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Researcher: Alexander, KA (Dr Karen Alexander)

Fields of Research

Human Geography
Aquaculture
Social and Cultural Geography
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Environmental Sociology
Natural Resource Management
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Environmental Politics
Environmental Management
Fisheries Management
Environment Policy
Environmental Engineering Design
Policy and Administration
Regional Analysis and Development
Ecological Applications
Studies in Human Society
Communication Studies
Marine Engineering
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Behavioural Ecology
Ecological Economics
Ocean Engineering
Environmental Impact Assessment
Economic Geography
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics

Research Objectives

Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Conserving Natural Heritage
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Workplace and Organisational Ethics
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Wind Energy
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Communication
Fisheries - Recreational
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection
Wild Caught Edible Molluscs
Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Cultural Understanding
Law, Politics and Community Services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities; Ocean and Coastal Management
A problem shared: technology transfer and development in European integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA); Aquaculture
An assessment of the benefits to Scotland of aquaculture
Attitudes of Scottish fishers towards marine renewable energy; Marine Policy
Big, bold and blue: lessons from Australia’s marine protected areas, edited by James Fitzsimons and Geoff Westcott, Melbourne, CSIRO Publishing, 2016, 402 pp
Bringing harbours alive: assessing the importance of eco-engineered coastal infrastructure for different stakeholders and cities; Marine Policy
Building blue infrastructure: assessing the key environmental issues and priority areas for ecological engineering initiatives in Australia's metropolitan embayments; Journal of Environmental Management
Challenges of achieving Good Environmental Status in the Northeast Atlantic; Ecology and Society
Comparing instrumental and deliberative paradigms underpinning the assessment of social values for cultural ecosystem services; Ecological Economics
Conflicts over Marine and Coastal Common Resources: Causes, Governance, and Prevention; Routledge
Decision support tools for collaborative marine spatial planning: identifying potential sites for tidal energy devices around the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Design Options, Implementation Issues and Evaluating Success of Ecologically Engineered Shorelines; Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review
Environmental and socio-political shocks to the seafood sector: what does this mean for resilience? Lessons from two UK case studies, 1945-2016; Marine Policy
Improving sustainability of aquaculture in Europe: stakeholder dialogues on Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA); Environmental Science and Policy
Interactive marine spatial planning: siting tidal energy arrays around the Mull of Kintyre; PLoS ONE
Investigating the recent decline in gadoid stocks in the west of Scotland shelf ecosystem using a foodweb model; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Stewardship; The Science and Practice of Landscape Stewardship
Marine renewable energy and Scottish west coast fishers: exploring impacts, opportunities and potential mitigation; Ocean & Coastal Management
Marine spatial planning and Good Environmental Status: a perspective on spatial and temporal dimensions; Ecology and Society
Marine spatial planning: scale mismatches in a complex (regional) seascape; Regional Studies Association. Regions
Mismatches in spatial scale of supply and demand and their consequences for local welfare in Scottish aquaculture; Anthropocene Coasts
Navigating uncertain waters: European public perceptions of integrated multi trophic aquaculture (IMTA); Environmental Science and Policy
Producer perceptions of the incentives and challenges of adopting ecolabels in the European finfish aquaculture industry: a Q-methodology approach; Marine Policy
Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research; Marine and Freshwater Research
Public attitudes and decision making in environmental resource planning — a perception gap; Environmental Science and Policy
Scale mismatches: Old friends and new seascapes in a planning regime; Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability
Siting offshore energy arrays: A case study using interactive marine planning; Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning
Spatial ecosystem modelling of marine renewable energy installations: gauging the utility of Ecospace; Ecological Modelling
Supporting Marine Spatial Planning with Local Socio- Economic Data (MSP-LED)
The human side of marine ecosystem-based management (EBM): ‘sectoral interplay’ as a challenge to implementing EBM; Marine Policy
The implications of aquaculture policy and regulation for the development of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture in Europe; Aquaculture
The operationalisation of sustainability: sustainable aquaculture production as defined by certification schemes; Global Environmental Change. Part A
Time-dynamic food web modeling to explore environmental drivers of ecosystem change on the Kerguelen Plateau; Frontiers in Marine Science
Understanding an emerging economic discourse through regional analysis: Blue Economy clusters in the U.S. Great Lakes basin; Applied Geography
Urban blue: a global analysis of the factors shaping people's perceptions of the marine environment and ecological engineering in harbours; Science of The Total Environment
What and who is an Antarctic ambassador?; Polar Record
‘Social stuff’ and all that jazz: understanding the residual category of social sustainability; Environmental Science and Policy

Research Projects

Aquaculture-Community Futures: North West Tasmania; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
CRC Project: Seaweed solutions for sustainable aquaculture; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DoIIS)
Determinants of socially-supported fisheries and aquaculture; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Social License to operate for aquaculture (SoLic); The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Top predators and feeding people from the ocean: natural behaviour, habituation, and the foraging ecology of Australian fur seals in Tasmania; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
From global ideals to local realities - the foundations of sustainability
Seal relocation risk, effectiveness and natural context - Phase 1

Research Candidate Supervision