Kimberly Samson

Teaching Assistant

Phone: (+679) 323 1856 /(+679) 922 7253


Office: M240B


Kimberly is a Teaching Assistant in the Marine Studies division. She holds a PADI Open Water Divers Certificate and has over five years of field experience in fish data collection, reef and seagrass surveying, as well as aquarium based research.

Educational Background/ Qualifications:

Master of Science (Marine Science), The University of the South Pacific

Post Graduate Diploma (Marine Science), The University of the South Pacific

Bachelor of Science (Marine Science), The University of the South Pacific


Kimberly has recently completed her Master of Science (Marine Science) degree at USP which focused on the Aquaculture potential of an endemic Fijian fish species.

Research Interests:

Aquaculture and Fish Biology


20th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference Student Conference on Conservation Science, New York, USA.

Publications & Presentations:

Dutra, L., Balawa, A., Tanoada, M., Levu, A., Ferreira, M., Brown, K., Chand, N., Lovo, S., Lavaki, K., Naboutuiloma, G., Samson, K., Varea, R., Thompson, J., Sporne, I., Cansiso, D., Motson, M., van Putten, I., Tawake, A., Sokowaqanilotu, E., and Hills, J. 2017. A collaborative approach to integrate science into traditional management of coral reefs in Navakavu, Fiji. Presented at the 10th Indo‐Pacific Fish Conference (2‐6 October 2017), Tahiti, French Polynesia.

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