Crisol Mendez

Crisol is a Mexican PhD student from El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chetumal.  Trained as a sociologist, she completed her Masters in Natural Resources and Rural Development studying the public policies of fisheries. 

With funding from Fulbright and MSC, she is working currently on her PhD project-Crime and punishment in Sian Ka’an fisheries: How successful cooperation happens in a complex local system of enforcement. She is focusing her attention on how policies (including informal rules and norms) affect collective action dilemmas involving the biophysical environment.Specifically, her study asks how cooperation between local actors (fishing cooperativesNGO’s, state agencies, academics) in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve has led to successful enforcement of rules and management of fishing resources.