Postdoctoral Fellow, Sea Around Us Project, UBC Fisheries Centre
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Lydia’s research examines the social, economic, and ecological dynamics of marine fisheries, with a special focus on small-scale fisheries. Her inter-disciplinary research cuts across fields from human ecology to biodiversity conservation, and has taken her to work with fishing communities in Sabah, Malaysia and Fiji. Lydia applies empirical methods and modelling approaches in her research, and has published in the topics of fisher behaviour, marine protected area design, coral reef trade, ecotourism, and climate change adaptation. Her goal is to conduct research that can translate into practical tools and strategies for management, particularly in data poor and developing countries.
Lydia is currently a postdoctoral research fellow with the Sea Around Us Project at the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia. She is part of a global effort to reconstruct marine fisheries catch time series starting in 1950, to fully understand the impact of fisheries on marine ecosystems. To this extent, Lydia is re-estimating the catch statistics of Southeast Asian countries, with particular attention on the data deficient small-scale fisheries sector.