 (2008) Click here to view PDF

Man and the Sea Revisiting – The Unnatural History of the Sea Conservation Biology 22:808-809 (2008) Click here to view PDF

Published Reports

Toward Integrated Coastal Zone Management: A Toolkit for Practitioners (with Fishhendler I). Jerusalem:  Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011) Click here to view PDF

“Implementation of GIS in Evaluation of Natural Landscape Resources for Land Use Planning in the Lachish Region, Israel” (with Y. Ginott, J. Koach, and U. Ramon). Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Symposium on Geographic Information Systems. British Columbia, Canada, March 1995, pp. 340-345.

Other Selected Publications

Letter to the Editor, Science, Vol.32 (5949), 2009, p. 45.

“Waterfront Land Use Change and Marine Resource condition: The Case of New Bedford/Fairhaven Harbor”, Proceedings of Coastal Zone ’09, Boston MA, July 2009.

“Offshore Wind Farm Siting in Germany and the U.S.:Legal and policy Impediments and
Supports”, Proceedings of the IEEE Oceans ’09 Conference, Bremen, Germany, May 2009.

“Public Participation and Environmental Impact Assessment for Offshore Renewable Energy
Facilities in Germany”. Report to the American Council on Germany. Woods Hole,
Massachusetts, June, 2008.

“Waterfront Land Use Change and Marine Resource Regulation: The New Bedford Pilot Study”,
Proceedings of the 21st International Conference of the Coastal Society, Redondo Beach,
California, June 2008.

Letter to the Editor, MPA News, Vol.9 (10), 2008,p.3.

“From Land to Sea: Land Trusts and their Role in Marine and Coastal Protection”, Proceedings of
the 20th International Conference of The Coastal Society , st. Pete’s Beach, Florida, May, 2006.

“Fisheries Management and Marine Biodiversity: The Case of New England Groundfish”,
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Coastal Conservation and Management in the
Atlantic and Mediterranean. Algarve, Portugal, April 2005.

Weir River Estuary Land Protection Plan, Prepared for the Weir River Estuary Park Committee,
(with C. Lefebvre). Urban Harbors Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, December 2004.

Compost by Gosh! [Children’s Book] Flower Press, Kalamazoo, MI, 2003.

“source Reduction in Integrated Solid Wate Management Planning for Massachusetts”. The Fifth
International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management. Sponsored by the Journal
of Solid Waste Management and Technology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 1999.

“Local and State Perspectives on Brownfields in Massachusetts”. Proceedings of the 1998
National Conference of the American Planning Association. Boston, Massachusetts, April 1998.

“Implementation of GIS in Evaluation of Natural Landscape Resources for Land Use Planning in
the Lachish Region, Israel” (with Y.Ginott, J.Koach, and U.Ramon). Proceedings of the Ninth
Annual Symposium on Geographic Information Systems. British Columbia, Canada, March, 1995, pp. 340-345.