Prue is a marine conservation scientist who is passionate about improving the use of science in decision-making. Prue is currently based at the University of Oxford, where she works with multinational businesses, government agencies and NGOs bringing lessons from conservation science to help mainstream biodiversity in the private sector. Her work focuses on corporate biodiversity accountability in particular, helping businesses develop systems to measure, evaluate and report on their biodiversity performance. Prior to this Prue has worked in government, academic and private organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom. Her career began with a strong ecological focus, investigating the dynamics of rocky intertidal reef communities in Australia. Since then her research has evolved, and she now works as a conservation scientist facilitating the improved use of scientific approaches in biodiversity and ocean conservation.
Ana Helena Bevilacqua
Ana Bevilacqua did a Master’s degree focusing on the Brazilian Amazon, followed by a PhD in Human Ecology. Her work has focused on socio economic aspects of small-scale fisheries in Brazil. She worked for a government fisheries institute (FIPERJ) and is currently working at the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO) where she manages projects financed through legal obligations, such as fishery compensation payments.
Stephanie is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California Santa Cruz and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Steph is an ecologist with a broad interest biogeography, fisheries, and animal ecophysiology. She has expertise in quantitative analyses and using diverse data sets to examine pelagic predator ecology and the roles that oceanographic processes play in species distributions. Steph is interested in applied research and understanding how climate change and variability is affecting living marine resources and dependent marine communities.
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, United States
A quantitative fisheries scientist at the IATTC in La Jolla, California. Much of his current research focuses on investigating the impacts of anthropogenic activities and environmental variability on marine biodiversity and fishery resources, and developing and testing alternative mitigation, conservation and management measures that promote the sustainable use of ecosystems, including target and non-target species. He has contributed to a number of working groups of different tuna regional fisheries management organizations (t-RFMO), including the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, and is now focused in the eastern Pacific Ocean (IATTC). He is also a member of the joint t-RFMO FAD working group and the Seasonal Forecasting and Dynamic Ocean Management Task Team of CLIOTOP.
Kelly is a research fellow at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her research focusses on the use of ecosystem modelling to investigate the functioning and management of marine ecosystems. Her research interests also include the influence of environmental variability and climate change on marine ecosystems, and the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of species and ecosystems to climate change.
IMECaN is hatched (above)
June 21, 2018 in Veli Lošinj in Croatia
From left to right: Vasiliki Lianou, Natasa Viadianu, Chris Cvitanovic, Steph Brodie, Jon Lopez, Maria, Sabine Mathesius, André Frainer