Researcher biography

Ed is a PhD student working on global governance for conserving migratory shorebirds under the supervision of Rich Fuller, Tiffany Morrison, and Salit Kark. Migratory species often require vast areas spanning multiple countries to complete their life cycle. In this context, various transnational institutional arrangements have emerged with relevance to their conservation. Shorebirds in Asia-Pacific, a region that has become to be known as the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, migrate across 22 countries. Despite the existence of an international policy framework for their conservation, their populations have continued to decline. Hence, appraising the effectiveness of such arrangements is paramount to inform conservation policy and practice. I am particularly interested in understanding the implementation of bilateral agreements, the role of non-state actors, and the performance of institutional arrangements on the ground .