Professor Richard Kenchington
Phone: +61 2 42214883; +61 4 02054719
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
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.
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)
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)
Books and Edited Works
Kenchington, R., Stocker, L and Wood, D. (eds) Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation. CSIRO Publishing and CRC Press. x+222pp.
- Hutchings, P and Kenchington, R. Constraints of terrestrial protected area solutions in protecting marine biodiversity. Australian Zoologist. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2015.020
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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