Title: New innovations for fisheries and conservation solutions

Abstract: Fisheries and conservation problems are becoming more complex, thus requiring new and innovative solutions. My work can be categorized into three approaches for addressing long-standing, fundamental problems in fisheries and conservation: 1) Using big data and novel technologies; 2) Applying established methods from other fields in new ways; and 3) Applying innovative computational models. I will provide examples for each theme, but I will focus primarily on three studies: 1) Using novel data from satellite technologies to empirically assess the effect of policies combatting illegal fishing in Indonesia and The Gambia; 2) Quantifying the responses of commercial and recreational vessels to the establishment of marine protected areas using 14 years of aerial surveys around California's Channel Islands; and 3) Using a decision framework from economics to derive optimal policies in a situation where stakeholders value multiple ecosystem services and these services have uncertainties.

Speaker Information


Reniel Cabral


Postdoctoral Scholar


Environmental Science & Management


University of California, Santa Barbara


Kate Mackey

Date and Time: 

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm


The Jenkins Room | Croul Hall 3101