Dr Stephanie D'Agata is currently a postdoctoral fellow for the Blue Justice project funded by French Foundation for the Biodiversity (FRB) and the Center for the Analysis and Synthesis of Biodiversity (CESAB) in Montpellier.
For the past 12 years, Stephanie's research investigates human-environment interactions in coastal socio-ecosystems, with the overall objective of identifying solutions leading to the conservation of these ecosystems, while ensuring sustainability and human well-being. She uses an interdisciplinary approach integrating community and functional ecology, conservation biology, biogeography, fisheries science, and human ecology to characterize human-environment interactions in coastal ecosystems, particularly in the context of artisanal and subsistence fisheries.
Her approach considers the interweaving of both ecological and socio-economic scales to better understand socio-ecological systems. In practice, she integrates empirical data from ecological, environmental, fisheries, and socio-economic observations coupled with statistical modeling tools to assess direct and indirect associations between multi-scale determinants of coastal socio-ecosystem dynamics.
Stephanie D’agata, Center of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, French National Centre for Scientific Research