Fellowship institution:University of Maryland, College Park
Project Title:Understanding Decisions to Participate in Oyster Aquaculture in Maryland-Implications of Livelihood Diversification on Resilience
Adriane Michaelis is a Ph.D. student in the Anthropology program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of Dr. Jen Shaffer’s lab, Knowledge, Response, and Adaptation to Environmental Change. Broadly, Adriane’s research interests emphasize local community inclusion in natural resource management. Her dissertation work focuses on the development of oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay, the composition and motivation of those currently involved in Maryland’s oyster harvest (wild and aquaculture), and future considerations related to oyster aquaculture and management. Adriane received a B.S. in anthropology-zoology from the University of Michigan and a M.S. in marine biology from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Before starting her dissertation work with Maryland’s watermen and oyster growers, Adriane dove from and captained a dive research vessel while monitoring Maryland’s restored oyster reefs.
For more information, check out Adriane’s research blog on the UMD blog site.