New PhD candidate: Juliette Aminian-Biquet
Tell us a bit about the work you are/will be doing at CCMAR.
I am a researcher in ecology and conservation sciences, with broad interests in all natural sciences, socio-ecosystems functioning and protection. I am now specializing in marine ecology, as a PhD student at CCMAR. I am studying marine protected areas in the European Union, describing the protection they were designed to deliver, and investigating the underlying reasons that led to these levels of protection, from the EU to the national scale, including the influence of individuals in these processes. Hopefully, my work can participate in improving the socio-ecological benefits of EU spatial protection.
What were you doing before you joined us?
I have been involved in various research projects, notably on the ecosystemic impacts of fisheries, evolutionary consequences of climate change, our perception of nature, and population monitoring in several ecosystems. I have also been involved in monitoring fieldwork and scientific mediation.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love to hike in nature, search for unknown creatures, meet people and share with others! I love to create by drawing or sewing, rocked by the soft sound of rock or rumba. I love politics, never-ending debates and getting engaged.