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I am a biologist, with a master's degree and a PhD in Ecology, but who happens to be interested in Human Ecology. Mostly, I'm interested in small-scale fisheries dynamics and management. I have studied both the Brazilian coastal and Amazon small-scale/artisanal fisheries, focusing on the fishers' strategies and behaviors that could lead to (un)sustainable exploitation of fishing resources. In some of my studies, I try to understand fishers' decision-making processes through the use of ecological-economic models, such as Optimal Foraging Theory, which are commonly used in the study of animal behavior, societies whose information is only available through archaeological records and societies with a wide direct dependence on natural resources. Not surprisingly, these models do not always work, as the small-scale fishers I study are widely integrated in the market, although they do shed some light on how decisions are made. Recently, I have also been interested in linking social and ecological resilience and the mechanisms driving compliance and functioning of effective fisheries co-management arrangements.
Her research has included fisheries management and socio-ecological resilience
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