Researcher biography

Emma Arnett is currently studying a Masters of Environmental Management at The University of Queensland. Under the supervision of Dr Carissa Klein, Emma’s research project focuses on the inefficiencies of global seafood trade of like-for-like species.

Emma grew up on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, and adores all things ocean! She completed her undergraduate degrees at The University of Queensland, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology Extended Major) and a Bachelor of Business Management (Business Economics Major).

Upon graduation she interned for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Suva, Fiji, assisting in the mud crab fisheries, and understanding the role of women seafood vendors as income earning contributors in Fijian households. She then worked for an extended period on a coral restoration project in the Maldives, which included one of the largest midwater nursery projects in the country, before returning to Australia for her postgraduate studies.