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Dr Tomas Chaigneau

Dr Tomas Chaigneau

Lecturer in Social Sciences for our Environment

 01326 255211

 Environment and Sustainability Institute 0.17

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am an environmental social scientist who studies the relationship between the natural environment and peoples’ wellbeing.   This involves understanding how individuals derive wellbeing from the coast but also how their actions can impact their adjacent environment.

Through an interdisciplinary approach focusing on socio-ecological systems, pro-environmental behaviour and wellbeing literature I explore how best to ensure that conservation and natural resource management measures are contributing to wellbeing and poverty alleviation sustainably over time.

My research has primarily focused along the coast and has recently explored the links between coastal ecosystem services and wellbeing in East Africa. It has also investigated the social impact of Marine Protected Areas on communities and community support towards these interventions..

Qualifications

2009-2013 Phd in International Development (University of East Anglia)
2007-2008 MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management (University of York)
2003-2007 BSc in Biology (University of York)

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Research

Research interests

  • Coastal natural resource management
  • Pro-environmental behaviour
  • Ecosystem services and poverty alleviation
  • Inequality and sustainability
  • Relationship between resilience and wellbeing

Research projects

  • Blue Communities: Building 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. (2017-2021)
  • Enhancing IIED capacities to learn from and implement the Decentralised Climate Finance Mechanism in Tanzania (2018)

  • ESPA Insights into Resilience and Wellbeing: Research Frontiers for Sustainable Development (2017-2018)

  • Resilience and vulnerability to El Nino amongst communities in coastal Kenya (2016-2017)

  • Global Learning Opportunities for Regional Indian Ocean Adaptation (2016)

  • SPACES: Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services: an EPSA funded project (2013-2017)

 

Research networks

Beijer Young Scholars at the Beiher Institute of Ecological Economics (2016-2018)

 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Chaigneau T, Coulthard S, Brown K, Daw TM, Schulte-Herbrüggen B (2018). Incorporating basic needs to reconcile poverty and ecosystem services. Conserv Biol Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Thyresson M, Rosendo S, Chaigneau T, Bandeira S, Munyi L, Gabrielsson I, Brown K (2018). Stories in social-ecological knowledge cocreation. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Abstract.
(2016). Challenging the win-win discourse on conservation and development: Analyzing support for marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text.
(2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text.
(2015). Individual and village-level effects on community support for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Philippines. Marine Policy, 51, 499-506. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Chaigneau T, Coulthard S, Brown K, Daw TM, Schulte-Herbrüggen B (2018). Incorporating basic needs to reconcile poverty and ecosystem services. Conserv Biol Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Thyresson M, Rosendo S, Chaigneau T, Bandeira S, Munyi L, Gabrielsson I, Brown K (2018). Stories in social-ecological knowledge cocreation. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Abstract.
(2016). Challenging the win-win discourse on conservation and development: Analyzing support for marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text.
(2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text.
(2015). Individual and village-level effects on community support for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Philippines. Marine Policy, 51, 499-506. Abstract.
Marchant R (2010). Moist lower montane rainforest classification: a case study from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. African Journal of Ecology, 48(3), 807-815. Abstract.

Chapters

Adger N, Fortnam M (2018). Interactions of migration and population dynamics with ecosystem services. In Schreckenber K, Mace GM, Poudyal M (Eds.) Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade-offs and Governance, London: Routledge, 77-93.  Abstract.  Full text.
Chaigneau TWB (2017). Natural resource management and Marine Protected Areas: the importance of balancing environmental sustainability and community support. In Pereira LM, McElroy CA, Littaye A, Girard AM (Eds.) Food, Energy and Water Sustainability Governance Strategies for Public and Private Sectors, Routledge. Abstract.

Publications by year


2018

Chaigneau T, Coulthard S, Brown K, Daw TM, Schulte-Herbrüggen B (2018). Incorporating basic needs to reconcile poverty and ecosystem services. Conserv Biol Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Adger N, Fortnam M (2018). Interactions of migration and population dynamics with ecosystem services. In Schreckenber K, Mace GM, Poudyal M (Eds.) Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade-offs and Governance, London: Routledge, 77-93.  Abstract.  Full text.
Galafassi D, Daw TM, Thyresson M, Rosendo S, Chaigneau T, Bandeira S, Munyi L, Gabrielsson I, Brown K (2018). Stories in social-ecological knowledge cocreation. Ecology and Society, 23(1). Abstract.

2017

Chaigneau TWB (2017). Natural resource management and Marine Protected Areas: the importance of balancing environmental sustainability and community support. In Pereira LM, McElroy CA, Littaye A, Girard AM (Eds.) Food, Energy and Water Sustainability Governance Strategies for Public and Private Sectors, Routledge. Abstract.

2016

(2016). Challenging the win-win discourse on conservation and development: Analyzing support for marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 21(1). Abstract.  Full text.
(2016). Elasticity in ecosystem services: Exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being. Ecology and Society, 21(2). Abstract.  Full text.

2015

(2015). Individual and village-level effects on community support for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Philippines. Marine Policy, 51, 499-506. Abstract.

2010

Marchant R (2010). Moist lower montane rainforest classification: a case study from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. African Journal of Ecology, 48(3), 807-815. Abstract.

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