I am fascinated by the interactions between people and nature in small islands. Under the framework of social-ecological systems, my PhD focuses on understanding how actors (individuals, groups or organisations) and institutions respond to environmental change in islands and the conflicts that may arise. My research focuses on the Indian Ocean region, with specific interest in the Andaman Islands. I am currently a PhD candidate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), with Dakshin Foundation.
I am passionate about science communication and amplifying the role of youth in environmental decision making. Through my project Storytelling through brushstrokes, I use vibrant art and creative writing to communicate science and policy to a wider audience.
MSc Erasmus Mundus Master in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (TROPIMUNDO), Université Libre de Bruxelles/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel/ Università degli Studi di Firenze (2018)
BSc Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (CBZ), Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (2015)
- Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Ajonina, G. N., Amir, A. A., Andradi-Brown, D. A., Aziz, I., Balke, T., Poti, M.(2020). Public perceptions of mangrove forests matter for their conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 901.
- Dahdouh-Guebas, F., Hugé, J., Abuchahla, G. M., Cannicci, S., Jayatissa, L. P., Kairo, J. G., Poti, M.(2020). Reconciling nature, people and policy in the mangrove social-ecological system through the adaptive cycle heuristic. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 106942.
- Luypaert, T., Hagan, J. G., McCarthy, M. L., Poti, M. (2020). Status of marine biodiversity in the Anthropocene. In YOUMARES 9-The Oceans: Our Research, Our Future (pp. 57-82). Springer, Cham.
- Page, N. V., Poti, M., Ravikumar, K. (2016). Miliusa flaviviridis (Annonaceae), a new species from the southern Western Ghats, India. Phytotaxa, 255(2), 167-171.