Current lab members

Dr. Kai Lorenzen, Professor of Integrative Fisheries Science & Lab Director

Dr. Jennifer Brewer. Courtesy Associate Professor. Fisheries governance (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of New Hampshire)

Chelsey Crandall, Ph.D. Student (2012 – ) Participatory spatial management of Florida coastal sport fisheries (Advised jointly with Dr. Martha Monroe).

Dr. Edward V. Camp, PostDoc (2014 – ) Quantitative fisheries science.

Claudia Friess, Ph.D. Student (2015-) Management strategies for goliath grouper  (Advised jointly with Dr. Robert Ahrens)

Joy Hazell, Ph.D. Student  and Research Collaborator (2013 – ) Governance and collective action in the management of Caribbean FAD fisheries  (Advised jointly with Dr. Jennifer Brewer). Joy is also the Lee County Florida Sea Grant Agent.

Susana Hervas-Avila, Ph.D. Student (2014 – )  Leadership in fisheries management.

Dr. Jynessa Dutka-Gianelli, PostDoc (2012 – ) Ecology and management snook fisheries.

Izharuddin Kamaruddin, Ph.D. Student (2013 – )  Human dimensions of pier angling in Florida (Advised jointly with Dr. Taylor Stein).

Mike Lagua, MFAS Student (2014 – )

Dr. Kenneth M. Leber, Courtesy Professor. Fisheries Enhancement (Associate Vice President, Mote Marine Laboratory)

May Lehmensiek, Ph.D. Student/Water Institute Graduate Fellow  (2015 – ) Amazon dams & fisheries

Dr. Elineide Marques, Visiting Professor (2016), Amazon dams & fisheries (Home: Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil)

Thalita Ribeiro, MFAS Student (2014 – ) Spatial dynamics of the Florida snook stock

Riviere Sebastien, Visiting Research Scholar (2011 – )  Caribbean fisheries (Sponsored by Florida Sea Grant and mentored jointly with Dr. Charles Sidman). Chief Fisheries Officer, Commonwealth of Dominica

Dr. Juliane Struve, Research Assistant Professor. Spatial analysis and modeling of fish populations

Dr. Michael D. Tringali. Courtesy Associate Professor. Fisheries genetics  (Research Scientist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute)


Dr. Carolina Doria, Visiting Professor (2014-2015), Amazon dams & fisheries (Home: Federal University Rondônia, Brazil)

Alice Lima, Visiting Graduate Student (2015), Amazon dams & fisheries (Home: Federal University Rondônia, Brazil)

Dr. Taryn Garlock, Ph.D. Student (2011 – 2015) Integrative assessment of fisheries enhancements (Advised jointly with Dr. Colette St. Mary). Now:  PostDoc at the UF Institute for Sustainable Food Systems.

Dr. Michael Matthews, Ph.D. Student (2011 – 2015) Evaluation of Florida largemouth bass hatchery programs. Now: Manager, A. E. Wood Fish Hatchery, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Jessica Sutt, M.S. Student (2012 -2014) Stakeholder perspectives on goliath grouper management (Advised jointly with Dr. Martha Monroe). Now: Refuge Operations Specialist at Florida Panther & Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuges).

Dr. Edward V. Camp, Ph.D. Student (2011 -2014) Quantitative assessment of Florida marine fisheries enhancements (Advised jointly with Dr. Sherry Larkin). Now: PostDoc in the lab.

Dr. Vanessa Mintzer, Ph.D. Student (2010 – 2013) Conservation of the Amazon boto (Advised jointly with Dr. Thomas Frazer). Now: Research and Conservation Fellow, Galveston Bay Foundation.

Dr. Andrew Buhl Barbour, Ph.D. Student (2010 – 2013) Ecology of juvenile snook (Centropomus undecimalis) (Advised jointly with Dr. Don Behringer). Now: PostDoc, Medical University of South Carolina.

Christopher Monk, M.S. Student (2011 – 2013) Domestication effects on behavioral syndromes in fish (Advised jointly with Dr. Colette St. Mary). Now: Ph.D. student, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Dr. Alice Rogers, PhD Student (2007 – 2011), Imperial College. Recovery dynamics of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum and the potential for active rebuilding strategies Now: Postdoc, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Charles Hazlerigg, PhD student (2007 -2011), Imperial College. Population dynamics of zebrafish in laboratory and semi-natural habitats (Joint with Professor Charles Tyler, University of Exeter). Now: Environmental Risk Assessor, Enviresearch Ltd., Newcastle, UK.

