John Bohorquez, Ph.D. candidate, wins 2019 Evan R. Liblit Memorial Graduate Scholarship ($4,000)

John, who is co-advised by Ellen Pikitch and Anthony Dvarskas, blends a finance and economics background with marine science and conservation, with a particular focus on the economics and financing of marine protected areas.



He uses both remote and case study-based research toward developing a replicable tool to analyze financial risk and potential alternative strategies for marine protected areas, the majority of which have insufficient funds to be effectively managed and enforced.


He is also working on a project assessing marine protected areas in China and evaluating other ecosystem services such as shellfish abundance in Long Island Sound.