Outreach


How and why I became a Marine Ecologist.

How and why I became a Marine Ecologist.

In celebration of Black History Month, listen to this brief interview with Science World, Vancouver, about how and why I became a Marine Ecologist. I promise that there will be interesting anecdotes!

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The True Extent of Fishing in The Bahamas

The True Extent of Fishing in The Bahamas

In this 'sneak peak' to the movie, "An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch," I talk about the impact of tourism on the demand for local fish in The Bahamas.

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An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch

An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch

This movie highlights some of my research done in collaboration with the Sea Around Us at the University of British Columbia, BC, Canada. It shows some of the process involved in gathering data to reconstruct unreported fisheries for The Bahamas from 1950 to 2010.

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The Trouble with Lionfish Control

The Trouble with Lionfish Control

My research on the ecological effectiveness of culling lionfish on coral reefs in The Bahamas is featured in an article written by Brandon Keim for Anthropocene Magazine.

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Should we eat lionfish to control their numbers?

Should we eat lionfish to control their numbers?

In an interview with the BBC World Service, CrowdScience radio and podcast series, I talk about some of the nuisances about creating a commercial fishery for invasive lionfish in the Caribbean.

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Envisioning the past, present and future of the sponge fishery of The Bahamas

Envisioning the past, present and future of the sponge fishery of The Bahamas

Sponges have been a target of commercial fisheries for more than a century in The Bahamas and worldwide. At its peak, the fishery was the primary industry in The Bahamas and was ranked third globally. However, the history of sponging in The Bahamas is riddled with periods of fantastic growth, overexploitation, and population collapse. I aim to reconstruct the sponge fisheries of The Bahamas from its inception to present-day to better understand drivers of growth and decline, and finds ways to make the fishery sustainable. See the link below for a brief webinar (starting at 50:20) outlining my current research on reconstructing the sponge fishery in The Bahamas.

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