Malik Diouf is an academic and researcher specialising in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. With a participatory approach to his work, his work aims to establish links between scientific research and the traditional knowledge of local populations to further the sustainable management of natural resources.

Diouf’s publications include Identification et Caractérisation des Sites Naturels Sacrés Marins et Côtiers en Afrique de l’Ouest: Cas du Sénégal [Identification and characterisation of sacred natural marine sites and coastal environments: the case of Senegal] (2011), La femme et la pêche au Sénégal (Reportage) [A report on women and fishing in Senegal (2009) and Femmes et coquillages dans le Delta du Saloum [Women and Shellfish in the Saloum Delta] (2008). He has also participated in monitoring overexploited shellfish in Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Senegal (2011-2015).

Diouf has been the director of the University Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (IUPA) at Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (2015 – present). Diouf holds a doctorate in natural sciences with a specialty in animal biology.

This person was part of SB13 Dakar Off-site project - Vive l’Indépendance de l’Eau