Dr Jeffrey Mangel
Darwin Research Fellow/ProDelphinus Research Co-coordinator


I am a conservation biologist working at the Peruvian non-governmental organization ProDelphinus and as a Darwin Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. My research interests centre around understanding the interactions of Peruvian fisheries with threatened and endangered marine fauna, including sea turtles, seabirds, small cetaceans and sharks. This includes multi-disciplinary work to understand the spatial and temporal distributions of species and their population status; fisheries monitoring and management; and bycatch mitigation research and experimentation. This work requires the use of a wide range of techniques including onboard observer monitoring, satellite tracking, bycatch mitigation technology trials and Rapid Assessment surveying. My work always includes strong educational and awareness raising components and emphasizes working with local stakeholders to promote long term sustainability. I also maintain active studies of the marine otter. Additional interests include conservation and management of Hawaiian monk seals and hawksbill sea turtles.

I have extensive international research experience including in the United States, Peru, Costa Rica, Suriname, Chile, and Palau. My work to date has resulted in numerous published as well as other reports, book chapters and conference presentations.

Broad research specialisms:

Ecology and conservation of threatened and endangered marine fauna, including sea turtles, seabirds and marine mammals and interactions with fisheries, primarily small-scale fisheries. My work is very much applied research focused on understanding the overlaps between human and natural systems and identifying and implementing solutions that allow for the long-term sustainability of these animal populations and fisheries.


  • PhD Biological Science, University of Exeter, 2012
  • MEM Coastal Environmental Management, Duke University, 2003
  • MSc Environmental Science, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1997
  • BA Political Science & Sociology, Bucknell University, 1994

Contact details

AddressDaphne du Maurier Building
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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