Dr Lynda Rodwell
Profiles

Dr Lynda Rodwell

Associate Professor (Reader) in Ecological Economics

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Role

Associate Professor (Reader) in Ecological Economics

Member of the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Qualifications

Academic Background:

2001 PhD. Environmental Economics and Management. University of York, U.K. Thesis title: "Marine reserves and the enhancement of tropical fisheries".

1997 MSc. Environmental Economics and Management. University of York, U.K. Thesis title: "The effects of a biological invasion: Lake Victoria and the Nile Perch ".

1993 Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Mathematics, University of Cambridge, U.K.

1990 BSc Combined Honours in Economics and Mathematics, University of Leeds, U.K.

Employment History:

2012 - present Associate Professor (Reader) in Ecological Economics, University of Plymouth

2003 - 2012 Lecturer in Ecological Economics, University of Plymouth

2001 - 2003 Research fellow, University of York

1997 - 2002 Part-time lecturer and tutor, University of York

1994 - 1996 Mathematics teacher - Voluntary Service Overseas, Tanzania

 

Teaching interests

As an Ecological Economist I am interested in how humans interact with the environment through the economy. In my teaching I focus on the priorities of ecological economics of achieving first a sustainable scale, then just distribution of resources and finally economic efficiency. I am passionate about rejecting the notion that our economy can keep growing on a planet with finite resources. As Kenneth Boulding so eloquently put it: “Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist” (or, you might add, a politician).

I am module leader for:

  • Economics of the Marine Environment (PG)
  • Environmental Management and Sustainability (UG)
  • Our Ocean Planet (UG)

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner for MSc in Environmental Economics and MSc in Environmental Economics and Management, University of York (2010-2014)


External examiner for PhDs at University of Leeds, University of Portsmouth and University of Hull

Research interests

My research to date has focussed primarily on the sustainable management of the marine environment – the source of many of our natural resources and the sink for much of our waste. In particular I evaluate the economic, social and environmental consequences of human actions including policy decisions such as the creation of marine protected areas and the development of marine renewable energy. The research approaches I employ are equally applicable to terrestrial environments.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Sarah Gall (Completed 2016): Evaluating the impacts  of integrated fisheries and conservation management. Supervised by: Dr Lynda Rodwell (DoS), Dr Emma Sheehan, Professor Martin Attrill

Emma Rendle (Completed 2015): The impacts of Boscombe artificial surf reef. Supervised by Dr Mark Davidson (DoS) and Dr Lynda Rodwell

Jiska de Groot (Completed 2015): Social and economic implications of marine renewable developments in peripheral island states. Supervised by Prof. Ian Bailey (DoS) and Dr Lynda Rodwell.

Frankie Peckett (Completed 2015): The use of decision support tools in MPA and MSP design. Supervsied by Dr Gillian Glegg and Dr Lynda Rodwell

Matthew Ashley (Completed 2015): The effects of implementing marine porected areas around offshore wind farms. Supervised by Dr Lynda Rodwell (DoS), Dr Stephen Mangi and Dr Mel Austen.

Siân Rees
(Completed 2011): The value of marine conservation. Supervised by Dr Lynda Rodwell (DoS), Professor Martin Attrill and Dr Mel Austen.

Patrik Svensson (Completed 2009): The effectiveness of privately managed MPAs in tropical coastal areas supervised by Professor Martin Attrill and Dr Lynda Rodwell

Matthew Bunce - (Completed 2008) Thesis title "Marine Protected Areas in the Seychelles", funded by ESRC/NERC. Supervised by Dr Lynda Rodwell (DoS), Prof Richard Gibb and Prof Laurence Mee

Asha Singh (Completed 2006): Thesis title "Sustainable developement options for marine and coastal areas of Caribbean Small Island Developing States" Supervised by Prof Laurence Mee and Dr Lynda Rodwell

Grants & contracts

·         2013-2015 – Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Fowey Harbour Commission. £128000: Role: Co-I

·         2012-15 EU INTERREG, (PANACHE - Protected Area Network Across the CHannel Ecosystem) €380,000: Role Co-I

·         2012-2015: Evaluating the impacts of integrating fisheries and conservation management and Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority - £72,000 Role: PI.

·         2012-2013:  Marine Renewables Knowledge Exchange Programme - NERC  £18,000. Role: PI

·         2011-2014: MERIFIC Marine Energy in Far Peripheral & Island Communities EU Intereg Project Priority 4, Objective 9 –. Euros 4.9 million (UoP Euro 400,000). Role Co-I.

·         2011-2012: Valuation of Ocean Biodiversity. Gulbenkian Foundation. Role: Co-I. £55,000.

·         2011-2012: Social perspectives on the establishment of marine conservation zones. MMO Fisheries Challenge – Funding £26,000, Role PI.

·         2011 - 2012: Extension: Lyme Bay - a case study: measuring recovery of benthic species, assessing potential spillover effects and socio-economic changes. DEFRA. Co-I, £140,000

·         2009-2012: PhD Studentship (NERC): ‘Establishing no-take marine protected areas around wind farms’. Role: PI, Value £70,000

·         2009 – 2012: PhD studentship (UoP), Investigating the economic, social and environmental impacts of Boscombe artificial reef. Role: Socio-economic lead. Value £70,000

·         2008 – 2011: Lyme Bay – a case study: measuring recovery of benthic species, assessing potential spillover effects and socio-economic changes. DEFRA funded project. Role: Socio-economic team member, Co-I, £458,324

·         2007 –2010: QUEST_Fish, Predicting the impacts and consequences of climate change on global fish production. Role: PI (UoP budget: £65,000)

·         2007 – 2010: PhD Studentship (The Marine Institute, UoP): Valuing marine conservation in the UK. Role: PI. Total value - £60,000

