Patrick Christie has led various comparative, socio-ecological research projects in the U.S., Philippines, Indonesia and Latin America to inform the practice of marine resource management. He is particularly interested in the human dimensions of marine conservation employing marine protected areas, ecosystem-based management, and conservation fishing technologies—research that resulted in a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. He regularly provides technical advice on the human dimensions of marine conservation to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, World Bank, USAID, and various other governmental and non-governmental environmental organizations. In addition to his scholarship, he is actively engaged in marine protected area design and implementation. Christie is jointly appointed in the Jackson School of International Studies.