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Researcher: Alexander, KA (Dr Karen Alexander)

Fields of Research

Human geography
Urban geography
Aquaculture
Social geography
Environmental sociology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Natural resource management
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Fisheries management
Environmental management
Environmental politics
Regional analysis and development
Architectural design
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Policy and administration
Environment policy
Other Indigenous studies
Other environmental sciences
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Marine engineering
Communication studies
Decision support and group support systems
Behavioural ecology
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Ocean engineering
Ecological economics
Economic geography
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Fisheries - aquaculture
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Expanding knowledge in human society
Fisheries - wild caught
Workplace and organisational ethics (excl. business ethics)
Wind energy
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Conserving natural heritage
Marine systems and management
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Communication
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Marine biodiversity
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Wild caught edible molluscs
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Other culture and society
Other 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
Connecting to the oceans: supporting ocean literacy and public engagement; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
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
Developing achievable alternate futures for key challenges during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Emerging functions of the wellbeing concept in regional development scholarship: a review; Environmental Science and Policy
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
Indelible Antarctica
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 future of ocean governance; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
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
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)
Optimising feeds to support ecosystem-based aquaculture; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Social License to operate for aquaculture (SoLic); The Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Tasmanias Marine Atlas; 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