Bryce Risley

Education:  Seeking dual MS Marine Policy, Marine Biology

BS Geography and Environmental Studies – University of New Mexico (2014)

Advisor:  Dr. Aaron Strong (adjunct), Nishad Jayasundara, Joshua Stoll

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Location:  209 Libby Hall

Research:   The crux of my research is in understanding the adaptive capacity and resiliency of the marine ornamental species trade (marine aquarium trade supply chain). This includes aquaculture and physiology research, aiming to understand adaptive traits in reef fish. My work is geographically focused on coastal fishing communities in Sri Lanka, and domestically on marine aquarium trade importers in Los Angeles, California.

Theoretical and practical themes in my work include: Sustainability, aquaculture, coral reef ecology, political ecology, geography, livelihoods and human dimensions, adaptation, physiology, supply chain infrastructure, ethnography, fishery management, phenomenology, storytelling.