Sahir Advani

PhD Candidate


I joined the Policy and Ecosystem Restoration in Fisheries (PERF) research unit at the UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) in September 2014. My research intends to understand how cultural differences, settlement history and involvement in fishing 1) affect the values that communities ascribe to marine resources, 2) influence resource sustainability, and 3) impact vulnerability of social-ecological systems to globalization and commoditization. Before starting my PhD, I worked at a not-for-profit private research organization, Dakshin Foundation, India, between 2011 and 2014. While at Dakshin, I co-authored policy briefs concerning the management of apex predator fisheries in India and studied the grouper fishery of the Andaman Islands in India.

Recent Publications

Jaini M., Advani S., Shanker K., Oommen M.A., Namboothri N.N. 2017. History, culture, infrastructure and export markets shape fisheries and reef accessibility in India’s contrasting oceanic islands. Environmental Conservation. Doi: 10.1017/S037689291700042X

Advani S., Rix L., Aherne D., El Alwany M., Bailey D. 2015. Distance from a fishing community explains fish abundance in a no-take zone with weak compliance. Plos One. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126098