Read all about it: Governance Potential for Marine Mammal Bycatch Mitigation

Presenting my first first-author paper, from my dissertation! This paper is part of a special issue in Applied Geography on Cultural Geography of Marine Resource Management, and I’m grateful to have been a part of the session at the AAG meeting in 2013 that led to this.  It represents my first foray into interdisciplinary research,…

This is Dedicated…

As I was browsing through my dissertation to prepare final reports for partners, I came across my dedication.  And I regretted that I did not include it in my defense presentation (see next blog post), because crafting this dedication meant a lot to me and encapsulated some of the most meaningful influences on my life…

Long story short

(1) It’s been a while since I updated this, because (2) I was busy finishing my PhD, and am now (3) starting my NSF SEES postdoctoral fellowship at CMBC (yes, staying in beloved San Diego!) with Octavio Aburto and the Gulf of California Marine Program, Ratana Chuenpagdee and Too Big To Ignore (TBTI), the Marine…

SAFRN Blog: “Saving dolphins & Managing Small-scale Fisheries”

Some quick thoughts about addressing the marine mammal bycatch problem & how we need to see where we can align marine mammal conservation goals with fisheries management goals… motivated by discussions at the SEAMAM 3 Conference in Langkawi last week. Saving dolphins & Managing small-scale fisheries  

Banning the Ivory Trade in Thailand [ACT – SIGN THE PETITION!]

The point of this post is to highlight WWF’s ongoing petition to the Prime Minister to ban all ivory trade in the country; if your attention span is short, but you like elephants, just skip all below and go to the petition here. One of my favorite things about being in this line of work…

Mystery of the Dead Dolphins

I saw my first finless porpoise yesterday! This is what it looked like:   Yes, sadly, it was very dead.  And, very sadly and perplexingly, it is one of six dead dolphins and porpoises that we’ve* heard of and seen in the four days since we started doing this season’s surveys along the Trat coastline. …