Fisheries science for the sustainable management of Indonesia's marine and coastal resources

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Fisheries science for the sustainable management of Indonesia's marine and coastal resources

Title of Project

Fisheries science for the sustainable management of Indonesia's marine and coastal resources

Advisor/s

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.

Key Words

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: 10 months ago