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Alec Moore

Dr Alec Moore

Research fellow, Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, School of Histories and Humanities Trinity College Dublin.

Research Interests

I am a marine and fisheries biologist who joined the 4OCEANS project in February 2023. Much of my research has been on sharks & rays - their biodiversity, distribution, fisheries and conservation, mostly in the Arabian region. This drew heavily on using alternative, inexpensive and often overlooked data sources (e.g. in fish markets, museums, old photographs, historical accounts of travellers), which has led to some exciting finds (discovery of two new ray species and a ‘lost’ shark species; documenting regional sawfish extinction). More recently I have been researching Welsh fisheries at Bangor University, to support their sustainable management. I am particularly interested in using historical sources to inform our understanding of how humans and marine ecosystems have interacted over longer-term time periods, and I enjoy working across disciplines. I am a member of the ICES Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries.

I will work primarliy on the 4-Oceans ERC Synergy project.