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Dr Louisa Evans

Dr Louisa Evans

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

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 Amory C355b

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

 Office hours:

Tuesdays 09.35-10.35 and 13.25-14.25

TUESDAY 15 OCT - I cannot come in today, apologies. Please get in touch by Skype (Ls.evans) to discuss your query or email to arrange a time to see me tomorrow (Wed 16 Oct).

 

 

Overview

Louisa is an interdisciplinary social scientist with interests in environmental governance and international development, primarily but not exclusively in coastal and marine systems.

Louisa joined Exeter in 2014 as an Advanced Research Fellow in Environment and Sustainability. This followed four years as a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and two years as a Post-doctoral Fellow and consultant at WorldFish (Malaysia), part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

Louisa’s research falls into three overlapping areas:

Governance and its outcomes: Under this theme Louisa examines institutions of governance, processes of participation and knowledge exchange, and outcomes including legitimacy, human wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Her research has investigated established and emerging governance frameworks, including co-management, adaptive management, integrated management and ecosystem-based management, and she is particularly interested in understanding social difference and trade-offs in social and environmental outcomes.

Drivers of social, institutional and policy change: Louisa is also interested in how governance systems transition to new approaches, what drives such transitions, and what the implications are for different people and different governance outcomes. In particular she is interested in critically analyzing concepts of leadership and entrepreneurship, risk perceptions, participation, innovation and learning.

Resilience and transformation: Underpinning Louisa’s research into governance and change is an interest is the concepts of resilience and transformation. Here, she explores the meanings, drivers, decision-making processes, and winners and losers associated with how these discourses are taken up into policy and practice.

Louisa’s research contributes theoretically, conceptually and methodologically in these areas, in particular through applied research, and participatory and action approaches. She has worked in Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, Solomon Islands and the UK. Please get in touch if you are interested in collaborating on these and related research topics.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Governance and institutions
  • Resilience, social-ecological systems and complex adaptive systems
  • Ecological knowledge systems
  • Participation and rights
  • Conservation and development
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Fisheries-based food security

Qualifications

PhD International Development (University of East Anglia)
MRes Environment and Development (Kings College London)
BSc(Hons) Biological Science (University of Nottingham)

Research group links

Research

Research projects

Buoyed. 2017. Funded by an Economic and Social Research Council Impact Accelerator Award. The objective is to:

  • Empower and raise the political voice of inshore and typically marginalised fishing communities in anticipation of new avenues for them to engage in policy debate over UK fisheries regulation and fishers’ rights outside of the Europe Union.
  • Place fishing communities’ aspirations for Brexit into a broader context of social, political and environmental change through collaborative research and creative engagement.

Buoyed brings the voices of inshore fishing communities to the general public and key decision-makers through an interactive, playful cluster of magical glass buoys suspended from wooden stems that tease you with their pulsing glow and muffled voices, enticing you in. Come closer to hear the hopes of fishing communities for a brighter future outside of the EU.

Follow the project on Twitter at #Buoyed

Installed at Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival (16-17 Sept) and Exeter’s Lost Weekend Festival (6-8 Oct).

See the Making of Buoyed

 

Blue Communities. 2018 - 2021. Funded the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Capabilities programme.

The programme aims to build capacity for sustainable interactions with marine ecosystems for the benefit of the health, well-being, food security and livelihoods of coastal communities in East and Southeast Asia.

Project 2 involves a critical institutional analysis of marine planning approaches in five case studies to identify how marine planning can add value given existing investments in governance, management and planning.

Project 9 involves analysing and co-developing with stakeholders principles and approaches to make the hard political and ethical decisions about trade-offs in marine planning in DAC contexts.

 

Coral Communities: Building Socio-Ecological Resilience to Coral Reef Degradation in the Islands of the Western Indian Ocean. 2017. Funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Building Resilience programme.

