Karly Marie Miller is a PhD student in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS) and is pursuing her degree through the UCSB Geography Department and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.
Broadly, Karly is interested in the social and ecological factors that affect marine resource use, management, and conservation in coastal communities – looking at the coastal zone as a coupled human-natural system where community and environmental health are interdependent. She is interested studying the connections that link these systems in order to identify pathways by which both conservation and human development goals may be targeted.
Within this realm of coastal marine resource use, management and conservation, Karly is focusing on the role of women and how they may differentially interact with, value, and affect the social and ecological environment of their community.
Prior to beginning her graduate studies at UC Santa Barbara in 2012, Karly received a BS in Marine Science and a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of South Carolina in 2009 and studied Geography and the Environment at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in 2011.
Grants, Awards and Distinctions:
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. 2017-2019. "Assessing the Effects of Tourism DEvelopment on Small-Scale Fisheries." Co-PI, BCS-1735886. $12,860.