Focus areas: Fisheries science, marine biology, marine ecology, conservation physiology, biological responses to climate change, marine protected areas
BERI focal point: Fisheries science
Murray joined the University of Seychelles (UniSey) in September 2022 as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environment and a research member of BERI. He holds a PhD in Fisheries Science from Rhodes University, South Africa and worked as a postdoc at Stanford and University, USA prior to joining UniSey. His research domain is the marine realm with a focus on fish and fisheries and how they respond to environmental change. Under this broad research theme, he is particularly interested in lines of enquiry that can lead to tangible management solutions that improve the sustainability of Seychelles’ blue economy. Murray has experience running multiple scientific research projects throughout sub–Saharan Africa and supervising numerous post graduate students. At UniSey he plans to build from this experience and run a dynamic research laboratory that equips the next generation of Seychellois marine scientists with the tools to succeed.