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Professor Richard Kenchington

Richard Kenchington

Position: Professor 
Phone: +61 2 42214883; +61 4 02054719
Email: rkenchin@uow.edu.au
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia    

Biography:

A marine ecologist, a foundation member of the planning and research staff of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in 1977, director of the planning team for the initial process of declaration and zoning of the Marine Park and nomination of the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage Area. Retired in 1999 as Executive Director of the Authority. Secretary of the Resource Assessment Commission Coastal Zone Inquiry 1990-1993. Long engagement as invited expert and consultant in international policy development and capacity building for sustainable management of coastal and marine biodiversity and resources. 

Associated with ANCORS since RAC Coastal Zone Inquiry.  Honorary Visiting Professor 2000-2010. Professorial Fellow and Integration Theme Leader of a trans-disciplinary CSIRO Coastal Cluster project concerning barriers to the application of science in coastal zone management for climate change. 

Research interests:

Coastal and marine ecosystem management; transdisciplinary knowledge sharing for monitoring, reporting and community engagement; capacity building for planning and sustainable management. 

Current research projects:

Current research includes marine ecosystem based management, spatial planning, blue economy and follow-up of CSIRO Coastal Cluster project concerning barriers to the application of science in coastal zone management for climate change.

Recent awards and fellowships:

Honorary D.Sc. (James Cook University) 

Competitive research funding:

CSIRO Coastal Cluster 2009-2014 ($814,000) 

Professional membership:

IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (currently member of fisheries expert group)

Editorial Board Member (Ocean and Coastal Management; Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs) 

Selected Publications: 

Books and Edited Works

2012

Kenchington, R., Stocker, L and Wood, D. (eds) Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation. CSIRO Publishing and CRC Press. x+222pp.

Technical/Scientific Papers

2015

2013

  • Grimsditch, G, Alder, J,. Nakamura, T, Kenchington, R. and Tamelander J (2013). Introduction and overview. In Alder, J. and Kenchington, R.(eds) Blue Carbon Special Section: Ocean and Coastal Management: 83: 1-4
  • Kenchington, R. and Hutchings P. Science, Biodiversity and Australian management of marine ecosystems. Ocean and Coastal Management: 69 194 -199
  • Rice, J., Moksnsess, E., Attwood. C., Brown, S.K., Dahle, G., Gjerde, K.H., Grefsund, E.S., Kenchington, R., Kleiven, A.R,. McConney, P., Ngoile, M.A.K., Naesje, T.F., Olsen, E., Moland Olsen, E., Sanders, J., Sharma, S., Vestergaard, O.and Westlund, L. The role of MPAs in reconciling fisheries management with conservation of biological diversity. Ocean and Coastal Management: 69: 217-230
  • Tsamenyi, M. and Kenchington, R. Australian Oceans Policymaking, Coastal Management, 40(2): 119-132

2012

  • Kenchington, R. Synthesis of discussion. In Report of Pacific 2012 The Sea and Environment.workshop. Australian Journal of maritime and Ocean Affairs 4 (3): 106 – 108

Chapters in Books and Proceedings

2016

  • Kenchington, R., The evolution of marine conservation and marine protected areas in Australia. In J. Fitzsimmons and G Westcott (eds.). Big, Bold and Blue Lessons from Australia’s marine protected areas. CSIRO Publishing pp29-42

2015

  • Kenchington, R. and Cannard, C. Strategic Environmental Assessment In. H.D. Smith, J.L.Suarez de Vivero (eds) Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management. Routledge, Abingdon UK pp110-123

2014

  • Kenchington, R., Vestergaard, O. and Garcia, S.M. Spatial dimensions of fisheries and biodiversity governance. In S.M Garcia, J. Ribe and A Charles (eds). Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation. Wiley Blackwell, Chichester UK pp. 110-123

2012

  • Kenchington, R. and Warner R. Uncertain seas ahead: legal and policy approaches to conserving marine biodiversity in the face of climate change. In R. Warner and C. Schofield (eds)  Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Currents in the Asia Pacific and Beyond Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK pp 51-73
  • Stocker, L. ,Kenchington, R., Kennedy, D. and Steven, A. Introduction to Australian coasts and human influences  in Kenchington, R., Stocker, L and Wood, D. (eds) Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation .CSIRO Publishing and CRC Press. pp. 1-27
  • Stocker, L., Kennedy, D., Kenchington, R., and Merrick, K. Sustainable coastal management?  in Kenchington, R., Stocker, L and Wood, D. (eds) Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation. CSIRO Publishing and CRC Press. pp.29 – 55 
  • Kenchington, R., Pokrant, B. and Glasson,J. International approaches to sustainable coastal management and climate change and Steven, A. in Kenchington, R., Stocker, L and Wood, D. (eds) Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation. CSIRO Publishing and CRC Press. pp.57-73
  • Kenchington, R., Stocker, L and Wood, D. Lessons from regional approaches to coastal management in Australia: a synthesis. in Kenchington, R., Stocker, L and Wood, D. (eds) Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation. CSIRO Publishing and CRC Press. pp. 193-209

 

Last reviewed: 30 January, 2017