I study the interactions between ecosystems and their human users through an interdisciplinary mixture of ecological methods, social science research, and modeling. Specifically, I am studying the local and international ecotourism industry for taimen, the largest species of salmon in the world, in northern Mongolia. The fishery draws people from all over the world to catch and release this endangered fish, with poorly understood effects on taimen’s local populations. My research aims to understand what factors draw anglers to the fishery, predict how their engagement might change in the future, and anticipate the effects of these changes on the sustainability of the system as a whole.
POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
- Graduate Fellow, National Science Foundation
- Fishery Science
- Social-Ecological Systems Modeling
- Hucho Taimen