Professor Greg Smith

Dr Karen Alexander

Heriot-Watt University

Senior Lecturer
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Karen is investigating whether the slow progression of ecosystem based management in Tasmania is because of ‘sectoral interplay’ - the challenges and tensions which prevent ‘whole of government’ cooperation and political consensus among conflicting user and interest groups. Karen is a human geographer specialising in issues around the transition to a green (blue) economy. Her research interests include identifying and understanding those aspects of governance that can act as incentives or barriers to marine management and, in particular, conflict between users of the marine space. Her current research focus is regional ecosystem-based coastal management, the governance constraints that prevent implementation of an integrated EBM approach and issues of ‘sectoral interplay’.

Research Themes
University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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