Shane Abeare, MSc.

Shane Abeare, MSc.

Ph.D. Candidate and Researcher




Educational Background:
B.Sc., University of Michigan-Flint
M.Sc., University of Pretoria in South Africa
M.Sc., Louisiana State University

Research Interests:

Shane Abeare is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He earned a B.Sc. in biology, with a chemistry minor, from the University of Michigan-Flint. After working and volunteering with the Peace Corps. in West Africa, Shane earned an M.Sc. in African Mammalogy at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. After graduating, he worked a couple of years in wildlife conservation, and realized the need that exists for fisheries-trained marine conservationists. After returning from Africa, Shane earned an M.Sc. in Oceanography and Coastal Science, with a statistics minor, from Louisiana State University, and is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of New Orleans. For his Ph.D. research, he will be addressing coastal fisheries management issues on the coasts of Madagascar. In particular, he will be assessing the state/productivity of the artisanal coral reef fisheries, and the connectivity of the stocks from the different regions of the Malagasy coastline.