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Researcher: Alexander, KA (Dr Karen Alexander)

Fields of Research

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

Research Objectives

Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection
Fisheries - Recreational

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
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
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 and 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
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

From global ideals to local realities - the foundations of sustainability

Research Candidate Supervision