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,…

Ta-Daaaa: Defense Presentation Video!

Way back in August (actually, exactly 5 months ago), I gave the most important presentation of my life thus far: my dissertation defense.  It was exhilarating to share my research with a wonderful audience of mentors, loved ones, and well-wishers – it meant so much to see a sea of friendly faces who had taken…

Climate Change & Small-scale Fisheries

Originally posted on SAFRN Blog:
One of the great tragedies of climate change is that it will severely impact those who had very little to do with causing the problem.  Natural resource-dependent communities – such as small-scale fisheries – in developing nations face a number of ongoing and potential future threats caused by the actions…

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…

Let’s move this science-policy-communication conversation forward

If you want to see me struggle to repress an eye-roll of great magnitude, just say, “Well, what is the role of scientists?”, or: “Scientists need to be better communicators.”  For added impact, raise your eyebrows and nod/shake your head to signal your consternation and, perhaps, your satisfaction with your awareness of significant, complicated issues…