Shannon works with fishing communities in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, studying their involvement in marine resource conservation via marine protected areas, traditional management, and tourism as well as the ecological outcomes of such activities. She also studies how trust, social learning networks, and governance structures shape community involvement in marine conservation. Lastly, she is interested in developing new qualitative methods of research using film and photography.
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Shannon studies artisanal fishing communities in small island nations in South East Asia and Oceania and how they are affected by tourism, marine protected areas, conflict, social learning networks, and governance structures. She is also interested in developing new qualitative methods of research using film and photography.