The project aims to draw together a network of UK-WIO collaborators to address evidence gaps and support the development of resilience strategies across the WIO. It will involve:

  • A literature review, assessing the extent to which the initiatives used to manage coral reefs are successful in building community and reef resilience.
  • A stakeholder workshop in Mauritius (week of 8th May), to identify ways in which these initiatives can be refined to better build resilience.
  • Develop and pilot of a novel, arts-based approach for assessing perceptions of the environment and the socio-cultural risk associated with different resilience strategies.
  • A second stakeholder workshop in the UK (week of 11th September), to identify possibilities for future collaboration

Project newsletter

 

Productivity in the East African Coastal Current under Climate Change (PEACC). 2016-2018. Funded by the Marine and Coastal Science for Management (MASMA) programme of the WIOMSA. The objectives are to:

  • Determine trends in upwelling associated with changes in oceanographic and surface meteorological conditions within the EACC system.
  • Determine how these trends have impacted on marine productivity and small pelagic fisheries, and prediction of future impacts.
  • Determine the vulnerability, resilience and adaptation options for fisheries dependent communities in the EACC upwelling region.
  • Understand the governance of small pelagic fisheries across scales, and explore the ability of governance institutions to respond to changes in the upwelling regimes of the EACC shelf region.

 

Evaluating the impact of management and partnership activities of the wellbeing of fishery in Lyme Bay, UK. 2015-2016. Funded by the Blue Marine Foundation. Objectives were to:

  • Assess the impacts of management measures and partnership activities on ecosystem services and human wellbeing.
  • Develop and test a transferable framework for evaluating MPA impacts.
  • Clarify the drivers of successful partnership and management and, thereby, enable promotion of the ‘Lyme Bay model’ for MPA management.

Project report

 

Social-Ecological Systems Meta-analysis Database (SESMAD) is an international collaboration between Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS) and researchers from the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. 2013-ongoing. The objectives are to:

  • Develop a relational database to compare large-scale commons.
  • Refine metrics for coding and comparing SES attributes and interactions.

Publications:

Davies TE, Epstein G, Aguilera SE, Brooks CM, Cox M, Evans LS, Maxwell SM, Nenadovic M, Ban NC. 2018. Assessing trade-offs in large marine protected areas. Plos One 13 (4): e0195760

Ban NC, Davies TE, Aguilera SE, Brooks C, Cox M, Epstein G, Evans LS, Maxwell SM, Nenadovic M. 2017. Social and ecological effectiveness of large marine protected areas. Global Environmental Change. 43: 82-91

Cox M, Villamayor-Tomas S, Epstein G, Evans L, Ban NC, Forrest F, Nenadovic M, Garcia-Lopez G. 2016. Synthesizing theories of natural resource management and governance. Global Environmental Change. 39: 49-56

Ban NC, Evans LS, Nenadovic M, and Schoon M. 2015. Challenges of governance in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park: the interplay of multiple goods, ecosystem services, and property rights. Ecology & Society. 20(4): 2

Fleischman FD, Ban NC, Evans LS, Epstein G, Garcia-Lopez G, and Villamayor-Tomas S. 2014. Governing large-scale social-ecological systems: lessons from five cases. International Journal of the Commons. 8 (2): 428–456

Evans L, Ban N, Schoon M, and Nenadovic M. 2014. Keeping the ‘Great’ in the Great Barrier Reef: The GBR Marine Park as a large-scale social-ecological system. International Journal of the Commons. 8 (2): 396–427

 

Winter floods and policy change. 2014-2015. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council urgent grants. The research questions include:

  • Do the periods following major national crises offer potential for initiating change in policy and response approaches to floods?
  • What framings are identifiable across the wide range of actors affected by and involved with the 2013/14 floods and how are they linked to specific solutions and outcomes?
  • Which framings dominate or become marginalised over time and with what implications for longer-term responses?
  • How are longer-term issues such as land use, agricultural policy, climate change adaptation and sustainability, incorporated and addressed?

Project report

 

Testing an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management through participatory diagnosis. 2011-2014. A regional action research project across Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Tanzania led by WorldFish and funded by the EU. The aims were to:

  • Explore how EAFM aligns with existing governance institutions
  • Apply EAFM through a participatory diagnosis and adaptive management process.
  • Investigate how the costs and benefits of EAFM are differentially distributed and experienced.

Project video

Publications:

Eriksson H, Adhuri DS, Adrianto L, Andrew NL, Aprilanis T, Daw T, Evans L, Garces L, Kamanyi E, Mwaipopo R, Purnomo AH, Sulu RJ, and Beare D. 2016. An ecosystem approach to small-scale fisheries through participatory diagnosis in four tropical countries. Global Environmental Change. 36: 56-66

 

Leadership in Integrated Conservation and Development. 2013-2014. An interdisciplinary collaboration between environmental and management scientists aiming to:

  • Understand how leadership is conceptualised and analysed in the sustainability sciences
  • Investigate how sources of leadership interact in the Coral Triangle Initiative in the Solomon Islands.

Publications:

Evans LS, Cohen PJ, Vave-Karamui A, Masu R, Boso D, Mauli S. 2018. Reconciling multiple societal objectives in cross-scale marine governance: Solomon Islands’ engagement in the Coral Triangle Initiative. Society and Natural Resources 31 (1): 121-135

Evans LS, Cohen PJ, Case P, Hicks CC, Prideaux M, Mills D. 2017. The landscape of leadership in environmental government. Human Ecology. 45 (3): 357-365

Case P, Evans L S, Fabinyi M, Cohen PJ, Hicks CC, Prideaux M, and Mills DM. 2015. Rethinking environmental leadership: The social construction of leaders and leadership in discourses of ecological crisis, development, and conservation. Leadership. 11 (4): 396-423

Evans LS, Hicks CC, Cohen PJ, Case P, Prideaux M, and Mills DM. 2015. Understanding leadership in the environmental sciences. Ecology & Society. 20 (1): 50

 

Limits to Climate Change Adaptation on the Great Barrier Reef. 2010-2012. Funded by the Australian National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. Objectives were to:

  • Develop future scenarios of the Great Barrier Reef under climate change and limited vs ideal adaptation.
  • To use these scenarios to explore adaptation actions and the capacity to reduce vulnerability of fisheries and tourism industry to climate change impacts.

Project report

Scenarios

Publications:

Evans LS, Hicks CC, Adger WN, Barnett J, Perry AL, Fidelman P, and Tobin R. 2016. The social limits to climate change adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef. Plos One. 11 (3), e0150575

Barnett J, Evans L, Gross C, Kiem A, Kingsford R, Palutikof J, Pickering C, and Smithers S. 2015. From barriers to limits to climate change adaptation: path dependency and the speed of change. Ecology and Society 20(3): 5.

Evans LS, Hicks CC, Fidelman P, Tobin RC, and Perry AL. 2013. Future Scenarios as a Research Tool: Investigating Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation Options and Outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Human Ecology. 41 (6), 841-857

 

Funding

2017-2020. £6.6 million. Co-I. RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund. Blue Communities.

2017. £20,000. PI. Economic and Social Research Council Impact Accelerator Award. 

2016. £200,000. Co-I. RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund. Building Socio-Ecological Resilience to Coral Reef Degradation in the Islands of the Western Indian Ocean.

2016. US$250,000. Co-I. Productivity in the EACC under climate change. Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association MASMA grant.

2015. £25,000. Co-I. BLUE Marine Foundation grant to evaluate management and partnership activities in Lyme Bay.

2014-2015. £200,000. Co-I. Economic and Social Research Council Urgent Grant on Flood Policy.

2014. £6,000. PI. Humanities and Social Science Project Development Fund from Exeter University for research on environmental leadership.

2012 - 2013. AU$ 8,500. PI. Collaborating across Boundaries grant from James Cook University for research on leadership and influence networks in sustainable development policy.

2012 - 2013. AU$ 15,000. PI. Competitive Research Incentive Grant from James Cook University for research on governance transitions in the Solomon Islands (in addition to my internal post-doctoral research funding).

2012 - 2014. Euro 1.2 million. PI. European Commission grant awarded to WorldFish for research on operationalising the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. I led the grant application and lead the Tanzanian research.

2010 - 2011. AU$ 100,000. PI. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility for research on Limits to Climate Change Adaptation on the Great Barrier Reef.

