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Danika Kleiber

Danika Kleiber

Research Fellow

James Cook University


Danika is a Research Fellow in Small-scale Fisheries Resilience and Equity at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and WorldFish. Danika has woven together her background in women’s studies and biology, which has led her to specialize in socio-ecological research approaches to natural resource management. She is particularly interested in applied research related to gender, small-scale fisheries, and participatory governance.

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Kleiber, D, Cohen, P, Gomese, C & McDougall C. 2019. Gender integrated research for development in Pacific coastal fisheries. WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia.

Mangubhai S., Donato-Hunt C. and Kleiber D. 2019. Module 3: Monitoring evaluation and learning. In: Barclay K., Leduc B., Mangubhai S. and Donato-Hunt C. (eds.). Pacific handbook for gender equity and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture. Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia. 11 p.

Kleiber, D, Harris, L & Vincent, AC. 2018. Gender and Marine Protected Areas: A case study of Danajon Bank, Philippines. Maritime Studies, 17: 107.

Kleiber, D & Leong, K. 2018. Cultural Fishing in American Samoa. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. Administrative Report H-18-03.

Kleiber, D, Kotowicz, D & Hospital, J. 2018. Applying National Community Social Vulnerability Indicators to Fishing Communities in the Pacific Island Region. Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC-65.

Kleiber, D, Frangoudes, K, et al. 2017. Promoting Gender Equity and Equality Through the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Experiences from Multiple Case Studies. In: The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Global Implementation (Eds: Jentoft, S, Chuenpagdee, R, Paladines, MJB & Franz, N.) Amsterdam, Springer Nature. 737-787.

Hunter, LM, Castro, J, Kleiber, D & Hutchens, K. 2016. Swimming and gendered vulnerabilities: evidence from the Northern and Central Philippines. Society & Natural resources, 29: 380-385.

Branch, T & Kleiber, D. 2015. Should we call them fishers or fishermen? Fish and Fisheries, 18: 114-127.

Kleiber, D, Harris, L & Vincent, AC. 2015. Gender and small-scale fisheries: a case for counting women and beyond. Fish & Fisheries, 16: 547-562.

Kleiber, D, Harris, L & Vincent, AC. 2014. Improving fisheries estimates by including women’s catch in the Central Philippines. CJFAS, 71: 1–9.

Selgrath, J, Kleiber, D & O’Donnell, K. 2014. Understanding tradeoffs in fishers decision making: Catch, distance, and safety influence where fishers fish. In: Enhancing Stewardship in Small-Scale Fisheries: Practices and Perspectives (Eds: McConney, P, Medeiros, R & Pena, M). CERMES technical Report No. 73: 36-45.

Kleiber, D, Blight, L, Caldwell, I & Vincent, AC. 2010. The importance of seahorses and pipefishes in the diet of marine animals. Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries, 20: 1-19.


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