lab members

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dr amy diedrich, lab leader

Environmental social scientist working as a Senior Lecturer at James Cook University.

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dr stephanie duce

Spatial data scientist working as a Lecturer at James Cook University.

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meira mizrahi

PhD candidate at James Cook University researching the role of spatially explicit socioeconomic factors in influencing marine protected area effectiveness.

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karin gerhardt

PhD candidate at James Cook University working with Traditional Owners to describe their use and cultural values of sharks and rays in far north Queensland.

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tracy mackeracher

Research assistant at James Cook University exploring factors that influence the success of marine protected areas for sharks and rays, including the drivers and spatial distribution of shark fishing in Myanmar.

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Kaylan Carrlson

External PhD candidate at James Cook University working to incorporate the concepts of systematic conservation planning into the decision-making processes of the NGO Ducks Unlimited that she works for in the U.S.

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Daykin Otowauri Harohau

PhD candidate at James Cook University researching the role of tilapia pond aquaculture in sustainable livelihoods in the Solomon Islands.

 

lab associates

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prof colin simpfendorfer

Director of the Centre for for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture at James Cook University.

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dr georgina gurney

Environmental Social Science Research Fellow at ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.

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dr nadine marshall

Senior Social Scientist at CSIRO Land and Water in Townsville, Australia.

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dr claudia benham

Interdisciplinary marine and social scientist working as a Lecturer at James Cook University.

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dr jessica blythe

Assistant Professor in the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre at Brock University

 

Masters Students

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Megan Fraser

MSc Marine Biology & Ecology student at James Cook University completing a Minor Project with WWF-USA and the MPA Mystery project on how common pool governance theory and management effectiveness evaluations relate to MPA outcomes in Indonesia.

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Siobhan Threlfall

MSc Marine Biology student at James Cook University, completing a minor project focusing on the social and ecological impacts of tourism within MPAs in Indonesia.

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lucia palacios castillo

MSc Marine Biology student at James Cook University completing a minor project on compliance in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

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goodchance chao

MSc Natural Resource Management student at James Cook University completing a minor project exploring the relationship between revenue received by communities from tourism in protected areas and poaching in Africa.

 

alumni

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mila Knobiel

Completed a MSc Marine Biology and Ecology at James Cook University in June 2018. Conducted a minor project to explore the environmental stewardship of coastal communities in the Great Barrier Reef region.

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Edith Shum

Completed MSc Marine Biology at James Cook University in June 2018. Conducted a minor project about the motivation and influences behind participation in sea turtle conservation.