Women marine scientists share their stories

Yunne-Jai Shin

Senior Researcher, Institut de recherche pour le développement (France) and University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Yunne-Jai Shin is a marine ecologist who studies the effects of fishing and climate change on the biodiversity and trophic functioning of marine ecosystems. She developed the ecosystem model OSMOSE which is currently being used in several ecosystems from European, African, North and South American waters in support of an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries.

In 2007, she received the Eur-Oceans Young Scientist Award for her "Contribution to the ecosystem approach to fisheries by promoting a new class of models to explore the dynamics of ecosystems and predation processes".

She is also involved in the research on ecosystem indicators for evaluating the status of world marine ecosystems and co-leads the international UNESCO-IOC IndiSeas programme to which over 40 research institutes contribute.

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