Emily Gibson

Emily Gibson
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PhD Student
Primary research group: 
Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Monash University) Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Monash University) Master of Environmental Law (ANU) Master of International Development (RMIT)


After completing her undergraduate studies in environmental science and law, Emily worked for a state government environmental agency on a range of wildlife, land management and regulatory issues.


In 2013, pursuing an interest in international development and environmental issues, Emily began a two year AVID assignment with a small environmental agency on the island State of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia.  There she supported local staff and communities to improve management of near shore coastal resources and mangrove forests and was pleased to provide technical support and encouragement in the finalisation of the first conservation easement in Micronesia, protecting the last remaining stand of a unique Terminalia fresh water wetland.


Emily commenced a PhD in early 2016, investigating the contribution of small-scale fishing activities to livelihoods and food and nutrition security in rural coastal communities in eastern Indonesia.

People I work with

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Assoc Prof Natasha Stacey
Natural resources-based livelihoods, Associate Professor
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Dr. Abu Nasar Abdullah
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Frances Every
Alumni - PhD Student
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Julian Gorman
Research Fellow
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Indrawati Y. Asmara
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Luke Preece
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Dr. Bronwyn Myers
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Nick Hogarth
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Nick Smith
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Ria Fitriana
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Dr Sarah Hobgen
Research Associate
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Prof. Owen Stanley
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Kamal Melvani
PhD Student
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Ronju Ahammad
PhD Candidate (Forest Science)
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Dirk Steenbergen
Post-doctoral Fellow (NAMRA)
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Pia Harkness
PhD Student
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Frederika Rambu Ngana
PhD student
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Hannah Ling
PhD Student
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Dr Lisa Petheram
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Sam Pickering
Research Associate
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Kim Hunnam
PhD Student
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Gianna Bonis-Profumo
PhD Candidate