Associate researcher at the Center for Dynamic Research of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) of the Austral University of Chile (UACh), and the Millennium Institute for Coastal Socio-Ecology (SECOS).
Marine biologist from the Catholic University of Chile, and master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He obtained his PhD from the Interdisciplinary Center for Conservation Science of the Department of Biology at the Oxford University, UK.
His line of research revolves around interdisciplinary methods and approaches for the conservation of the coastal ocean and the management of artisanal fisheries. He tries to contribute to a new vision of how to manage our resources, including solutions that consider local conditions, participatory processes and decentralized decision making. Specifically, it uses methods from different disciplines to better understand non-compliance issues with fisheries and conservation regulations.
He is especially interested in understanding why natural resource regulations are or are not enforced and the circumstances in which people make these decisions, considering social and ecological dynamics. He has experience working in Chile, Peru and the Philippines on various conservation issues.
Within the framework of the IDEAL Center, he hopes to continue his research related to non-compliance with fishing regulations, refocusing on testing solutions that can help reduce this problem in Chile and in artisanal fisheries in general.