Dr Holly Niner
Profiles

Dr Holly Niner

Research/Knowledge Exchange Fellow - Social-Ecological Systems

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

Research & Knowledge Exchange Fellow

Qualifications

Research positions

  • Postdoctoral research fellow (2019-2020), Centre for Blue Governance, Aalborg University, Denmark

Education

  • PhD (2019), University College London (Adelaide, Australia) - Aligning economic development and conservation through marine biodiversity offsetting: An analysis of perspectives, policy and practice in Australia.
  • MSci Oceanography (2007), National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS), UK.

Professional experience

  • HiDef Aerial Surveying (2013-2014), Consenting project manager, Aberdeen UK.
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2010-2013), Offshore industries advisor, Aberdeen, UK.
  • Natural England (2009-2010), Planning & land use advisor, Lyndhurst, UK.

Roles on external bodies

2017-2020 International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6), Chair
2016-2018 International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5), CoChair
2016-2017 International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB), Education Vice-Chair
2015-2019 Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), Marine Section Secretary, Executive Committee Member
2014-2018 Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA), Member
2014-2016 Conservation Council of South Australia, Secretary, Board of Directors

Research

Research

Research interests

Through my research I seek to support the sustainable, equitable and just use of marine and coastal resources and space. I am interested in how information and knowledge is incorporated into decision-making and the governance of marine and coastal resources and exploring how these processes might be altered to improve outcomes for sustainability and equity. 

Areas of recent interest include: the governance of deep-sea mining in the areas beyond national jurisdiction, marine biodiversity offsetting and marine no net loss, instilling equity and social justice in the blue economy and corporate engagement in marine management (e.g. social licence to operate).

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Niner HJ, Barut NC, Baum T, Diz D, Laínez del Pozo D, Laing S, Lancaster AMSN, McQuaid KA, Mendo T & Morgera E (2022) 'Issues of context, capacity and scale: Essential conditions and missing links for a sustainable blue economy' Environmental Science and Policy 130, 25-35 , DOI Open access
Eger AM, Earp HS, Friedman K, Gatt Y, Hagger V, Hancock B, Kaewsrikhaw R, Mcleod E, Moore AM & Niner HJ (2022) 'The need, opportunities, and challenges for creating a standardized framework for marine restoration monitoring and reporting' Biological Conservation 266, , DOI Open access
Niner HJ, Jones PJS, Milligan B & Styan C (2021) 'Exploring the practical implementation of marine biodiversity offsetting in Australia' Journal of Environmental Management 295, , DOI Open access
Niner HJ & Wassermann SN (2021) 'Better for Whom? Leveling the Injustices of International Conferences by Moving Online' Frontiers in Marine Science 8, , DOI Open access
Niner HJ & Randalls S (2021) 'Good enough for governance? Audit and marine biodiversity offsetting in Australia' Geoforum 120, 38-45 , DOI Open access
Niner HJ, Johri S, Meyer J & Wassermann SN (2020) 'The pandemic push: can COVID-19 reinvent conferences to models rooted in sustainability, equitability and inclusion?' Socio-ecological practice research 2, (3) 253-256 , DOI Open access
McQuatters-Gollop AL & Bedford J (2019) 'From Science to Evidence – How Biodiversity Indicators Can Be Used for Effective Marine Conservation Policy and Management' Frontiers in Marine Science , DOI Open access
Niner HJ, Ardron JA, Escobar EG, Gianni M, Jaeckel A, Jones DOB, Levin LA, Smith CR, Thiele T & Turner PJ (2018) 'Corrigendum: Deep-Sea Mining With No Net Loss of Biodiversity—An Impossible Aim' Frontiers in Marine Science 5, , DOI
Niner HJ, Ardron JA, Escobar EG, Gianni M, Jaeckel A, Jones DOB, Levin LA, Smith CR, Thiele T & Turner PJ (2018) 'Deep-Sea Mining With No Net Loss of Biodiversity—An Impossible Aim' Frontiers in Marine Science 5, , DOI
Niner HJ, Milligan B, Jones PJS & Styan CA (2017) 'Realising a vision of no net loss through marine biodiversity offsetting in Australia' Ocean & Coastal Management 148, 22-30 , DOI
Niner HJ, Milligan B, Jones PJS & Styan CA (2017) 'A global snapshot of marine biodiversity offsetting policy' Marine Policy 81, 368-374 , DOI
Van Dover CL, Ardron JA, Escobar E, Gianni M, Gjerde KM, Jaeckel A, Jones DOB, Levin LA, Niner HJ & Pendleton L (2017) 'Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining' Nature Geoscience 10, (7) 464-465 , DOI