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Born and raised on a farm in Zimbabwe I was quick to develop a passion for the natural environment. Arriving at Rhodes University in 2013 to study a BSc, I began to realize the state of local and global fisheries and the negative influence our exponentially growing population is having on them. This is what has driven me to pursue a career as a fisheries scientist. I’m passionate about providing research that will allow for the sustainable use of our oceans whilst simultaneously allowing people to benefit from marine resources.

Mike Skeeles

Masters Student

Rhodes University

Research interests

Fisheries management, physiology, conservation, climate change, bio-logger technology, marine protected areas

Current research

How does fisheries-induced evolution influence the resilience of red roman Chrysoblephus laticeps to climate stressors?

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