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…

Overthinking Conservation

“You’re perfect for this fellowship, but there’s no ‘Whitty et al.’ yet… Your problem is, you overthink things.  You want things to be perfect before you send them out, but everyone else is going ahead and publishing whatever they have and talking it up.  You just gotta get your work out there.  If you don’t get…

Listen

Originally posted on SAFRN Blog:
Yesterday, I came across this story by Malcolm Gladwell on BBC News about how the Vietnam War might have followed a dramatically different course if those in charge had, essentially, listened. The core of the story was how two individuals interpreted interviews with the Vietcong, as part of an effort…