·         2007: Devon Wildlife Trust - Surveys for Marine Planning in Lyme Bay. Role: Joint PI and Leader of social and economic research. Total funds £28,000.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Penney R, Wilson G & Rodwell L 2017 'Managing sino-ghanaian fishery relations: A political ecology approach' Marine Policy 79, 46-53 , DOI PEARL
Gall SC & Rodwell LD 2016 'Evaluating the social acceptability of Marine Protected Areas' Marine Policy 65, 30-38 , DOI
Gallacher J, Simmonds N, Fellowes H, Brown N, Gill N, Clark W, Biggs C & Rodwell LD 2016 'Evaluating the success of a marine protected area: A systematic review approach' Journal of environmental management , DOI PEARL
Rodríguez-Rodríguez D, Rees S, Rodwell L & Attrill M 2015 'Assessing the socioeconomic effects of multiple-use MPAs in a European setting: A national stakeholders’ perspective' Environmental Science & Policy 48, 115-127 , DOI
Rodríguez-Rodríguez D, Rees S, Rodwell L & Attrill M 2015 'IMPASEA: A methodological framework to monitor and assess the socioeconomic effects of marine protected areas. An English Channel case study' Environmental Science & Policy 54, 44-51 , DOI
Rees SE, Mangi SC, Hattam C, Gall SC, Rodwell LD, Peckett FJ & Attrill MJ 2015 'The socio-economic effects of a Marine Protected Area on the ecosystem service of leisure and recreation' Marine Policy 62, 144-152 , DOI PEARL
Rendle EJ & Rodwell LD 2014 'Artificial surf reefs: A preliminary assessment of the potential to enhance a coastal economy' MARINE POLICY 45, 349-358 Author Site , DOI
Peckett FJ, Glegg GA & Rodwell LD 2014 'Assessing the quality of data required to identify effective marine protected areas' MARINE POLICY 45, 333-341 Author Site , DOI
Fletcher S, Jefferson RL, Glegg G, Rodwell L & Dodds W 2014 'England’s evolving marine and coastal governance framework' Marine Policy
Rodwell LD, Lowther J, Hunter C & Mangi SC 2014 'Fisheries co-management in a new era of marine policy in the UK: A preliminary assessment of stakeholder perceptions' MARINE POLICY 45, 279-286 Author Site , DOI
de Groot J, Campbell M, Ashley M & Rodwell L 2014 'Investigating the co-existence of fisheries and offshore renewable energy in the UK: Identification of a mitigation agenda for fishing effort displacement' OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT 102, 7-18 Author Site , DOI
Rodwell LD, Fletcher S, Glegg GA, Campbell M, Rees SE, Ashley M, Linley EA, Frost M, Earll B & Wynn RB 2014 'Marine and coastal policy in the UK: Challenges and opportunities in a new era' MARINE POLICY 45, 251-258 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Tuda AO, Stevens TF & Rodwell LD 2014 'Resolving coastal conflicts using marine spatial planning' J Environ Manage 133, 59-68 Author Site , DOI
Rees SE, Fletcher S, Gall SC, Friedrich LA, Jackson EL & Rodwell LD 2014 'Securing the benefits: Linking ecology with marine planning policy to examine the potential of a network of Marine Protected Areas to support human wellbeing' MARINE POLICY 44, 335-341 Author Site , DOI
Hattam CE, Mangi SC, Gall SC & Rodwell LD 2014 'Social impacts of a temperate fisheries closure: understanding stakeholders' views' MARINE POLICY 45, 269-278 Author Site , DOI
Ashley M, Mangi S & Rodwell L 2014 'The potential of offshore windfarms to act as marine protected areas – A systematic review of current evidence' Marine Policy 45, 301-309 , DOI
Rees SE, Attrill MJ, Austen MC, Mangi SC & Rodwell LD 2013 'A thematic cost-benefit analysis of a marine protected area' J Environ Manage 114, 476-485 Author Site , DOI
Rees SE, Rodwell LD, Searle S & Bell A 2013 'Identifying the issues and options for managing the social impacts of Marine Protected Areas on a small fishing community' FISHERIES RESEARCH 146, 51-58 Author Site , DOI
Rees S, Fletcher S, Glegg G, Marshall C, Rodwell L, Jefferson R, Campbell M, Langmead O, Ashley M & Bloomfield H 2013 'Priority questions to shape the marine and coastal policy research agenda in the United Kingdom' MARINE POLICY 38, 531-537 Author Site , DOI
Merino G, Barange M, Blanchard JL, Harle J, Holmes R, Allen I, Allison EH, Badjeck MC, Dulvy NK & Holt J 2012 'Can marine fisheries and aquaculture meet fish demand from a growing human population in a changing climate?' GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS 22, (4) 795-806 Author Site , DOI
Marinesque S, Kaplan DM & Rodwell LD 2012 'Global implementation of marine protected areas: Is the developing world being left behind?' MARINE POLICY 36, (3) 727-737 Author Site , DOI
Rees SE, Austen M.C., Attrill MJ & Rodwell LD 2012 'Incorporating indirect ecosystem services into marine protected area planning and management' International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management 8, (3) 273-285
Mangi SC, Rodwell LD & Hattam C 2011 'Assessing the impacts of establishing MPAs on fishermen and fish merchants: the case of Lyme Bay, UK' Ambio 40, (5) 457-468 Author Site
Merino G, Barange M, Rodwell L & Mullon C 2011 'Modelling the sequential geographical exploitation and potential collapse of marine fisheries through economic globalization, climate change and management alternatives' SCIENTIA MARINA 75, (4) 779-790 Author Site , DOI
Merino G, