Dr Rachel Turner
Lecturer in Environmental Social Science


I am an environmental social scientist focusing on marine resource governance and coastal communities. My research focuses on understanding how socio-economic and environmental contexts drive resource use behavior and have implications for management and governance systems. I am interested in the dynamics of social-ecological systems and how resource users respond to change, and am committed to interdisciplinary research addressing challenges of sustainable natural resource management. My most recent research explored marine resource dependence and identification of supportive governance structures for effective Caribbean coral reef management.

I am a member of the Environment and Sustainability Institute.

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2010 PhD Social and environmental drivers of fishers’ spatial behaviour in the Northumberland Lobster Fishery (Newcastle University)
2005 MSc Tropical Coastal Management (Newcastle University)
2003 BSc Development Studies (University of East Anglia)

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1326 259251
AddressEnvironment and Sustainability Institute
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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