Ecocentric fisheries management
Author: Donna Dimarchopoulou
Shifting marine ecosystems call for holistic management strategies to minimize potential negative impacts of overfishing and other human-induced stressors on habitats and biodiversity, the economy and food security. In this course we use the case study of the Aegean Sea (Greece) to explore the concept of more holistic ecosystem considerations to fisheries management facilitated by whole ecosystem models that can be used to test the outcomes of various hypothetical
I studied at the School of Biology of the Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki (Greece), where I got my BSc in Biology (2011), my MSc in
Hydrobiology-Aquaculture (2015), and my PhD in Fisheries Biology and Management (2020). Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University (Canada) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA). My research focuses on marine fisheries and in particular ecosystem modeling, stock assessments, marine protected areas, and the effects of fishing restrictions, as well as climate change on marine populations.