Congratulations to Marina Lab member Carole White, who successfully defended her PhD thesis on November 25th in the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, U.K. Professor Katrina Brown was the external examiner.

Carole conducted primary field research on the crab fisheries of North Norfolk in the U.K., drawing on human geography, rural sociology and social-ecological systems thinking to understand how place and occupational attachment affected people's lives in the fishery.  The research, funded by the U.K.'s Center for Environment, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, intends to inform the evolving governance regime in U.K. and European fisheries in its attempts to balance ecological concerns for marine environmental health with support for coastal community well being. Carole has already published some of her PhD work in Sociologia Ruralis, as well as insightful reflections on her research methodology in the series SAGE methodological case studies. We look forward to plenty more. Congratulations Dr. White!