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Miss Yanna Alexia Fidai BSc, MSc

Postgraduate Research Student

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Yanna is a Postgraduate Research Student within the School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.


Research interests

Yanna has a keen interest in areas where physical and human geography overlap, in particular how the physical world interacts with anthropogenic communities. This interest is the foundation and focus of her research.

Yanna’s PhD topic explores the impact sargassum seaweed has on the livelihoods of varying communities across the Tropical Atlantic Basin. In recent years, large floating matts and mass strandings of seaweed on beaches have affected communities in different ways with notably negative impacts on tourism, aquaculture and biodiversity. Through this research she aspires to aid communities in managing and planning for these sargassum related events. She also aims to explore how GIS and remote sensing based methods can be utilised to support the affected communities in monitoring and management of sargassum seaweed.

Title of PhD: The assessment of the spatial and temporal distribution and impact of Sargassum seaweed across the tropical Atlantic basin

Supervised by: Prof Jadu Dash and Prof Emma Tompkins

Jointly funded by Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) and Geography and Environmental Sciences

Research projects

Associated with SARTRAC

Research group

Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation

Affiliate research group

Environmental Change and Sustainability (ECaS)

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Yanna demonstrates on GIS-based undergraduate modules such as GEOG2010.

Miss Yanna Alexia Fidai
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