2004 - 2008. ESRC/NERC grant for my PhD. 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Brown K, Adger WN, Devine-Wright P, Anderies JM, Barr S, Bousquet F, Butler C, Evans L, Marshall N, Quinn T, et al (2019). Empathy, place and identity interactions for sustainability. Global Environmental Change, 56, 11-17. Abstract.  Full text.
Cohen PJ, Allison EH, Andrew NL, Cinner J, Evans LS, Fabinyi M, Garces LR, Hall SJ, Hicks CC, Hughes TP, et al (2019). Securing a just space for small-scale fisheries in the blue economy. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(MAR). Abstract.
Morrison TH, Adger WN, Brown K, Lemos MC, Huitema D, Phelps J, Evans L, Cohen P, Song AM, Turner R, et al (2019). The black box of power in polycentric environmental governance. Global Environmental Change, 57 Abstract.  Full text.
Blythe J, Silver J, Evans L, Armitage D, Bennett NJ, Moore M-L, Morrison TH, Brown K (2018). The Dark Side of Transformation: Latent Risks in Contemporary Sustainability Discourse. ANTIPODE, 50(5), 1206-1223. Author URL.
Evans LS, Hicks CC, Adger WN, Barnett J, Perry AL, Fidelman P, Tobin R (2016). Structural and Psycho-Social Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef Region. PLoS One, 11(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Evans L, Case P, Fabinyi M, Cohen PJ, Hicks CC, Prideaux M, Mills DJ (2015). Rethinking environmental leadership: the social construction of leaders and leadership in discourses of ecological crisis, development, and conservation. Leadership Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Evans L, Ban NC, Davies TE (In Press). Social and ecological effectiveness of large marine protected areas. Global Environmental Change Full text.
Brown K, Adger WN, Devine-Wright P, Anderies JM, Barr S, Bousquet F, Butler C, Evans L, Marshall N, Quinn T, et al (2019). Empathy, place and identity interactions for sustainability. Global Environmental Change, 56, 11-17. Abstract.  Full text.
Cohen PJ, Allison EH, Andrew NL, Cinner J, Evans LS, Fabinyi M, Garces LR, Hall SJ, Hicks CC, Hughes TP, et al (2019). Securing a just space for small-scale fisheries in the blue economy. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(MAR). Abstract.
Morrison TH, Adger WN, Brown K, Lemos MC, Huitema D, Phelps J, Evans L, Cohen P, Song AM, Turner R, et al (2019). The black box of power in polycentric environmental governance. Global Environmental Change, 57 Abstract.  Full text.
Davies TE, Epstein G, Aguilera SE, Brooks CM, Cox M, Evans LS, Maxwell SM, Nenadovic M, Ban NC (2018). Assessing trade-offs in large marine protected areas. PLoS One, 13(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Evans LS, Cohen PJ, Vave-Karamui A, Masu R, Boso D, Mauli S (2018). Reconciling Multiple Societal Objectives in Cross-Scale Marine Governance: Solomon Islands’ Engagement in the Coral Triangle Initiative. Society and Natural Resources, 31(1), 121-135. Abstract.  Full text.
Blythe J, Silver J, Evans L, Armitage D, Bennett NJ, Moore M-L, Morrison TH, Brown K (2018). The Dark Side of Transformation: Latent Risks in Contemporary Sustainability Discourse. ANTIPODE, 50(5), 1206-1223. Author URL.
Pratchett MS, Cameron DS, Donelson J, Evans L, Frisch AJ, Hobday AJ, Hoey AS, Marshall NA, Messmer V, Munday PL, et al (2017). Effects of climate change on coral grouper (Plectropomus spp.) and possible adaptation options. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 27(2), 297-316. Abstract.
Coulthard S, Evans L, Turner R, Mills D, Foale S, Abernethy K, Hicks C, Monnereau I (2017). Exploring 'islandness' and the impacts of nature conservation through the lens of wellbeing. Environmental Conservation, 44(3), 298-309. Abstract.  Full text.
Kim MK, Evans L, Fidelman P, Scherl LM, Marsh H (2017). Structural factors influencing conservation decision-making: a case of species prioritisation in Australia. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, 60(11), 1923-1943. Author URL.
Evans LS, Cohen PJ, Case P, Hicks CC, Prideaux M, Mills DJ (2017). The Landscape of Leadership in Environmental Governance: a Case Study from Solomon Islands. Human Ecology, 45(3), 357-365. Abstract.
Cinner JE, Pratchett MS, Graham NAJ, Messmer V, Fuentes MMPB, Ainsworth T, Ban N, Bay LK, Blythe J, Dissard D, et al (2016). A framework for understanding climate change impacts on coral reef social–ecological systems. Regional Environmental Change, 16(4), 1133-1146. Abstract.
Eriksson H, Adhuri DS, Adrianto L, Andrew NL, Apriliani T, Daw T, Evans L, Garces L, Kamanyi E, Mwaipopo R, et al (2016). An ecosystem approach to small-scale fisheries through participatory diagnosis in four tropical countries. Global Environmental Change, 36, 56-66. Abstract.  Full text.
Kim MK, Evans L, Scherl LM, Marsh H (2016). Applying Governance Principles to Systematic Conservation Decision-Making in Queensland. Environmental Policy and Governance, 26(6), 452-467. Abstract.