Dr. Sarah Martin, PhD Student (2006 – 2010), Imperial College. Bio-economic modelling of tropical multi-species fisheries. Now: Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

Dr. Julia Blanchard, Research Fellow (2010), Imperial College. Population and ecosystem modelling. Now: Associate Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Dr. Charles Edwards, Research Associate (2009-2010), Imperial College. Southern Ocean & deep sea fisheries. Now: Stock Assessment Scientist, NIWA, Wellington, New Zealand

Dr. Polina Levontin, Research Associate (2009-2010), Imperial College. Deep sea fisheries assessment. Now:  Imperial College London.

Dr. Pia Orr, Research Associate (2008-2010), Imperial College.  Falkland Islands fisheries assessment.

Dr. Marine Pomarede, Research Associate (2008-2010), Imperial College. Review of fisheries research coordination between EU and third countries. Now: Stock Assessment Scientist, New Zealand Seafood Industry Council, Wellington, New Zealand.

Dr. Richard Hillary, Research Lecturer (2008-2009), Imperial College. Fisheries Assessment Methodology Now: CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Australia.

Dr. Anna McGrath, PhD Student (2004-2009), Imperial College. Quantitative assessment of conservation management for the natterjack toad (Bufo calamita). Now: Environmental consulting, London, UK.

Susana Hervas Avila, Research Assistant (2008), Imperial College. California white seabass stock enhancement modelling. Now: Ph.D. Student, University of Florida.

Dr. Paolo Casula, PhD student (2002 – 2008), Imperial College. Functional agrobiodiversity: the role of natural enemy biodiversity in pest control (Co-supervised with Prof Matt Thomas, now Penn State). Now: Scientific Civil Service, Sardinia, Italy.

Dr. Polina Levontin, PhD Student (2003 – 2007), Imperial College. Management strategy evaluation for Baltic salmon (Co-supervised with Dr Murdoch McAllister). Now: Research Associate, Imperial College London.

Dr. Rebecca Whitlock, PhD Student (2003 – 2007), Imperial College. Population modelling of Fraser River White Sturgeon (Co-supervised with Dr Murdoch McAllister). Now: Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute

Dr. Elsa Amilhat, PhD Student (2002 – 2006), Imperial College. Fisheries ecology of rice farming landscapes. Now: Postdoc, Univ. Perpignan, France

Joana Martelo, RA (2006), Imperial College. Habitat preferences and movements of Amazon fishes. Now: PhD Student, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Sophie Nguyen Khoa, RA & PhD Student (1999 – 2005), Imperial College. Managing impacts of irrigation development on small-scale aquatic resources. Now: Research Scientist, IWMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Oriana Almeida, RA and p/t PhD Student (1999 – 2003). Fisheries management in the Brazilian Amazon. Now: Senior Scientist, IPAM, Brazil

Dr. Robert Arthur, PhD Student (1999 – 2003). Adaptive learning in fisheries development
Now: Senior Consultant, Marine Resources Assessment Group Ltd., London, UK.

Dr. Michele Burford, Academic Visitor (March/April 2001). Modelling nitrogen dynamics in shrimp ponds. Home: Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Griffiths University

Vicki Cowan, RA at MRAG Ltd. (1994-1996) Shrimp farm water quality management and environmental impacts. Now: Knowledge & Science Manager, Beacon Pathway, New Zealand

Dr. Caroline Garaway, Postdoc (1999 – 2002), Imperial College. Social and institutional analysis of fisheries. Now: Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University College London

Professor Md. Rezaul Hasan, Academic Visitior (January/February 2002). Assessment of aquaculture-based fisheries. Home: FAO Fisheries Department

MSc project students at Imperial College London

Jennifer Swanstrom (2009)
Historic biogeography of East African freshwater fish faunas.
(joint with Dr Martin Genner, Bristol University)

Michael Wyman (2009)
Development of biobullets for invasive sea-squirts.
(joint with Dr David Aldridge, Cambridge University)

Emma Heywood (2009)
ECOSIM modelling of the Scottish west coast ecosystem
(joint with Dr Sheila Heymans, SAMS)

Mark Stevenson (2009)
Dispersal and population dynamics of stocked red drum in Tampa Bay

Ruth Westcott (2008)
Shrimping and saving: an investigation into the sustainability of supermarket prawns, and certification as a mechanism for change

Michelle Taylor (2007)
Modelling stock enhancement potential for snook in Florida

Zia Lewindon (2007)
Water vole habitat requirements

Susana Hervas (2007)
Assessment of the California white seabass stocking programme using release-recapture data.

