(UNESCO / Japan Young Researchers' fellowships programme)

Maria José Barragan Paladines

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Barragan Paladines Maria José Ecuador Né(e) le 20 July 1974 dans Quito, Ecuador;
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Last degree obtained: 

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John´s, Canada: PhD in Human Geography, May 2015.

Scholarly work and publications: 

Krutwa, A.; J. Denkinger, M.J. Barragán, P. Brtnik and S. Brager. Abundance and Local Migration of Humpback Whales of Ecuador. Poster and Proceedings of the XXII Conference of the European Cetacean Society. Poland, May 2005.

Alava, J.J, M.J. Barragán, C. Castro, R. Carvajal. A Note on Stranding and Entanglements of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Ecuador. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 7(2):163-168. 2005. (scientific paper).

Barragán, M.J. Who is Who? Analysis of Actors involved in Galapagos Marine Reserve Use and Management. People and the Sea VI Congress. Center for Maritime Research, MARE. Amsterdam, July 2011.

Alava, J.J., M.J. Barragán and J. Denkinger (2012). Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and the bycatch problem in a breeding ground off coastal Ecuador: A Critical Overview and Recommendations. Ocean and Coastal Management, 57:34-43.

Barragán, M.J. (2015) How do the users of the Galapagos Marine Reserve imagine it? pp. 77-82, in: Galápagos Report 2013-2014.  GNPS/CGREG/CDRS/GC. Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Barragán, M.J. and R. Chuenpagdee (2015) Governability Assessment of the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Maritime Studies Journal, 14(1):13. DOI 10.1186/s40152-015-0031-z.

Barragán, M.J. (2015) Two laws for the same fish: small-scale fisheries governance in mainland Ecuador and Galapagos Islands. Chapter 9, pp. 157-178, in: Jentoft and Chuenpagdee (Eds.) Interactive Governance for Small-scale Fisheries: Global Reflections. MARE Publication Series 13. MARE Center for Maritime Research.  Springer Verlag.

Barragán, M.J. and Kereži, V. (2015) TBTI Research Clusters Meeting. MARE ‘People and the Sea VIII’ Conference Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Too Big To Ignore Research Report. Number 10.1/2015.

Kleiber, D., Arce-Ibarra, A.M., Aylesworth, L., Barragan, M.J., Bassett H., Castrejón, M., Freed, S., Gonzales, M., Govan, H., Hines, E., Hurley, M., Isaacs, M., Johnson, A., Jones, R., Korneski, K., Léopold, M., Lewison, R., McConney, P., MorenoBãjez, M., Orren, K., Pérez, A. I. M., Plaan J., Ramirez, J., Ruperti, H., Schneider, K., Simmance, A., Simmance, F., Song, A., Vessaz, F., Whitty, T., Walsh, C. and Chuenpagdee, R. (2016). Developing a transdisciplinary fisheries course through collaboration. Too Big To Ignore Connect; Publication series number C-01/2016;

Barragán, M.J. and R. Chuenpagdee Step Zero in Galapagos Marine Reserve: how has pre-implementation influenced its present and future? Coastal Management. Under review.

What the fellow says:

"“Sustainable use of marine resources for coastal development in Ecuador entails a multidimensional approach, including, among others, appropriate management strategies, resource monitoring, stakeholder empowerment and an appropriate governance policy. Small-scale fisherfolk empowerment and institutionbuilding are alternatives for achieving sustainable outcomes in marine-biodiversity use, which concomitantly constitute the aims of this project and one of my professional challenges. The UNESCO/ Japan Research Fellowship Programme has contributed greatly to the fulfilment of both aims, as it permitted the design of a project focused on local stakeholder empowerment in order to improve the fisheries resource management approach. The honing of my professional and academic skills and the development of a theoretical framework for application to marine conservation and human development are two successful outcomes of this experience."