Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean
School of Biological Sciences
University of Western Australia (UWA)
I’m a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Sea Around Us – IO research initiative at the University of Western Australia. As a marine scientist, I combine my background in marine ecology and fisheries science to address important marine conservation issues. Prior to my appointment at UWA I worked for several years as a marine scientist for conservation organizations in Brazil, using my technical expertise to translate scientific knowledge into science-based fisheries management recommendations to improve management of small-scale and industrial fisheries.
I also have a strong professional interest in shark ecology. During my PhD at UWA, I implemented a multi-disciplinary project to examine the potential of shark-diving tourism as a tool for conservation throughout the Indo-Pacific. My professional career is influenced by years working as a field marine biologist and dive instructor on the Great Barrier Reef, where I was involved in several research and conservation projects, while also promoting science and conservation to the general public.
Jabour Christ H., White R., Hood L., Vianna G.M., and Zeller D .(2020). A baseline for the Blue Economy: catch and effort history in the Republic of Seychelles’ domestic fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:269.
Vianna G.M., Hehre J., White R., Hood L., Derrick B., Zeller D. (2020) Long-term fishing catch and effort trends in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, with emphasis on the small-scale sectors. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:828.
Davis, K.J., Vianna, G.M., Meeuwig, J.J., Meekan, M.G. and Pannell, D.J., 2019. Estimating the economic benefits and costs of highly‐protected marine protected areas. Ecosphere, 10(10).
Vianna, G.M., Meekan, M.G., Rogers, A.A., Kragt, M.E., Alin, J.M. and Zimmerhackel, J.S., 2018. Shark-diving tourism as a financing mechanism for shark conservation strategies in Malaysia. Marine Policy, 94, pp.220-226.
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