Beneath the surface: Public perception of fish biodiversity

Sophia Kochalski

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

I am a sociologist and fisheries scientist. I recently obtained my PhD at the University of Liverpool, UK, for working on conflict and sustainability issues in small-scale fisheries. Currently, I am employed in an EU project looking at the human dimension of migratory fish restoration and enhancement projects in Europe.


Freshwater ecosystems and their associated fish fauna are threatened worldwide. Their restoration and protection are determined by decisions made by society, which in turn depend on the ideas or perceptions that people have of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sophia Kochalski (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries)
  2. Carsten Riepe (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries)
  3. Marie Fujitani (Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research)
  4. Øystein Aas (Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA)
  5. Robert Arlinghaus (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries)

Topic Areas

Topics: Engaging with the Public , Topics: Communication and Education , Topics: Discourses about Wildlife


W-1A » Informing Fisheries Management (08:00 - Wednesday, 20th September, Assembly Hall A)

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