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Favourite papers?

Davidson, L. N. K., Krawchuk, M. A., & Dulvy, N. K. (2016). Why have global shark and ray landings declined: improved management or overfishing?. Fish and Fisheries, 17(2), 438–458.

Jorgensen, S., Micheli, F., White, T., Van Houtan, K., Alfaro-Shigueto, J., Andrzejaczek, S., … Ferretti, F. (2022). Emergent research and priorities for shark and ray conservation. Endangered Species Research, 47, 171–203.

Olivia Smailes

Masters student
BSc (Hons) - Zoology

Olivia was a Master of Science student, majoring in Fisheries Science and management. Since her undergraduate degree, Olivia has developed a keen interest in science communication. As the owner of her own graphic design business, she is particularly passionate about the intersect between academia and the arts. At present, she manages the social media for Women in Ocean Science, a non-profit aimed at empowering and elevating the voices of female marine scientists. Recently, she has also taken on the role of Communications Manager for the Livelihoods Lab. Olivia also displays an interest in the management of tropical small-scale fisheries and improving access to productive pelagic fishes through the use of innovations such as Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs).

Olivia's most recent project:

  • Olivia most recently worked on a global review of hammerhead shark conservation which will go on to inform future management efforts.

Favourite species? 
Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

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