University of Waterloo
Alyssa Robinson is a graduate student pursuing her Master's degree in Environment Studies in Sustainability Management at the University of Waterloo. She received her B.Sc. degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the University of Guelph, over the course of which she completed a thesis project on the impacts of chemical pollutants on aquatic ecosystems, as well as conducted international fieldwork in a diverse range of study systems. She is interested in bridging her background in natural science and botany with her interests in social-ecological systems and community-based conservation of water resources. Under the supervision of Prof. Prateep Kumar Nayak, her research will focus on what social-ecological viability means for mangrove-dependent small-scale fisheries, and how this can be achieved.