Title of Project
Fisheries science for the sustainable management of Indonesia's marine and coastal resources
Dr Naomi Gardiner, Dr Colin Simpfendorfer
College or Research Centre
College of Science & Engineering
Summary of Project
Indonesia’s fisheries resources contribute ~ $7. 8 billion USD p.a. to the Indonesian economy and provide employment for ~ 6 million people. Accurate data on the ecosystem dynamics and life-history traits of target species is critical to sustainable, long-term management of these resources. Unfortunately, such data is sparse. This PhD will investigate what life history traits drive species’ response to current fishing practices and management actions. This will involve a comparison of species traits and their population dynamics across gradients of fisheries management actions, environments, and proximity to human populations. Outcomes will enable science based management decisions and inform sustainable livelihood initiatives.
fisheries; Indonesia; biology; conservation; marine; fish
Would suit an applicant who
Undergraduate level background in fisheries science and marine ecology. A demonstrated understanding of tropical marine ecosystems (reef and coastal) is preferred. Familiarity with quantitative analysis tools, and a strong desire to learn more. Ability to do both Field and laboratory based work, sometimes in remote locations for extended periods. Boating and diving experience Good social and communication skills, and a patient attitude to enable effective research work in Indonesia. High level scientific writing skills, preferably demonstrated by a senior authored publication (SCOPUS listed).
Updated: 1 year ago