Peter A Waldie
Pete is a PhD candidate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. After completing his undergraduate degree at The University of Queensland in 2009, a serendipitous voyage on a traditional sailing canoe in Papua New Guinea sparked his interest in Melanesian kustom and customary management. His current work is focused on commercially important grouper in Papua New Guinea – reconciling relevant biological (e.g. larval dispersal and home range) and social (e.g. customary tenure and fishing patterns) scales for management. He works closely with research institutions, NGOs, government and local communities, to inform tangible in-the-water conservation work. Pete is advised by Glenn Almany, Joshua Cinner, Richard Hamilton and John Pandolfi.