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Daniela Lainez del Pozo

Research Title:

Articulating Sustainability and Conservation in Marine Protected Areas in Northern Peru

Contact

Department of Geography – room G14
University College London
Pearson Building
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Email: daniela.pozo.14@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44(0)7542 405243

Supervision:

Dr. Peter Jones

Dr. Caroline Garaway

 

Research

The overall aim of my research is to advance our understanding of the challenges faced by marine protected areas to achieve effective management, when conservation and sustainability objectives are addressed simultaneously. To this end I am collecting empirical data to develop case studies from two MPAs in the north coast of Peru, one government and one community-led protected area, both with conservation and sustainability management objectives.

I am taking an interdisciplinary approach to research using multiple methods from the social and natural sciences under a case study design to respond the following research questions:

  1. What are the understandings of the stakeholders of a government-led and a community-managed MPA about sustainability, conservation and the validity of MPAs? And how do these understandings and the current governance approach relate to the management effectiveness of MPAs?
  2. What wider aspects of the historical trajectories of MPAs might contribute or not to the achievement of their current management objectives?
  3. What are the challenges to achieve both conservation and sustainability objectives in a government-led MPA and a community-managed MPA and what are the perceived options to overcome these?

     

    My studies and fieldwork are funded by:

    - The Science and Technology Programme of the Peruvian Government (Unidad Coordinadora del Programa de Ciencia y Tecnología – FINCyT, Peru, fund managed by LASPAU

    Russell E. Train Fellowship of the World Wildlife Fund

    - Scott Neotropical Fund from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    Biography

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    Education

    MPhil/PhD Student in Geography at University College London. Research Working title: Articulating Sustainability and Conservation in Marine Protected Areas in Northern Peru (Supervised by Dr. Peter Jones and Dr. Caroline Garaway)

    M.Sc. Conservation (Dissertation Distinction), University College London. Dissertation title: Fifty years of crocodile surveys in Africa: a review of the surveys and population trends (Supervised by Dr. Anson Mackay and Dr. Jon Hutton)

    B.Sc. (Hons) Biology (Ecology), Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru

    Awards and Scholarships

    2015 - Scott Neotropical Fund of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    2015 - WWF Russell E. Train Fellowship

    2014 - Honourable Mention at the UCL ‘Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research Competition 2014/15’.

    2014 - ‘PhD Scholarship Abroad’ by the Science and Technology Programme of the Peruvian Government to partially fund my MPhil/PhD studies at UCL.

    2009  - Travel Grant by the University of Cambridge to present a poster of my Master’s research at the Students Conference on Conservation Science.

    2007 - Graduate Scholarship by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) awarded to fund my Masters studies at UCL.

    2007 – Academic Scholarship by the Organization for Tropical Studies to fund my academic fees for the postgraduate course Ecology of Tropical Coastal Ecosystems taught by Louisiana State University and Instituto de Ecología, Mexico.

    2007 – Post-course Research Achievement Grant by the Organization for Topical Studies to fund my Masters dissertation research.

    Selected Employment

    2011 – Present, Lecturer at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru

    Teach ‘Introduction to Oceanography’ and ‘Environmental Science’ at the Centre for American Education, accredited program of Broward College (USA) in Peru.

    2013 – Present, Film Producer and Photographer, Independent Documentary Film, Peru

    Film about artisanal line fishermen. The script won the Documentary Feature Film Prize of the Ministry of Culture to support its production.

    2012 – 2013, Consultant, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC, Indonesia, Philippines and Peru

    Managed the project ‘Potential Contribution of Small Pelagic Fish to Food Security in the Asia-Pacific Region’ of the Ocean and Fisheries Working Group of the APEC Secretariat.

    2009 – 2011, Project Manager, Amazon Conservation Association - Peru

    Managed the Biological Baseline Study of the Manu-Tambopata Conservation Corridor.

    2008  Intern, UNEP-WCMC - Cambridge, UK

    Entrusted the African Crocodile Survey Database Project as an outcome of my Master’s thesis.

