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  1. Al-Abdulrazzak, D 2012. Shifting baselines alter the public's perception of the environment. Tropical Connections: Facts about south Florida's marine environment
  2. Al-Abdulrazzak, D 2012. There has been a loss of megafauna from south Florida waters. Tropical Connections: Facts about south Florida's marine environment
  3. Al-Abdulrazzak, D. and D. Pauly 2012. Tidal Trappings: Estimating the Persian Gulf weir fishery using Google Earth. In Review
  4. Al-Abdulrazzak, D. And S.C. Trombulak 2012. Classifying levels of protection in marine protected areas. Marine Policy 36 576-582 [ Link ]
  5. Al-Abdulrazzak, D. M.L.D. Palomares, and D. Pauly 2012. Gaining perspective on what we've lost: The reproducibility of encoded accounts in historical ecology.. PLoS One 7(8): e43386 [ Link ]


Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak


Web page: http://www.seaaroundus.org
Research area: Ecology
Supervisor: D. Pauly
History: B.A. Middlebury College, VT, USA (Environmental Studies & Conservation Biology)

Historical data are essential in fisheries management and conservation, especially for species which suffered significant population declines prior to ecological data collection. Shifting ecological baselines have resulted in lowered expectations for the natural abundances of marine animals and the ecosystem services they provide. My work within historical marine ecology aims to integrate historical data into traditional ecological analyses in order to better understand the long-term trajectories of ecosystem change and human activity in the Persian Gulf. I will be compiling data from a variety of historical documents and archaeological records on the location and abundance of key organisms (sharks, dugongs, sea turtles, pearl oysters, etc.) to determine links between the social history of the Gulf and its changing marine ecosystems. Furthermore, I will be creating an Ecopath model to assess recovery and conservation targets, and evaluate management scenarios and trade-offs on an ecosystem-scale.



UBC International Partial Tuition Scholarship

For Research


University of British Columbia Faculty of Science Scholarship

For Research


University of British Columbia Faculty of Science Graduate Award

For Research


University of British Columbia Graduate Entrance Scholarship


Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship

Last updated 17 September 2015