Leticia Maria Cavole
"I consider myself a fisheries biologist aiming to integrate basic ecology and population dynamics into the management of fisheries resources. "
During her undergraduate in Oceanography, Leticia worked with fish population dynamics through the use of ear bones (otoliths) to analyze how fish grow under different habitat conditions in the South of Brazil. She also investigated the impact of historical fishing on their populations. Leticia has traveled to the Amazon to investigate the illegality of the trade of its most emblematic fish species Arapaima spp. and later worked in a federal government agency to analyze fisheries crimes of the industrial sector in the South of Brazil. Her Master’s research in Biological Oceanography developed a new approach to studying age and growth of hake. Looking ahead to her PhD studies at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, She is now interested in studying the ecology of tropical fishes of commercial relevance to be able to integrate scientific information into the development of public policy and fisheries management.