BA, Biology, Dartmouth College
Coral reef ecosystems are in global decline and the threats they face (overfishing, coastal development, pollution, climate shifts, etc.) are ever-increasing. Reef ecosystems are critical sources of food security for many adjacent communities, but most current conservation approaches attempt to unrealistically restrict fisheries access and have resulted in management failures. I hope to integrate both social and ecological research to improve our understanding of small-scale fisheries options that optimize both conservation and community priorities.
Small-scale Fisheries, Coral Reef Ecology, Social-ecological Systems
Ben Halpern and Steve Gaines
Graduate Research Fellowship Program, NSF
Chancellor’s Fellowship, U.C. Santa Barbara
Wilson, M., T. Pavlowich, and M. Cox. 2015. Studying Common-Pool Resources over Time: a Longitudinal Case Study of the Buen Hombre Fishery in the Dominican Republic. Ambio: 1-15.
Cox, M., M. Wilson, and T. Pavlowich. 2015. The challenges of local governance: gear-based fragmentation in the Dominican fishery of Buen Hombre. In press at Marine Policy.