Erika Techera is Professor and Dean of Law at the University of Western Australia where she has been working since 2012. She teaches and researches in the area of international and comparative environmental law with a particular emphasis on marine environmental governance. Erika’s current research explores international law for the conservation and management of sharks, Pacific and Indian Ocean marine environmental law, as well as legal frameworks to support marine protected areas and marine spatial planning. She is the author of Marine Environmental Governance: from international law to local practice (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law (2013) as well as over 50 other books, chapters and papers. Prior to joining UWA Erika was Director of the Centre for International Environmental Law and Co-Director for the Centre for Climate Futures at Macquarie University. Before becoming an academic Erika practised as a barrister in Sydney.