Yanna Alexia Fidai
Organisation: University of Southampton
Position: PhD Student
Yanna Fidai’s PhD topic explores the impact sargassum seaweed has on the livelihoods of varying communities across the Tropical Atlantic Basin.
In recent years, large floating matts and mass strandings of seaweed on beaches have affected communities in different ways with notably negative impacts on tourism, aquaculture and biodiversity. Through this research she aspires to aid communities in managing and planning for these sargassum related events.
She also aims to explore how GIS and remote sensing based methods can be utilised to support the affected communities in monitoring and management of sargassum seaweed.