Oceana Science Advisors, leading voices in their fields, bring their expertise to bear on challenges currently being tackled through advocacy and policy reform. They consult with Oceana staff to identify key science inputs and research needs as relates to topics of fisheries, food systems and economics, climate change and marine biodiversity.
Areas of Interest: Fisheries and aquaculture contributions to food and nutrition security and coastal livelihoods; governance of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture production and the human rights of fisherfolk; vulnerability and adaptation to climate change of marine resource-dependent people.
Areas of Interest: Global seafood trade/globalization of seafood, environmental disruptions to seafood production and trade; seafood in social-ecological (or coupled human-natural) systems; resilience in seafood systems, in each case relating the results back to food security outcomes.
Areas of Interest: Connections among climate change, fisheries management and ocean governance, and food security; local people's dependence on natural resources for obtaining adequate health; human nutrition in coastal populations around the world.
Areas of Interest: Economic and biophysical dimensions of food security; environmental impacts and equity dimensions of food production systems; intersections of global food security and climate change.
Areas of Interest: Global marine ecology and evolution; responses by marine life to climate change and the consequences for management and human society; patterns of collapse or extinction risk in marine life; conservation strategy design using genetic and modeling tools.
Areas of Interest: Bio-economic assessment of small-scale fisheries (SSF); fishing strategies and dynamics of the fleet; analysis of perception of risk and vulnerability in small-scale fisheries; value chain analysis linked to SSF.
Areas of Interest: Interactions between people and marine biodiversity, at regional to global scales; relative contributions of fishing and climate change impacts on ecosystems; interactions between large marine protected areas and global fisheries.
For more information about Oceana's Science Advisor initiative, please contact Deputy Chief Scientist Katie Matthews, Ph.D.
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