Frisch AJ, Cameron DS, Pratchett MS, Williamson DH, Williams AJ, Reynolds AD, Hoey AS, Rizzari JR, Evans L, Kerrigan B, et al (2016). Erratum to: Key aspects of the biology, fisheries and management of Coral grouper (Rev Fish Biol Fisheries, 10.1007/s11160-016-9427-0). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 26(3). Abstract.
Frisch AJ, Cameron DS, Pratchett MS, Williamson DH, Williams AJ, Reynolds AD, Hoey AS, Rizzari JR, Evans L, Kerrigan B, et al (2016). Key aspects of the biology, fisheries and management of Coral grouper. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 26(3), 303-325. Abstract.
Evans LS, Hicks CC, Adger WN, Barnett J, Perry AL, Fidelman P, Tobin R (2016). Structural and Psycho-Social Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef Region. PLoS One, 11(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cox M, Villamayor-Tomas S, Epstein G, Evans L, Ban NC, Fleischman F, Nenadovic M, Garcia-Lopez G (2016). Synthesizing theories of natural resource management and governance. Global Environmental Change, 39, 45-56. Abstract.
Kiatkoski Kim M, Evans L, Scherl LM, Marsh H (2016). The User, not the Tool: Perceptions of Credibility and Relevance Affect the Uptake of Prioritisation. Environ Manage, 57(4), 836-846. Abstract.  Author URL.
Barnett J, Evans LS, Gross C, Kiem AS, Kingsford RT, Palutikof JP, Pickering CM, Smithers SG (2015). From barriers to limits to climate change adaptation: path dependency and the speed of change. Ecology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability, 20(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ban NC, Evans LS, Nenadovic M, Schoon M (2015). Interplay of multiple goods, ecosystem services, and property rights in large social-ecological marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 20(4). Abstract.
Evans L, Case P, Fabinyi M, Cohen PJ, Hicks CC, Prideaux M, Mills DJ (2015). Rethinking environmental leadership: the social construction of leaders and leadership in discourses of ecological crisis, development, and conservation. Leadership Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Evans LS, Hicks CC, Cohen PJ, Case P, Prideaux M, Mills DJ (2015). Understanding leadership in the environmental sciences. Ecology and Society, 20(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Fidelman P, Evans LS, Foale S, Weible C, von Heland F, Elgin D (2014). Coalition cohesion for regional marine governance: a stakeholder analysis of the Coral Triangle Initiative. Ocean and Coastal Management, 95, 117-128. Abstract.
Fleischman FD, Ban NC, Evans LS, Epstein G, Villamayor-Tomas S, Garcia-Lopez G (2014). Governing large-scale social-ecological systems: Lessons from five cases. International Journal of the Commons, 8(2), 428-456. Abstract.  Author URL.
Evans LS, Ban NC, Schoon M, Nenadovic M (2014). Keeping the ‘Great’ in the Great Barrier Reef: Large-scale governance of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. International Journal of the Commons, 8(2), 396-427. Abstract.  Author URL.
Fabinyi M, Evans L, Foale S (2014). Social-ecological systems, social diversity, and power: insights from anthropology and political ecology. Ecology and Society, 19(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cvitanovic C, Wilson SK, Fulton CJ, Almany GR, Anderson P, Babcock RC, Ban NC, Beeden RJ, Beger M, Cinner J, et al (2013). Critical research needs for managing coral reef marine protected areas: Perspectives of academics and managers. Journal of Environmental Management, 114, 84-91. Abstract.
Foale S, Adhuri D, Aliño P, Allison EH, Andrew N, Cohen P, Evans L, Fabinyi M, Fidelman P, Gregory C, et al (2013). Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Marine Policy, 38, 174-183. Abstract.
Evans LS, Hicks CC, Fidelman P, Tobin RC, Perry AL (2013). Future Scenarios as a Research Tool: Investigating Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation Options and Outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Human Ecology, 41(6), 841-857. Abstract.  Author URL.
Foale S, Adhuri D, Aliño P, Allison EH, Andrew N, Cohen P, Evans L, Fabinyi M, Fidelman P, Gregory C, et al (2012). Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Marine Policy
Fidelman P, Evans L, Fabinyi M, Foale S, Cinner J, Rosen F (2012). Governing large-scale marine commons: Contextual challenges in the Coral Triangle. Marine Policy, 36(1), 42-53. Abstract.
Evans L, Cherrett N, Pemsl D (2011). Assessing the impact of fisheries co-management interventions in developing countries: a meta-analysis. J Environ Manage, 92(8), 1938-1949. Abstract.  Author URL.
Evans LS, Brown K, Allison EH (2011). Factors influencing adaptive marine governance in a developing country context: a case study of Southern Kenya. Ecology and Society, 16(2). Abstract.
Evans LS (2010). Ecological knowledge interactions in marine governance in Kenya. Ocean and Coastal Management, 53(4), 180-191. Abstract.
Evans LS (2009). Understanding divergent perspectives in marine governance in Kenya. Marine Policy, 33(5), 784-793. Abstract.

