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Sarah Elkin excited to be joining FOL for her master thesis

Sarah will be working with Elena and Xochitl on patron-client relationships of fishers and their climate change responses

03/03/2023 -

Sarah Elkin has joined the Future Oceans Lab to conduct her master thesis within IMBRSea (International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources), with Xochitl and Elena. This thesis builds upon Xochitl’s PhD research and the data she collected in Autumn 2021 in Nayarit (Mexico).

The research explores fishing networks within Nayarit, Mexico. She is also exploring how Adaptive Capacity domains of fishers vary within patron-client relationships, and whether these relationships influence fishers’ adaptation responses to climate change.

Sarah is from Newcastle, United Kingdom and currently holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoology from the University of Leeds. She has previously taken part in research on the genetic diversity of corals in Baja California, Mexico and the feeding ecology of seahorses in Faro, Portugal. Her passion, however, is science communication and education having recently helped organise and run educational activities for Club Oceano at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and hopes to continue on this path after graduation.

Good luck at FOL Sarah!

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CATEGORIES: Clock, Elena Ojea, Future Oceans Lab, MSc Thesis, Xochitl Édua Elías Ilosvay