Dr Ariana Lambrides
James Cook University
Ariana’s research focuses on the human palaeoecology of island and coastal settings through the study of archaeological fish remains. Her priorities have been the development of methods to improve data quality in zooarchaeological research, examining the dynamics of Indigenous fisheries across millennia, and assessing the role of people in shaping biodiversity and landscapes through time. She has been involved in field- and/or laboratory-based projects across the Pacific, including: American Samoa, Hawaiʻi, Henderson Island, Marquesas Islands, Marshall Islands, the Tuamotus, and most recently, I have extended my research interests to Australia, particularly the Queensland coast and Great Barrier Reef. Ariana received her PhD from The University of Queensland in 2017. Currently she is an ARC DECRA Fellow. As part of this project she is investigating Holocene Indigenous fisheries, specifically the dialogue between people and the local environment and how this shaped culture, landscape dynamics, and biodiversity over millennia. This research aims to provide a deep time perspective relevant to contemporary fisheries management within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.