FRENCH TALKS: From Paris To Setiu

Date: 22 Oct 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur

A talk about understanding the reality of climate change among coastal fishers by Dr. Jarina Mohd Jani.

Dr. Jarina Mohd Jani (PhD)
Head of Setiu Wetlands Field Research Station
Institute of Tropical Biology and Sustainable Development
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

Research Interest

After years of working on various projects that involved environmental management and nature conservation with all levels of stakeholders - from international agencies to national policy makers, down to local communities - I decided to join the academia in 2005 with hope to contribute towards closing the gap that I found to exist between what is called “real” sciences and social sciences in these important fields.

Since then, my work has concentrated on the application of social science in biodiversity-related research to support sensitive ecosystem management and sustainable development. I have experience and on-going research interests in Ecosystems Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in coastal areas as well as in Marine Protected Areas, focusing on human ecology, biodiversity conservation, and societal benefits. My role in the School of Marine and Environmental Sciences of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu is to promote and assist in the integration of social sciences into oceanographic and environmental researches, with hope to one day see a strong community of marine social scientists established in Malaysia.


  • Introduction to the Paris Agreement- the product of  post Kyoto Protocol era

  • Introduction to ocean acidification (OA): the natural science perspective

  • The human dimensions of OA- a case study on Setiu fisherfolks

  • Challenges and opportunities in gaining public support towards combatting OA and Climate Change

Event brought to you by: Embassy of France in Malaysia, Alliance Francaise de KL

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