Marine Conservation

Movement, dispersal, & my PhD

Movement, dispersal, & my PhD

In my last post I mentioned that I am starting a PhD.  I promised to tell you a little more about what my research will be looking at, so here we go!

How special is a ‘Special Area of Conservation?

How special is a ‘Special Area of Conservation?

With proposals being put forward to open up a Welsh Special Area of Conservation sparking controversy, I ask - What is so special about a Special Area of Conservation anyway?

Community-based conservation to rebuild fish stocks

Community-based conservation to rebuild fish stocks

Vanua Levu's Nagigi community want to create an aqoliqoli  - a short-term no take marine protected area - to ensure a sustainable future.  

Marine conservation and the human equation

Marine conservation and the human equation

Nathan Bennett has been actively researching the links between the environment and human societies for many years.

Are marine protected areas protecting the places that need protecting?

Are marine protected areas protecting the places that need protecting?

Marine protected areas differ if how much protection they offer, and some may in reality not offer much more protection than you get in the rest of the ocean anyway. Why does this happen? Politics.