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Researcher: Cvitanovic, C (Dr Christopher Cvitanovic)

Fields of Research

Environmental Management
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Natural Resource Management
Environment Policy
Fisheries Management
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Human Geography
Oceanography
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Research Objectives

Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Fisheries - Recreational

Career Best Publications

Empirically derived guidance for social scientists to influence environmental policy; PLoS One
From science to action: principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making; Journal of Environmental Management
Improving knowledge exchange among scientists and decision-makers to facilitate the adaptive governance of marine resources: a review of knowledge and research needs; Ocean & Coastal Management
Planetary boundaries for a blue planet; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Understanding and managing trust at the climate science–policy interface; Nature Climate Change

Research Publications

A call for empirically based guidelines for building trust among stakeholders in environmental sustainability projects; Sustainability Science
A changing marine sector in Australian coastal communities: an analysis of inter and intra sectoral industry connections and employment; Ocean & Coastal Management
Abundance, diversity, and feeding behavior of coral reef butterflyfishes at Lord Howe Island; Ecology and Evolution
Adapting Pacific Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change: Management Measures and Investments; Vulnerability of Pacific Island Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change
Adapting to climate change: the role of organisational personalities in natural resource management; Regional Environmental Change
Benthic community composition influences within-habitat variation in macroalgal browsing on the Great Barrier Reef; Marine and Freshwater Research
Boundary spanning at the science–policy interface: the practitioners’ perspectives; Sustainability Science
Building trust among marine protected area managers and community members through scientific research: insights from the Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia; Marine Policy
Critical research needs for managing coral reef marine protected areas: perspectives of academics and managers; Journal of Environmental Management
Empirically derived guidance for social scientists to influence environmental policy; PLoS One
Engaging communities in climate adaptation: the potential of social networks; Climate Policy
Foraging in corallivorous butterflyfish varies with wave exposure; Coral Reefs
From science to action: principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making; Journal of Environmental Management
Governing fisheries through the critical decade: the role and utility of polycentric systems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
High macroalgal cover and low coral recruitment undermines the potential resilience of the world’s southernmost coral reef assemblages; PLoS ONE
Improving knowledge exchange among scientists and decision-makers to facilitate the adaptive governance of marine resources: a review of knowledge and research needs; Ocean & Coastal Management
Informed adaptation: ethical considerations for adaptation researchers and decision-makers; Global Environmental Change. Part A
Linking adaptation science to action to build food secure Pacific Island communities; Climate Risk Management
Local variation in herbivore feeding activity on an inshore reef of the Great Barrier Reef; Coral Reefs
Overcoming barriers to knowledge exchange for adaptive resource management; the perspectives of Australian marine scientists; Marine Policy
Perceptions of Australian marine protected area managers regarding the role, importance, and achievability of adaptation for managing the risks of climate change; Ecology and Society
Planetary boundaries for a blue planet; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Preparing Australian fisheries for the critical decade: insights from the past 25 years; Marine and Freshwater Research
Rapid increase in coral cover on an isolated coral reef, the Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve, north-western Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Research challenges to improve the management and conservation of subtropical reefs to tackle climate change threats (Findings of a workshop conducted in Coffs Harbour, Australia on 13 September 2010); Ecological Management and Restoration
Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research; Energy Research and Social Science
The influence of community size and location on different dimensions of vulnerability: a case study of Australian coastal communities; Australian Geographer
Understanding and managing trust at the climate science–policy interface; Nature Climate Change
Using social network analysis to monitor and assess the effectiveness of knowledge brokers at connecting scientists and decision-makers: an Australian case study; Environmental Policy and Governance
Utility of primary scientific literature to environmental managers: an international case study on coral-dominated marine protected areas; Ocean & Coastal Management

Research Projects

Review of knowledge uptake from the Ningaloo Research Program: how has the science informed marine conservation management?
Social Capital and the Ningaloo Research Program
Understanding the utility of boundary organisations at linking science to policy: the case of the Baltic Eye

Research Candidate Supervision