People

Frédérique Fardin

M.Sc, Systematics and Evolution

University of Cambridge / UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)

Frédérique is an associate Ph.D. student with the University of Cambridge and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). Frédérique has a background in Tropical Biology and holds a M.Sc in Systematics and Evolution from the French National Museum of National History, with a major in tropical terrestrial ecosystems. She also holds an advanced master degree in Human & Environmental Sciences at the engineering school AgroParisTech. Prior to starting her Ph.D., Frédérique worked in the Caribbean over a period of three years focusing on coastal and marine biodiversity conservation and the management of natural resources and environmental issues. Her Ph.D. research focuses on the vulnerability and adaptation of mangrove forests, their associated fisheries and the people dependent upon them to climate change, with case studies from South-East Asia and the Caribbean. A novel aspect of her study is the exploration and integration of biophysical, socio-economic and traditional knowledge, through an integrated and adaptive methodology.

Meet Nereus’s new research fellow Frédérique Fardin, who is working toward her Ph.D. researching mangrove forests throughout South East Asia and the Caribbean at the University of Cambridge/UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). You can briefly learn about her background and previous work experience in the Caribbean here.