What is the focus of your work in the MINOUW project?
Work Package 3: Impact assessment of minimizing unwanted catches and discarding.
Who are you?
I am an ecologist interested in how animal populations vary in space and time, and what environmental factors, including anthropogenic impacts, influence that variability. I try to deal with a more holistic view of my topic of interest, including different hierarchical levels (from individuals to communities and food webs). My approach is quantitative going from the estimation of demographic parameters to predictive population models.
Why do you think the MINOUW project is important?
“Sustainable fisheries are an important goal for future generations and MINOUW is a nice opportunity to give an example on how both pure and applied science can contribute to that goal for many other harvesting practices in the planet.”