PhD Research - Maria Ignacia Rivera

Master of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School, UC Santa Barbara

Ignacia Rivera is a Ph.D. Student and a Latin American Fisheries Fellow at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California Santa Barbara. She wants to incorporate insights from human behavioral sciences to improve compliance in small-scale fisheries and inform its management under environmental change. She holds a Master of Environmental Science and Management with a specialization on Coastal Marine Resources Management (UCSB), a Master of Social Complexity Sciences (Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile), and a BSc in Marine Biology (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Ignacia worked for two years as a research assistant in the Research Center of Social Complexity, Universidad del Desarrollo, in Chile and has been involved in several small-scale fisheries related projects in Latin America.

Year Admitted: 2017
Research Areas:
Cooperation in common-pool resources; small-scale fisheries management.
Faculty Advisor: Steve Gaines
Office: MSI 1208
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