Richard Peagam (2007)
Impacts of rice farming practices on on-farm aquatic biodiversity

Andrea Nuesse (2007)
Rice farming systems in Northeast Thailand

Marieke Beckmann (2007)
Institutional issues in the management of a shared river basin in Northeast Thailand.

Laura Street (2006)
A critical appraisal of local people’s involvement in wetland planning in the Mekong region

Joana Martelo (2006)
Establishing habitat preferences of Amazon fish from fisheries monitoring data

Jonathan Pearson (2006)
A framework for ecological assessment of small hydropower plants

Jonathan Miller (2006)
GIS-based water management planning for the London Wetlands Centre

Etienne Boisnier (2005)
Artificial reefs as tools for biodiversity conservation

Yee Chow (2005)
Tsunami damage to aquaculture in Banda Aceh

Linda Thordal (2005)
Fish community dynamics in the London Wetland Centre

Edward Santry (2005)
The conservation role of British zoos

Anna McGrath (2004)
Introduction of grass snakes to the London Wetlands Centre: a feasibility study

James McNamara (2004)
Tropical inland aquatic ecosystem responses to fishing pressure

Katie Redmond (2004)
Bringing the river to life? Myths, motivations and practicalities of community involvement in urban river restoration

Anna Collins (2004)
The effects of physical habitat modifications on macro-invertebrate communities of south London rivers

Stuart Pankhurst (2004)
Climate change impacts on ectotherms in the Australian wet tropics: the field optimal thermal habitat measure

Kate Viner (2004)
Community fisheries in Cambodia: An institutional analysis of co-management arrangements

Graham Cookson (2004)
Poverty alleviation and Cambodian fisheries: co-management in the Cambodian Mekong

Ulrike Killguss (2003)
Bio-economic analysis of commercial fishing in the lower Amazon: spatial change 1990-2002

Sonia Fevre (2003)
Environmental education in the development of marine reserves in peninsular Malaysia

Alexia Tamblyn (2003)
Ecotourism development in the coastal zone of the Perhentian Islands (Malaysia): a stakeholder analysis

Raquibul Amin (2002)
Livelihoods impacts of irrigation development in Laos

Jessica Ellis (2002)
Determination of suitable sites for marine protected areas in Taytay Bay, Philippines, utilizing ecological habitat classification techniques.

Mauro Randone (2002)
Developing an index of biotic integrity for Mekong wetlands based on fish species assemblages

Emily White (2001)
Valuation of alternative water uses in Sri Lanka

Eve Oatley (2001)
Impacts of irrigation development on local-scale fish migrations

Lisa Peirce (2001)
Development of a monitoring strategy for fisheries impacts of the Nam Theun II hydroelectric dam

Caroline Soubry (2001)
Factors affecting the role of self-recruiting species in Asian aquaculture

Robert Banes (2001)
Certification of small-scale fisheries in developing countries

Esther Bertram (2000)
Environmental impacts of refugee camps at the Thai-Burmese border

Tanya O’Garra (2000)
Ecotourism development in a marine protected area, Mexico

Maya Tamimi (2000)
Potential for co-management of coastal fisheries, Indonesia

Sandra Paul (2000)
The origins of nature conservation in Africa and Europe – a comparative analysis

Catherine Michielsens (1999)
Resource use efficiency in Asian carp farming systems

Fiona Hindley (1999)
Environmental impact of seaweed farming in the Philippines

Mitsuaki Hosono (1999)
Institutional issues in woodland management, Kenya

Julia Cheftel (1998)
Potential of genetically male tilapias (GMT) for small-scale farmers in the Philippines

Katherine McGough (1998)
Disease control decision making in Scottish salmon farms

Debashish Mazumder (1998)
The context of developing small native species for aquaculture in Bangladesh

Brian Lawlor (1997)
Population dynamics of coregonid enhancement in Lake Constance, Germany