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Researcher: Kelly, R (Dr Rachel Kelly)

Fields of Research

Environmental management
Conservation and biodiversity
Other environmental sciences
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Natural resource management
Employment equity and diversity
Fisheries sciences
Research, science and technology policy
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Behavioural ecology
Other Indigenous studies
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Social geography
Behavioural economics
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Fisheries management
Environment policy
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Galactic astronomy
Environmental sociology
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)

Research Objectives

Marine systems and management
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Fisheries - aquaculture
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in human society
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Fisheries - wild caught
Equity and access to education
Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Environmental education and awareness
Learner and learning
Marine biodiversity
The media
Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism
Other environmental management
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems
Adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in economics
Expanding knowledge in psychology

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A cross-scale framework to support a mechanistic understanding and modelling of marine climate-driven species redistribution, from individuals to communities; Ecography
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
Breaking down barriers: the identification of actions to promote gender equality in interdisciplinary marine research institutions; One Earth
Building trust among marine protected area managers and community members through scientific research: insights from the Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia; Marine Policy
Citizen science and marine conservation: a global review; Philosophical Transactions B
Citizen science and social licence: improving perceptions and connecting marine user groups; Ocean and Coastal Management
Connecting to the oceans: supporting ocean literacy and public engagement; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Development and expansion in the marine social sciences: insights from the global community; iScience
Empowering young people with climate and ocean science: five strategies for adults to consider
Engaging more effectively with visitors to coastal regions for improved management outcomes: insights from the Ningaloo Coast, Australia; Frontiers in Marine Science
Expert perceptions of seaweed farming for sustainable development; The Journal of Cleaner Production
Five actionable pillars to engage the next generation of leaders in the co-design of transformative ocean solutions; PLoS Biology
Foresighting future oceans: considerations and opportunities
Goals, challenges, and next steps in transdisciplinary fisheries research: perspectives and experiences from early-career researchers; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
How well does the new Australian curriculum prepare young people for climate change?
Letís talk about climate change: Developing effective conversations between scientists and communities; One Earth
More than just information: what does the public want to know about climate change?; Ecology and Society
Ocean Sunfish Larvae: Detections, Identification and Predation; The Ocean Sunfishes Evolution, Biology and Conservation
Oceans and society: feedbacks between ocean and human health; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research; Marine and Freshwater Research
Responsible research and innovation and social licence to operate: aligning concepts for advancing marine innovation and development governance; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Social licence for marine conservation science; Frontiers in Marine Science
Social licence for marine protected areas; Marine Policy
Social licence in the marine sector: A review of understanding and application; Marine Policy
Social license through citizen science: a tool for marine conservation; Ecology and Society
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 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 empirical evidence for the social-ecological impacts of seaweed farming; PLOS Sustainability and Transformation
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

Research Projects

Can citizen science help build social license for the recreational fishing sector?; Department of Primary Industries NSW (DPINSW)
Seaweed Aquaculture: Greening Blue Growth in Australia

Research Candidate Supervision