Reniel B. Cabral, Ph.D. 


Postdoctoral Researcher
Sustainable Fisheries Group
Bren School of Environmental Science and Management & Marine Science Institute
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

Past: National Institute of Physics & Marine Science Institute
University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines

h-index: 12

Field of Research: Theoretical Applied Ecology, Marine Ecology, Conservation Biology, Ecosystem Services, Ecological Modeling, Agent-based Modeling, Global Fisheries, Coastal Governance, Indonesian and Philippine Fisheries

Current Research Interest
  • Ecosystem Services Trade-off Analysis
  • Fishing strategies before and after the implementation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
  • MPA Network
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Global Fisheries
  • Indonesian Fisheries

Work experience: 
Worked on various projects as consultant or researcher for over 7 years. Partner agencies include Asian Development Bank, Rare-Philippines, Conservation International-Philippines, and World Fish Center.

Reviewer, Ecological Modelling     (7)
Reviewer, Biological Conservation (7)
Reviewer, Fisheries Research (1)
Reviewer, Society & Natural Resources (1)
Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Management (1)
Reviewer, Scientia Marina (1)
Reviewer, Ecological Economics (1)

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (2014)
National Institute of Physics
University of the Philippines Diliman
GWA: 1.0/1.0
Gawad Chanselor Natatanging Mag-aaral [Chancellor's Award - Outstanding Student] (UP Diliman)
Most Outstanding PhD Physics Graduate
Most Outstanding PhD Graduate, College of Science
Edgardo Gomez Award for Best Dissertation Research

Master of Science in Physics (2011)

University of the Philippine Diliman
Most Outstanding MS Physics Graduate
Most Outstanding MS Graduate, College of Science
Scholarship: Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development
Bachelor of Science in Physics (2009)
University of the Philippine Diliman
Cum laude
Scholarship: Department of Science and Technology Scholarship

High School: Zamboanga National High School West, Zamboanga City (Salutatorian)
Elementary: J-Jireh Yellow Beach School, Zamboanga City (With Honors)
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