I am Anna Winter, a new PhD student at the Centre of Evolutionary and Ecological synthesis (CEES) at the University of Oslo and the Environmental Economics and Natural Resources group at Wageningen University.
My scientific interest lies in feedback effects between anthropogenic activity and natural resource dynamics in aquatic systems. In my PhD research I will focus on fisheries management in the context of climate change. With a bio-economic model I aim to investigate the interactive effects of harvesting pressure and climate variability on fish populations and its economic consequences. For example, harvesting pressure can decrease the capacity of populations to cope with other stress factors, e.g. climate change, which requires different managing approaches. Finding optimal harvesting strategies becomes even more complex when considering the fish stock to be susceptible to an Allee effect.
With my PhD research I want to find out what determines the resilience of a fish stock and what governs its renewal.