Reports

Butler C, Walker-Springett K, Adger WN, Evans L, O'Neill S (2016). Social and Political Dynamics of Flood Risk, Recovery and Response.A Report of the Findings of the Winter Floods Project. Exeter, University of Exeter. Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Evans L, Ban NC, Davies TE (In Press). Social and ecological effectiveness of large marine protected areas. Global Environmental Change Full text.

2019

Brown K, Adger WN, Devine-Wright P, Anderies JM, Barr S, Bousquet F, Butler C, Evans L, Marshall N, Quinn T, et al (2019). Empathy, place and identity interactions for sustainability. Global Environmental Change, 56, 11-17. Abstract.  Full text.
Cohen PJ, Allison EH, Andrew NL, Cinner J, Evans LS, Fabinyi M, Garces LR, Hall SJ, Hicks CC, Hughes TP, et al (2019). Securing a just space for small-scale fisheries in the blue economy. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(MAR). Abstract.
Morrison TH, Adger WN, Brown K, Lemos MC, Huitema D, Phelps J, Evans L, Cohen P, Song AM, Turner R, et al (2019). The black box of power in polycentric environmental governance. Global Environmental Change, 57 Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Davies TE, Epstein G, Aguilera SE, Brooks CM, Cox M, Evans LS, Maxwell SM, Nenadovic M, Ban NC (2018). Assessing trade-offs in large marine protected areas. PLoS One, 13(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Evans LS, Cohen PJ, Vave-Karamui A, Masu R, Boso D, Mauli S (2018). Reconciling Multiple Societal Objectives in Cross-Scale Marine Governance: Solomon Islands’ Engagement in the Coral Triangle Initiative. Society and Natural Resources, 31(1), 121-135. Abstract.  Full text.
Blythe J, Silver J, Evans L, Armitage D, Bennett NJ, Moore M-L, Morrison TH, Brown K (2018). The Dark Side of Transformation: Latent Risks in Contemporary Sustainability Discourse. ANTIPODE, 50(5), 1206-1223. Author URL.

