Tuesday 5. March 2019

Ever wondered what to do with a degree in Resource Management?

This is Ellyn Davidson, an aspiring marine ecologist from Canada who is passionate about the Arctic. She graduated in 2016 from the Coastal and Marine Management Program at UW with a Master of Resource Management (MRM).

PhD. degree at the University of Windsor

Ellyn wants to advance scientific input in decision making and in conserving biodiversity. She is currently working on her PhD. degree at the Hussey Lab at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, where she is harnessing spatial data to strengthen the management of arctic offshore fisheries. Her objective is to estimate the full spatial footprint of offshore fishing to aid in the sustainable management of stocks and to minimize impacts to the broader ecosystem. Her focus is on movements of the Greenland halibut. Her research may help foster the creation of spatiotemporal specific areas where fishing could take place and where fishing should be restricted.

A Solid Preparation at the University Centre

During her studies at UW she took several courses that prepared her well for her current career. She attained comprehensive skills in GIS, Marine Spatial Planning, Fisheries Management, and Economics and Policy to name a few. The courses at the University Centre are condensed into intensive sessions allowing students to focus on one subject at the time.

Her masters thesis research was on spatial distribution of subpolar cetaceans in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait (Supervisor: Dr. Steve Ferguson, DFO). Students at UW develop their thesis topic in close cooperation with the faculty and staff, but their projects are shaped by the students' ideas and interests, allowing for a broad array of research that can be conducted anywhere in the world.

The coastal and marine management program is multidisciplinary and prepares students for a career in research and academia or for diverse positions in both the public and private sectors. So good news, you have a fine choice of career paths with a degree in natural Resource Management.


This is Ellyn Davidson, an aspiring marine ecologist from Canada who is passionate about the Arctic. She graduated in 2016 from the Coastal and Marine Management Program at UW
This is Ellyn Davidson, an aspiring marine ecologist from Canada who is passionate about the Arctic. She graduated in 2016 from the Coastal and Marine Management Program at UW
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