Jimlea Nadezhda Mendoza

I am daughter of a fisherman and a public school teacher, recipient of PhD scholarship in Environmental Sciences at Ca Foscari University of Venice (Italy). The master’s degree scholarship from the same university, the bachelor degree in Environmental Science and Management program I took at Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry in Vietnam, the internship at Sriwijaya University in Palembang Indonesia, previous work experiences as Project Research Associate at the University of the Philippines Los Banos keep me motivated to contribute in achieving more knowledge in these areas towards achieving sustainable resource management practices starting from local fishing communities level thereby servicing for the environmental management and protection efforts of the Philippines. The scholarships I received provide me an interdisciplinary approach as one of the citizens from a developing country to experience global education, to be able to help my home country in building successful collaborations with experts from across the world hence ensuring the presence of future functioning freshwater bodies with the integration of local people in managing the resources where knowledge will be co-created towards achieving sustainable solutions for environmental challenges of the Philippines and in the ASEAN region that are facing similar challenges.

Research lines

Local ecological knowledge (LEK) of fisherfolks regarding the freshwater resources including Lagoon of Venice (Italy) and Laguna lake (Philippines).


  • “Wild fish are a blessing”: changes in fishing practices and folk fish cuisine around Laguna Lake, Northern Philippines. J. Ethn. Food 8, 31 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42779-021-00106-3
  • Fishers’ perspectives: the drivers behind the decline of fish catch in Laguna Lake, Philippines. Authors: Jimlea Nadezhda Mendoza; Baiba Prūse; Giulia Mattalia; Sophia Kochalski; Aimee Ciriaco; Renata Sõukand.
  • Journal Maritime Studies (MAST), Accepted for publication as of September 28, 2022