2017

Pratchett MS, Cameron DS, Donelson J, Evans L, Frisch AJ, Hobday AJ, Hoey AS, Marshall NA, Messmer V, Munday PL, et al (2017). Effects of climate change on coral grouper (Plectropomus spp.) and possible adaptation options. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 27(2), 297-316. Abstract.
Coulthard S, Evans L, Turner R, Mills D, Foale S, Abernethy K, Hicks C, Monnereau I (2017). Exploring 'islandness' and the impacts of nature conservation through the lens of wellbeing. Environmental Conservation, 44(3), 298-309. Abstract.  Full text.
Kim MK, Evans L, Fidelman P, Scherl LM, Marsh H (2017). Structural factors influencing conservation decision-making: a case of species prioritisation in Australia. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, 60(11), 1923-1943. Author URL.
Evans LS, Cohen PJ, Case P, Hicks CC, Prideaux M, Mills DJ (2017). The Landscape of Leadership in Environmental Governance: a Case Study from Solomon Islands. Human Ecology, 45(3), 357-365. Abstract.

2016

Cinner JE, Pratchett MS, Graham NAJ, Messmer V, Fuentes MMPB, Ainsworth T, Ban N, Bay LK, Blythe J, Dissard D, et al (2016). A framework for understanding climate change impacts on coral reef social–ecological systems. Regional Environmental Change, 16(4), 1133-1146. Abstract.
Eriksson H, Adhuri DS, Adrianto L, Andrew NL, Apriliani T, Daw T, Evans L, Garces L, Kamanyi E, Mwaipopo R, et al (2016). An ecosystem approach to small-scale fisheries through participatory diagnosis in four tropical countries. Global Environmental Change, 36, 56-66. Abstract.  Full text.
Kim MK, Evans L, Scherl LM, Marsh H (2016). Applying Governance Principles to Systematic Conservation Decision-Making in Queensland. Environmental Policy and Governance, 26(6), 452-467. Abstract.
Frisch AJ, Cameron DS, Pratchett MS, Williamson DH, Williams AJ, Reynolds AD, Hoey AS, Rizzari JR, Evans L, Kerrigan B, et al (2016). Erratum to: Key aspects of the biology, fisheries and management of Coral grouper (Rev Fish Biol Fisheries, 10.1007/s11160-016-9427-0). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 26(3). Abstract.
Frisch AJ, Cameron DS, Pratchett MS, Williamson DH, Williams AJ, Reynolds AD, Hoey AS, Rizzari JR, Evans L, Kerrigan B, et al (2016). Key aspects of the biology, fisheries and management of Coral grouper. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 26(3), 303-325. Abstract.
Butler C, Walker-Springett K, Adger WN, Evans L, O'Neill S (2016). Social and Political Dynamics of Flood Risk, Recovery and Response.A Report of the Findings of the Winter Floods Project. Exeter, University of Exeter. Full text.
Evans LS, Hicks CC, Adger WN, Barnett J, Perry AL, Fidelman P, Tobin R (2016). Structural and Psycho-Social Limits to Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef Region. PLoS One, 11(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cox M, Villamayor-Tomas S, Epstein G, Evans L, Ban NC, Fleischman F, Nenadovic M, Garcia-Lopez G (2016). Synthesizing theories of natural resource management and governance. Global Environmental Change, 39, 45-56. Abstract.
Kiatkoski Kim M, Evans L, Scherl LM, Marsh H (2016). The User, not the Tool: Perceptions of Credibility and Relevance Affect the Uptake of Prioritisation. Environ Manage, 57(4), 836-846. Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Barnett J, Evans LS, Gross C, Kiem AS, Kingsford RT, Palutikof JP, Pickering CM, Smithers SG (2015). From barriers to limits to climate change adaptation: path dependency and the speed of change. Ecology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability, 20(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Ban NC, Evans LS, Nenadovic M, Schoon M (2015). Interplay of multiple goods, ecosystem services, and property rights in large social-ecological marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 20(4). Abstract.
Evans L, Case P, Fabinyi M, Cohen PJ, Hicks CC, Prideaux M, Mills DJ (2015). Rethinking environmental leadership: the social construction of leaders and leadership in discourses of ecological crisis, development, and conservation. Leadership Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Evans LS, Hicks CC, Cohen PJ, Case P, Prideaux M, Mills DJ (2015). Understanding leadership in the environmental sciences. Ecology and Society, 20(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Fidelman P, Evans LS, Foale S, Weible C, von Heland F, Elgin D (2014). Coalition cohesion for regional marine governance: a stakeholder analysis of the Coral Triangle Initiative. Ocean and Coastal Management, 95, 117-128. Abstract.
Fleischman FD, Ban NC, Evans LS, Epstein G, Villamayor-Tomas S, Garcia-Lopez G (2014). Governing large-scale social-ecological systems: Lessons from five cases. International Journal of the Commons, 8(2), 428-456. Abstract.  Author URL.
Evans LS, Ban NC, Schoon M, Nenadovic M (2014). Keeping the ‘Great’ in the Great Barrier Reef: Large-scale governance of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. International Journal of the Commons, 8(2), 396-427. Abstract.  Author URL.
Fabinyi M, Evans L, Foale S (2014). Social-ecological systems, social diversity, and power: insights from anthropology and political ecology. Ecology and Society, 19(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Cvitanovic C, Wilson SK, Fulton CJ, Almany GR, Anderson P, Babcock RC, Ban NC, Beeden RJ, Beger M, Cinner J, et al (2013). Critical research needs for managing coral reef marine protected areas: Perspectives of academics and managers. Journal of Environmental Management, 114, 84-91. Abstract.
Foale S, Adhuri D, Aliño P, Allison EH, Andrew N, Cohen P, Evans L, Fabinyi M, Fidelman P, Gregory C, et al (2013). Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Marine Policy, 38, 174-183. Abstract.
Evans LS, Hicks CC, Fidelman P, Tobin RC, Perry AL (2013). Future Scenarios as a Research Tool: Investigating Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation Options and Outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Human Ecology, 41(6), 841-857. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Foale S, Adhuri D, Aliño P, Allison EH, Andrew N, Cohen P, Evans L, Fabinyi M, Fidelman P, Gregory C, et al (2012). Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Marine Policy
Fidelman P, Evans L, Fabinyi M, Foale S, Cinner J, Rosen F (2012). Governing large-scale marine commons: Contextual challenges in the Coral Triangle. Marine Policy, 36(1), 42-53. Abstract.

