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Researcher: Cvitanovic, C (Dr Christopher Cvitanovic)

Fields of Research

Environmental management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Environment policy
Natural resource management
Research, science and technology policy
Fisheries management
Other environmental sciences
Environmental law
Climate change science
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Social geography
Sociological methodology and research methods
Oceanography
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Ecosystem services (incl. pollination)
Human geography
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Industry economics and industrial organisation

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Other environmental management
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Effects of climate change on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in human society
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Adaptation to climate change
Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Communication
Marine systems and management
Fisheries - wild caught
Learner and learning
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Environmental education and awareness
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - recreational freshwater

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
A decade of incorporating social sciences in the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research Project (IMBeR): much done, much to do?; Frontiers in Marine Science
A framework for incorporating sense of place into the management of marine systems; Ecology and Society
A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities; Ocean and Coastal Management
A synthesis of the frameworks available to guide evaluations of research impact at the interface of environmental science, policy and practice; Environmental Science and Policy
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
An assessment of how Australian fisheries management plans account for climate change impacts; Frontiers in Marine Science
An introduction to achieving policy impact for early career researchers; Palgrave Communications
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
Building university-based boundary organisations that facilitate impacts on environmental policy and practice; PloS ONE
Connecting to the oceans: supporting ocean literacy and public engagement; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Coupling property rights with responsibilities to improve conservation outcomes across land and seascapes; Conservation Letters
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
Engaging more effectively with visitors to coastal regions for improved management outcomes: insights from the Ningaloo Coast, Australia; Frontiers in Marine Science
Evaluating the impacts of boundary-spanning activities at the interface of environmental science and policy: a review of progress and future research needs; Environmental Science and Policy
Five organizational features that enable successful interdisciplinary marine research; Frontiers in Marine Science
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
Oceans and society: feedbacks between ocean and human health; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
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
Prepared for change? An assessment of the current state of knowledge to support climate adaptation for Australian fisheries; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Preparing Australian fisheries for the critical decade: insights from the past 25 years; Marine and Freshwater Research
Principles for knowledge co-production in sustainability research; Nature Sustainability
Proactive, reactive, and inactive pathways for scientists in a changing world; Earth's Future
Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research; Marine and Freshwater Research
Quantitative foresighting as a means of improving anticipatory scientific capacity and strategic planning; One Earth
Rapid increase in coral cover on an isolated coral reef, the Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve, north-western Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Report of Workshops on integrated management of marine activities
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
Stakeholder perceptions on actions for marine fisheries adaptation to climate change; Marine and Freshwater Research
Strategies for building and managing 'trust' to enable knowledge exchange at the interface of environmental science and policy; Environmental Science and Policy
Ten considerations for research funders seeking to enhance knowledge exchange and the impact of marine science on policy and practice; Frontiers in Marine Science
Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research; Energy Research and Social Science
Ten tips for developing interdisciplinary socio-ecological researchers; Socio-Ecological Practice Research
The emergence of social licence necessitates reforms in environmental regulation; Ecology and Society
The influence of community size and location on different dimensions of vulnerability: a case study of Australian coastal communities; Australian Geographer
The quilt of sustainable ocean governance: patterns for practitioners; Frontiers in Marine Science
Thirty critical research needs for managing an ecologically and culturally unique remote marine environment: the Kimberley region of Western Australia; Ocean and Coastal Management
To achieve a sustainable blue future, progress assessments must include interdependencies between the sustainable development goals; One Earth
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