Knowledge gaps in deep sea habitats.The deep sea is the largest habitat in the world and, due to logistical challenges, most of this area remains to be mapped and sampled for biodiversity. This means we have limited knowledge about seafloor geomorphology, what the various seafloor features are made of, and what species live in these … Continue reading On board the RV Investigator: mapping seafloor and sampling biodiversity in the deep
Stakeholders hold different types of knowledge pertaining to resource decline, formed from different personal experiences and education. Sharing of knowledge between stakeholders is vital to effectively co-manage a resource because it can improve the ability to generate solutions that meet the needs of all stakeholders. Jeremy Horowitz is the lead author of a new paper … Continue reading Investigating Stakeholder Perceptions of Fish Decline: Making Sense of Multiple Mental Models
I recently visited the Danajon Bank Double Barrier Reef in the Philippines to investigate what stakeholder groups with interests in fisheries perceive to be the main drivers of fish decline and which conservation strategies are present to mitigate these main drivers. I conducted this research because fish populations are declining in the Danajon Bank and … Continue reading Investigating stakeholder perceptions of resource decline: a case study from the Danajon Bank, Philippines
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Horowitz Supervisors: Professor Bob Pressey, Dr. Georgina Gurney, Dr. Amelia Wenger Danajon Bank is the only double barrier reef in the Philippines, and one of six in the world. It has significant conservation values and faces diverse threats from human activities, both in the marine environment and in nearby catchments that flow … Continue reading Going into the field to determine how perceived drivers of fish populations vary between different stakeholder groups.