2011

Evans L, Cherrett N, Pemsl D (2011). Assessing the impact of fisheries co-management interventions in developing countries: a meta-analysis. J Environ Manage, 92(8), 1938-1949. Abstract.  Author URL.
Evans LS, Brown K, Allison EH (2011). Factors influencing adaptive marine governance in a developing country context: a case study of Southern Kenya. Ecology and Society, 16(2). Abstract.

2010

Evans LS (2010). Ecological knowledge interactions in marine governance in Kenya. Ocean and Coastal Management, 53(4), 180-191. Abstract.

2009

Evans LS (2009). Understanding divergent perspectives in marine governance in Kenya. Marine Policy, 33(5), 784-793. Abstract.

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Teaching

Achievements

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (2016)

 

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

Postdoctoral researchers

Postgraduate researchers

  • Liliana Bastian
  • Pamela Buchan Investigating marine citizenship and its role in creating good marine environmental health
  • Oana Stefancu Fairness, sense of place and well-being in communities subject to government adaptation responses to climate change: a study in West Bengal

Alumni

  • Philippa Cohen (PhD) The contribution of locally managed marine areas to small-scale fisheries and food security - a Solomon Islands case study. James Cook University. Completed 2011
  • Melanie Hamel (PhD) Coral reef conservation planning based on habitat, biodiversity or fisheries data: costs and benefits for traditional resource users and for conservation. James Cook University. Completed 2015. Received a commendation from the Dean.
  • Milena Kim (PhD) Species-based Prioritisation in Australia - an analysis of the political, institutional and technical factors affecting uptake. James Cook University. Completed 2013

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