    2005 – 2006, Science Teacher, San Silvestre School, Peru

    Taught Science including preparation for the external examinations of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education of the University of Cambridge.

    2004  Intern, Conservation Biology Unit of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

    Surveyed the Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humbodlti) population in Peru as part of the annual census of the Species Survival Plan of Brookfield Zoo.

     

    Publications

    Books

    Lainez del Pozo, D. (2015) (ed.) Manu-Tambopata Corridor: Biological Baseline Study. 1st Edition. Madre de Dios, Perú: Amazon Conservation Association ACCA.

    Journal Articles

    Hesp, P., Martinez, M.L., Miot Da Silva, G., Rodriguez-Revelo, N., Gutierrez, E., Humanes, A., Lainez, D., Montaño, I., Palacios, V., Quesada, A., Storero, L., Gonzalez Trilla, G., Trochine, C. (2011). Transgressive Dunefield Landforms and Vegetation Associations, Doña Juana, Veracruz, Mexico. EarthSurface Processes and Landforms, 36 (3): 285-295. doi: 10.1002/esp.2035.

    Reports

    Lainez del Pozo, D. (2013) Potential Contribution of Small Pelagic Fish to Food Security within the Asia-Pacific Region. Final Report of Project 2010A. Singapore: Ocean and Fisheries Working Group of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. [Online] Available from: http://www.apip-apec.com/pe/plan/2014/03/25/files/Peru_ActionPlan_report.pdf

    Lainez, D. (ed.)(2012) Manu—Tambopata Corridor: Biological Baseline Study. Technical Report for the Amazon Conservation Association ACCA, Madre de Dios, Peru. Unpublished.

    Lainez del Pozo, D. (2009) Annual Internal Report of the Manu-Tambopata Conservation Corridor Project, to Funders Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Madre de Dios Perú: Amazon Conservation Association. Unpublished.

    Lainez del Pozo, D. (2004) Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus Humboldti) Annual Census 2004. Report presented to Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru, as a requirement to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Biology. Unpublished.

    Masters Thesis Publications

    Hutton, J. and D. Lainez (2010) The Crocodile Survey Database. [Online] Available from: www.crocsurveys.net

    Lainez, D. (2008) Fifty years of crocodile surveys in Africa: A review of the methodologies and population trends. Thesis submitted for the Degree of MSc to University College London in 2008.

    Conference Proceedings

    Lainez, D. (2012) Biological Assessment of the Manu-Tambopata Conservation Corridor, inputs for the analysis of landscape ecological connectivity. Abstracts of Talks, 1st Regional Congress of Research and Biological Monitoring in Protected Areas. May 2012. Madre de Dios, Perú: Ministry of the Environment.

    Lainez, D. (2011) Biodiversity Rapid Assessment of the Manu-Tambopata Corridor. Abstracts of Talks of the III Symposium of Research and Biological Monitoring in Protected Areas of Madre de Dios. Universidad Andina del Cusco, May 2011. Madre de Dios, Perú: Amazon Conservation Association.

    Lainez, D. and Trujillo C. (2010) Finding the way from Manu to Madidi National Park: feasibility study of a conservation corridor to mitigate the impacts of the Interoceanic Highway in Amazonia. Abstracts of Talks of the Students Conference on Conservation Science. University of Cambridge, 23-25 March 2010. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

    Lainez, D. (2009) Fifty years of crocodile surveys in Africa: A review of the methodologies and population trends. Abstracts of Posters of the Student Conference on Conservation Science. University of Cambridge, 24-26 March 2009 Cambridge: University of Cambridge

    Apaza, M., Valqui, J., Mangel, J., Perret, J.P., Laínez, D., Roca, M., Alfaro, J., Santillán, L., Rivera, G., Ontón, K., Castañeda, C., Munemura, G., Tovar, A. (2005) Population Density and Threats Analysis of Marine Otters Lontra felina (Molina 1972) in the Central and Southern Coast of Peru. Book of Abstracts of the 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. San Diego, CA, USA, 12-16 December 2005. San Diego, CA: Society of Marine Mammalogy.