Raisa Mirza


E-mail: rsm027@mun.ca


Dr. Kelly Vodden
Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee

Thesis Title


Research Description

Social networks have been shown to be an important factor in cases where different sectors and stakeholders have come together for effective natural resources governance. In some cases, social networks might be more important than formal institutions in enforcement and compliance with environmental regulations. My thesis aims to use mixed methods based on social network analysis to uncover the relationships that exist at different scales across the Mabini-Tingloy region of the Philippines that can contribute to increased fisheries governance and livelihoods production in the area.

Research Interests

  • Social Network Analysis
  • Food Security and Livelihoods Production
  • Marine Protected Area (MPA)
  • Fisheries Governance
  • Behavior Change Communication


Department of Geography

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