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Details of  Catarina Grilo   


Gender female
Job title PhD candidate
Department Instituto de Ciencia Aplicada e Tecnologia
Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Centro de Recursos Minerais, Mineralogia e Cristalografia ( FCUL)
GeoFCUL- Departamento de Geologia da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Edifício C6, Piso 4 Campo Grande Lisbon 1149-016 Lisbon
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
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Degree MSci - Environmental Management
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Policy, Law, Economics, Management
Research Activities Current research interests are directed towards strengthening marine conservation initiatives by identifying possible bottlenecks to the social success of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Given the many failures of MPAs in meeting both biological and social goals, a governance approach to MPA implementation and management opens the door to a wider perspective of MPA processes, where potentially affected communities are engaged in decision-making. In particular, the coordination and management challenges imposed by MPA networks, especially transboundary and community-based, may benefit more clearly from such an approach. Future work will hopefully be inspired by the following research interests: social data requirements for MPA network design through MARXAN; adaptation strategies of MPAs to climate change; emerging practices in Marine Spatial Planning and Marine Ecosystem-Based Management.
Research Region East Africa, Portugal
Working languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
Skills/Expertise Transboundary marine conservation; Marine Protected Areas; governance.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Catarina GRILO)

Chircop, A.; Dzidzornu, D.; Guerreiro, J.; Grilo, C. [2008] The Maritime Zones of East African States in the Law of the Sea: Benefits Gained, Opportunities Missed African Journal of International and Comparative Law, 16(2), 121-150

Created: 2008-10-08 Last Updated: 2009-07-14 by Catarina GRILO