Sunny Jardine is trained as a resource and environmental economist. Her research is broadly focused on the economics of conservation and management in marine and coastal systems. Current research topics include recreational fisheries management, salmon conservation planning, the economics of harmful algal blooms, and seafood markets. She uses economic theory and econometric and numerical methods in her research. Jardine received her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Davis in 2013.