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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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Harriet Harden-Davies

Ph.D.

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)

Harriet Harden-Davies is a research fellow with the Nereus Program at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her research sits at the interface of ocean science, law and policy. Her work has a particular focus on the role of science and technology transfer in the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. She is a member of several international working groups, including the UNESCO-IOC Group of Experts on Capacity Development and the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative. Harriet has previously held senior management and science-policy research roles at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the UK Royal Society.

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Zoë Kitchel

Ph.D. Student

Rutgers University

Zoë is working towards her PhD in the Ecology and Evolution Department at Rutgers University. After graduating from Yale College in 2015, she spent two years working in fisheries curriculum development at the University of Alaska Southeast. Now working with Dr. Malin Pinsky, Zoë is exploring the dynamics at play at range boundaries of commercial fish species, and especially how species’ traits act as a filter for environmental variability. In addition, she is a part of Rutgers’ Coastal Climate Risk and Resiliency Traineeship, aiming to bridge the gap between biologists, engineers, social scientists, and policy makers all interested in resiliency within coastal communities. She hopes for her research to push the boundaries of science, but to also be accessible to communities experiencing change first hand.

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Sarah Roberts

Ph.D. Student

Duke University

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

University of Wollongong

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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Solène Guggisberg

Ph.D., International Law

Utrecht University

Solène Guggisberg specializes in the law of the sea, environmental law, and international dispute settlement. Her current research interests lie in fisheries governance, climate change, and sustainable development. She previously worked for United Nations bodies as well as international governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in fisheries and maritime affairs providing legal advice and opinions on international and EU fisheries law, maritime delimitation, and sustainable development issues.

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Tiff-Annie Kenny

Ph.D., Biology

University of Ottawa

Tiff-Annie is interested in human dependency on biodiversity for nutrition and food security. Her research employs participatory and systems-based methodologies to examine the links between marine environments and human health, with a particular focus on the ecological, environmental, and economic dimensions of Indigenous Peoples food systems. Tiff-Annie holds a B.Eng. and an MSc. (Applied) in Biosystems Engineering from McGill University, and a PhD in Biology from the University of Ottawa.

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Hubert Du Pontavice

M.Sc, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Agrocampus Ouest

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

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

Stockholm Resilience Centre

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

Stockholm Resilience Centre

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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