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Researcher: Alexander, KA (Dr Karen Alexander)

Fields of Research

Human Geography
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Natural Resource Management
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Social and Cultural Geography
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Ecological Applications
Policy and Administration
Environmental Politics
Studies in Human Society
Environmental Management
Environmental Sociology
Fisheries Management
Communication Studies
Behavioural Ecology
Environmental Impact Assessment
Ecological Economics

Research Objectives

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

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

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
Book review: Big, bold and blue: lessons from Australia’s marine protected; Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs
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
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
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
Navigating uncertain waters: European public perceptions of integrated multi trophic aquaculture (IMTA); Environmental Science and 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 implications of aquaculture policy and regulation for the development of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture in Europe; Aquaculture

Research Projects

Determinants of socially-supported fisheries and aquaculture; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
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