Youngest Seychellois marine scientist bestowed with prestigious title | 17 July 2020
Thirty-year-old Seychellois marine scientist Ameer Ebrahim has this week been conferred his PhD Doctorate by the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, following years of tireless research in our waters.
He joins a handful of other local scientists sharing this prestigious title, including but not limited to Dr Jude Bijoux, who was one of Dr Ebrahim’s local PhD supervisors, Dr Jeanne Mortimer and Dr Barry Nourrice.
Dr Ebrahim’s research centered primarily upon herbivorous fish, specifically rabbit fish, our nation’s most targeted and consumed species. He examined their movement, ecological significance and behaviour, which he hopes shall contribute towards the effective management of this vulnerable species. His findings have been recently published in well-reputed and peer-reviewed international journals.
Mr Ebrahim is presently based with the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA), assuming the post of principal fisheries scientist. He is currently the youngest scientist to be bestowed the honour in Seychelles, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to him.