The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and with funding from the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science, is inviting applications for a PhD studentship, to commence in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
This interdisciplinary project will establish the social, economic and legal factors affecting the scale and range of the IUU fishing effort in the BIOT MPA in the context of the wider Indian Ocean. This research will contribute to the wider consideration of how resource user compliance with conservation regulations can be improved whilst accounting for local livelihoods.
Previous experience in social sciences, interdisciplinary projects and conducting fieldwork in developing countries would be beneficial. International travel/fieldwork is required so applicant must be able to spend time overseas. It would also be beneficial if the candidate spoke Sinhalese/Tamil.