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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
Fisheries sciences
Behavioural ecology
Research, science and technology policy
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Social geography
Other Indigenous studies
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Physical oceanography
Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Environmental sociology
Atmospheric dynamics
Climate change processes

Research Objectives

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

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
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
Engaging more effectively with visitors to coastal regions for improved management outcomes: insights from the Ningaloo Coast, Australia; Frontiers in Marine Science
Letís talk about climate change: Developing effective conversations between scientists and communities; One Earth
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 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)
NESP Climate Systems Hub - Knowledge Broker ; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Seaweed Aquaculture: Greening Blue Growth in Australia

Research Candidate Supervision