Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean
School of Biological Sciences
University of Western Australia (UWA)
Dr Gabriel Vianna is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean research initiative at the University of Western Australia. As a marine scientist, Gabe specialises in fisheries science and focuses on applying his expertise to important marine conservation issues. Gabe has a strong professional interest in shark ecology, and worked for several years as a marine scientist for conservation organizations in Brazil, using his technical expertise to translate scientific knowledge into science-based fisheries management recommendations to improve management of small-scale and industrial fisheries.
Gabe conducted his PhD in marine ecology at UWA, where he examined the potential of shark-diving tourism as a tool for conservation, working throughout the Indo-Pacific, including Palau, Fiji, Borneo and Australia. His experiences are influenced by years working as a field marine biologist and dive instructor on the Great Barrier Reef, where he participated in several shark research and conservation projects, while also taking tourist to dive with sharks and learn about the key role sharks play in keeping the ocean ecosystems healthy.
Vianna G.M., Hehre J., White R., Hood L., Derrick B., Zeller D. (2020) Long-term fishing catch and effort trends in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, with emphasis on the small-scale sectors. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:828.
Davis, K.J., Vianna, G.M., Meeuwig, J.J., Meekan, M.G. and Pannell, D.J., 2019. Estimating the economic benefits and costs of highly‐protected marine protected areas. Ecosphere, 10(10).
Vianna, G.M., Meekan, M.G., Rogers, A.A., Kragt, M.E., Alin, J.M. and Zimmerhackel, J.S., 2018. Shark-diving tourism as a financing mechanism for shark conservation strategies in Malaysia. Marine Policy, 94, pp.220-226.
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