Using big-data science in fisheries and marine conservation
- Suggested readings
- Pauly D and Zeller D (2016) Catch reconstructions reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher than reported and declining. Nature Communications 7: 10244.
- Pauly D, Christensen V, Guénette S, Pitcher TJ, Sumaila UR, Walters CJ, Watson R and Zeller D (2002) Towards sustainability in world fisheries. Nature 418: 689-695.
- Tickler D, Meeuwig JJ, Palomares M-L, Pauly D and Zeller D (2018) Far from home: Distance patterns of global fishing fleets. Science Advances 4(8): eaar3279.
- Zeller D, Cashion T, Palomares MLD and Pauly D (2018) Global marine fisheries discards: a synthesis of reconstructed data. Fish & Fisheries 19(1): 30-39.
- Zeller D, Harper S, Zylich K and Pauly D (2015) Synthesis of under-reported small-scale fisheries catch in Pacific-island waters. Coral Reefs 34(1): 25-39.
- Zeller D, Palomares MLD, Tavakolie A, Ang M, Belhabib D, Cheung WWL, Lam VWY, Sy E, Tsui G, Zylich K and Pauly D (2016) Still catching attention: Sea Around Us reconstructed global catch data, their spatial expression and public accessibility. Marine Policy 70: 145-152.
Research team leader: Professor Dirk Zeller
I lead the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean research initiative, and direct and coordinate research activities of the Sea Around Us associated with the Indian and Pacific ocean regions, and co-direct global Sea Around Us research with Daniel Pauly (University of British Columbia). I lead research on data reconstructions and illegal and unreported fishing, fishing effort and assessments of stocks, coral reef fisheries, ocean governance, fisheries policy and economics. I have a background in tropical marine biology and fisheries ecology from James Cook University, and have professional interests in marine and fisheries conservation and global fisheries sustainability, strategic and global policy developments and resource economics.
How to apply
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Step 3 - Lodge application
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- Domestic students
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- International students
A range of scholarships are available from international organisations and governments. The full list, organised by country, is available on the Future Students website.
In addition, all international students may apply for International Research Training Program scholarships.
The Australian Government's Endeavour Awards and Scholarships are available to international applicants from participating countries and regions.
- Indigenous students
- Indigenous students are encouraged to apply for Indigenous Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarships.
- Forrest Foundation scholarships
- All international and Australian students who wish to study towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at The University of Western Australia may apply for Forrest Scholarships.
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