Status and Safe Exploitation of Marine Ornamental Fishes and Invertebrates of Gulf of Mannar, Tamilnadu: An Expensive Reserve for ConservationThe project aims to study the perception and attitude of fishermen towards the trade and conservation of marine ornamental fishes and invertebrates, identifying key fishing zones and market discrepancies from collectors to hobbyists in the Gulf of Mannar region.
Honouring Traditional Fisheries Management in Northern VanuatuWe aim to assist three communities towards having more fish to eat and more income to educate their children and provide food and healthcare in times of need.
Evaluating the Ecological and Cultural Services Provided by Tropical Forest Ecosystems: Freshwater Fish and the Use of Fish Ponds as a Sustainable Livelihood Source in Central Kalimantan, IndonesiaThe project aims are: 1) to assess the fish communities in the forest and river; 2) assess the importance of fish and fishing to the local communities and 3) to evaluate the use of fish ponds as a sustainable livelihood source.
Conservation and Management of Reef Sharks in the Western Indian Ocean through Scientific and Local Community Collaborative ActionsTo use acoustic telemetry integrated within a community co-fisheries monitoring program to conserve, manage and educate over the importance of the conservation of Sharks
Fish Diversity in the Galapagos Islands: Implications for Marine Reserve Management and Ecosystem Functioning Our project aims to describe how reef fish communities of the Galapagos Islands have changed with increasing human impacts from fishing, tourism, and climate change. Together with experiments to test how ecological interactions are affected by these changes, we will provide essential information to maximize the effectiveness of protections afforded by the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
Quantifying Ecological and Socioeconomic Impacts of an Invasive Predator on Marine EcosystemsCombine ecological surveys with socioeconomic interviews to determine the vulnerability of reef-dependent socioeconomic activities to lionfish invasion.
Identification and Conservation of Manta Rays in the Andaman IslandsThe Andaman Manta Ray project is the first to study the Manta Ray population of the Andaman Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal. Although manta rays have been observed in this region, no research has been conducted on this population, and this project aims to raise awareness about these manta rays and their conservation through research and education.
Population Status, Genetic Structure and the Need of Conservation Measures for a Brazilian Endemic and Endangered Species of Parrotfish: Scarus trispinosusThe aim of this work is to determine the population status of Scarus tripinosus and to identify (if any) genetically structured population unities along its range of distribution at Brazilian coast.
Spatial Scale Dependence of Biodiversity for Conservation of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef The aim of this project is to provide valuable information about the effects of spatial scale on biodiversity and habitat linkage, to enable knowledge-based MPA management.
Manta Ray Conservation in the PhilippinesWe aim to gather data regarding manta rays population status, life traits and fishing trends, to improve management of MPA's and shift from non-sustainable to sustainable practice.