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Dr Gaya Gnanalingam

Contact detailsGaya Gnanalingam

Office 310 Castle Street, room 149
Tel +64 3 479 5369
Email gaya.gnanalingam@otago.ac.nz

Academic qualifications

BSc (Zoology) LLB, Otago
MSc (Ecology), Otago
PhD (Ecological Sciences), Old Dominion University (USA)

Research interests

My primary research interests are in fisheries restoration and management for long term sustainability. I integrate a number of research areas, including stock enhancement, marine ecology, marine policy, fisheries regulation, and indigenous knowledge, and pair scientific methods (empirical field observations, laboratory experimentation, and computer modelling) with policy analysis and legislative review.

I am also a member of the Coastal People: Southern Skies collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to rebuild coastal ecosystems.

Coastal People: Southern Skies

Restoring kai moana

Courses

Current students

  • Louise Bennett-Jones, PhD: Pāua (Haliotis iris) in the East Otago Taiāpure: Assessment, restoration, and management
  • Lucy Coyle, PhD: State of kōura (Crayfish, Jasus edwardsii) on the North Otago Coastline
  • Finn Ryder, PhD: Drivers of population dynamics and fishery status of pāua (Haliotis iris)

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Publications

Gnanalingam, G., Pritchard, D. W., Richards, D. K., Subritzky, P., Flack, B., & Hepburn, C. D. (2021). Local management to support local fisheries: Rahui (temporary closure) and bag limits for blackfoot abalone (Haliotis iris) in southern New Zealand. Aquatic Conservation, 31, 2320-2333. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3662

Bennett-Jones, L., Gnanalingam, G., Flack, B., Scott, N., Pritchard, D., Moller, H., & Hepburn, C. (2021). Translocation of black foot pāua (Haliotis iris) in a customary fishery management area: Transformation from top-down management to kaitiakitanga (local guardianship) of a cultural keystone. Pacific Conservation Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/PC20058

Gnanalingam, G., Gaff, H., & Butler, IV, M. J. (2020). Conserving spawning stocks through harvest slot limits and no-take protected areas. Conservation Biology, 34(6), 1492-1502. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13535

Kough, A. S., Belak, C. A., Paris, C. B., Lundy, A., Cronin, H., Gnanalingam, G., … Stoner, A. W. (2019). Ecological spillover from a marine protected area replenishes an over-exploited population across an island chain. Conservation Science & Practice, 1(3), e17. doi: 10.1111/csp2.17

Gnanalingam, G., Butler IV, M. J., Matthews, T. R., Hutchinson, E., & Kilada, R. (2019). Directly ageing the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus with validated band counts from gastric mill ossicles. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 76(2), 442-451. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsy177

Bennett-Jones, L., Gnanalingam, G., Flack, B., Scott, N., Pritchard, D., Moller, H., & Hepburn, C. (2021). Translocation of black foot pāua (Haliotis iris) in a customary fishery management area: Transformation from top-down management to kaitiakitanga (local guardianship) of a cultural keystone. Pacific Conservation Biology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/PC20058

Journal - Research Article

Gnanalingam, G., Pritchard, D. W., Richards, D. K., Subritzky, P., Flack, B., & Hepburn, C. D. (2021). Local management to support local fisheries: Rahui (temporary closure) and bag limits for blackfoot abalone (Haliotis iris) in southern New Zealand. Aquatic Conservation, 31, 2320-2333. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3662

Journal - Research Article

Gnanalingam, G., Gaff, H., & Butler, IV, M. J. (2020). Conserving spawning stocks through harvest slot limits and no-take protected areas. Conservation Biology, 34(6), 1492-1502. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13535

Journal - Research Article

Gnanalingam, G., Butler IV, M. J., Matthews, T. R., Hutchinson, E., & Kilada, R. (2019). Directly ageing the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus with validated band counts from gastric mill ossicles. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 76(2), 442-451. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsy177

Journal - Research Article

Kough, A. S., Belak, C. A., Paris, C. B., Lundy, A., Cronin, H., Gnanalingam, G., … Stoner, A. W. (2019). Ecological spillover from a marine protected area replenishes an over-exploited population across an island chain. Conservation Science & Practice, 1(3), e17. doi: 10.1111/csp2.17

Journal - Research Article

Gnanalingam, G., & Butler IV, M. J. (2018). An examination of reproductive senescence and parental effects in the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus. Bulletin of Marine Science, 94(3), 675-697. doi: 10.5343/bms.2017.1118

Journal - Research Article

Gnanalingam, G., & Butler IV, M. J. (2018). Application of a non-invasive technique for estimating clutch size in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 38(1), 124-127. doi: 10.1093/jcbiol/rux093

Journal - Research Article

Gnanalingam, G., & Butler IV, M. J. (2018). Examining the relationship between size and feeding preferences in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) (Decapoda: Achelata: Palinuridae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 38(2), 245-249. doi: 10.1093/jcbiol/rux122

Journal - Research Article

Butler, IV, M. J., Macdiarmid, A., & Gnanalingam, G. (2015). The effect of parental size on spermatophore production, egg quality, fertilization success, and larval characteristics in the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72(Suppl. 1), i115-i123. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv015

Journal - Research Article

Gnanalingam, G., & Hepburn, C. (2015). Flexibility in temporary fisheries closure legislation is required to maximise success. Marine Policy, 61, 39-45. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.06.033

Journal - Research Article

Gnanalingam, G. (2011). Reproductive potential of Paüa, Haliotis iris and models for sustainable customary harvesting using mätauranga. Proceedings of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) Conference: Understanding, Managing, and Conserving our Marine Environment. (pp. 38). Retrieved from http://nzmss.org/assets/Conference/NZMSS2011AbstractsPosterPresentations.pdf

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Blackwell, G., Haggerty, M., Burns, S., Davidson, L., Gnanalingam, G., & Moller, H. (2006). Cleaner streams and improved stream health on North Island dairy and South Island sheep/beef farms. Commissioned by Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability. ARGOS. 98p. Retrieved from http://www.argos.org.nz/pdf_files/Research_Report_06_03_Stream_Health.pdf

Commissioned Report for External Body

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