Libra Ero Fellowship recipient Laurenne Schiller will be co-supervised by Graeme Auld from the School of Public Policy and Administration. She also worked with Professor Auld during her doctoral work.

As a kid, Laurenne Schiller thought the ocean was full of mystery and, by age four, had already decided to study fish and whales when she grew up.

Laurenne Schiller and Nana at aquarium

Schiller and her grandmother at the Vancouver Aquarium…where it all started.

However, as she grew older, Schiller began to realize that marine life and human beings are inexorably intertwined.

“Through my research and work, I seek to understand how we can lower our impacts on ocean environments and species while also ensuring those who depend on seafood for food and livelihood security have access to healthy fisheries in the future,” says Schiller.

With a BSc in Marine and Freshwater Biology and an MSc in Zoology under her belt, she was accepted as a PhD student at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Her research there focuses on understanding and evaluating the role of different stakeholders in tuna fisheries governance.

Since 2014, she has also worked as a research analyst for Ocean Wise Seafood & Fisheries, where she assesses the environmental sustainability of small-scale Canadian fisheries.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 in ,
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