William Arlidge


Research focus

Diagnosis and management of small-scale fisheries,
information flow and social network analysis,
fisheries bycatch mitigation

Curriculum vitae

Since October 2020

  • OXBER research associate (current post); University of Oxford & Humboldt-University zu Berlin

January 2016 - April 2020

  • D.Phil. Zoology University of Oxford, Pembroke College

December 2013 - December 2015

  • Technical Advisor, Department of Conservation, New Zealand

April 2012 - November 2013

  • Science Officer, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

April 2010 - April 2011

  • Australasian 2010 Rolex Scholar, Our-World Underwater Scholarship Society

January 2008 - January 2012

  • M.Sc. Marine Biology, First Class Honours, Victoria of Wellington

July 2005 - December 2007

  • B.Sc. Marine Biology, Ecology & Biodiversity, Victoria of Wellington


Three important scientific discoveries and associated papers

Arlidge WNS, Bull JW, Addison PFE, Burgass MJ, Gianuca D, Gorham TM, et al. (2018). A Global Mitigation Hierarchy for Nature Conservation. BioScience 68, 336–347. doi:10.1093/biosci/biy029. Editor’s choice April 2018.

Arlidge, WNS, Squires D, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Booth H, Mangel J, Milner-Gulland EJ. (2020). A mitigation hierarchy approach for managing sea turtle captures in small-scale fisheries. Frontiers in Marine Science 7, 49. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00049.

Arlidge WNS, Alfaro-Shigueto J, Ibañez-Erquiaga B, Mangel J, Squires D, Milner-Gulland EJ. (2020). Evaluating Elicited Judgements of Turtle Captures for Data-limited Fisheries Management. Conservation Science and Practice, e181. doi: 10.1111/CSP2.181