Monica Engel

Office: SN1018

Supervisor: Dr. Alistair Bath

Co-supervisor: Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee

Research groups:
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Research Team

Awards and distinctions:
National Geographic Early Career Explorer
Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies (MUN), 2016.

Previous education:
MSc Geography, Memorial University
BSc Biology, Unisinos University, Brazil
BA Integrative Ecosocial Design, Gaia University

Title of project:
People & Ocean: A study of marine values

Research project description:
Human impacts on the environment are changing the oceans’ physical and biological characteristics. People who live in the interface between land and sea, and depend on marine resources for food and income are the most impacted by the changes on the oceans, and the decisions related to marine management. The overarching goal of this PhD. research is to understand and assess coastal resident’s marine values and beliefs related to conservation and sustainable use of seas and oceans. The study will be conducted in selected coastal communities in the island of Newfoundland, Eastern Canada. The research is grounded in the conservation social science framework, integrating disciplines such as human dimensions of natural resources, environmental ethics, and social psychology.

Research interest:

  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Marine Conservation
  • People-nature relatioship
  • Social Psychology


Department of Geography

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