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.


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Sarah Roberts

Ph.D. Candidate
2018-2020 Duke University
Duke University Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab

Sarah Roberts is a Ph.D. student at Duke University’s Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab. She recently obtained a M.E.M degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University. Her PhD research examines the effects of climate, benthic habitat, and cyclical oscillations on the Mid and South Atlantic Bight ecosystems. 


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Brooke Campbell

M.Sc, Resource Management and Environmental Studies

Research Fellow (ANCORS)

Brooke Campbell is a Ph.D. student at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS). She has a background in ecology and natural resource planning, management, and policy and is broadly interested in marine resource governance issues surrounding fisheries for food security and livelihoods in islands and remote rural environments. Her Ph.D. research investigates the growing impact of information and communication technologies on the fisheries governance strategies of Pacific Island Countries in the Western and Central Pacific region.

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Hubert Du Pontavice

M.Sc, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
2016-2020 Agrocampus Ouest
Post-Doctoral Researcher (Princeton University)

Hubert Du Pontavice is a Ph.D. student at Agrocampus Ouest (France) and at the University of British Columbia. He has a background in fisheries and aquatic sciences with a specialization in dynamics of aquatic ecosystems and resources. Hubert’s research focuses on the functioning of food webs induced by fisheries and climate change. The objective of the project is to analyze and model the impacts of changes in species assemblages on the global parameters of the functioning of marine food webs.

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Colin Thackray

Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemistry

2017-2019 Harvard University

Research Associate, Biogeochemistry and Global Contaminants Group (Harvard University)

Colin Thackray is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, with a background in numerical modeling of atmospheric physics and chemistry. He is developing a modeling framework to trace anthropogenic emissions (to the atmosphere and oceans) of toxicants such as mercury through the physical environment into marine food webs to assess the toxicants’ effects on fisheries health and sustainability. This framework will also help project future fisheries sustainability under changing fishing/climate/emissions.

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Jessica Spijkers

M.Sc, Social-ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development

2016-2020 Stockholm Resilience Centre

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Tasmania

Jessica Spijkers is a Ph.D. student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Sweden) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Australia). In her Ph.D., she seeks to understand where, why and with what social-ecological consequences international conflicts over shared fish stocks occur. She aims to develop scenarios for future conflict under climate scenarios to develop recommendations on how to cope with and adapt to change, how to reduce the risk of conflict, and increase the prospects for sustainable, equitable use of shared marine resources.

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Matilda Petersson

M.Sc, Social-ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development

2016-2020 Stockholm University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Vrije University Amsterdam)

Matilda Petersson has a background in Political Science with a specialization in Environmental Politics. Her Ph.D. will investigate whether and under which conditions inclusive governance systems can contribute to effective governance of global marine resources. In her previous work, Matilda has explored the diversity and participatory patterns over time among non-state actors in Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs).

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