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Mahatub Khan Badhon

Research Interests: My PhD research at Virginia Tech will focus on the social and ecological aspects of provisioning fisheries in the Great Lakes. Provisioning fisheries, a subset of recreational angling, fulfill the social needs and dietary needs of poor and vulnerable people, many of whom are new migrants to North American cities surrounding the Great Lakes. This research is expected to improve fisheries management by quantifying provisioning fisheries catches and their potential impacts that are currently unrecognized, and to help local policymakers understand the importance of provisioning fisheries on the lives of vulnerable citizens whose numbers are expected to increase in the future.

Advisor: Castello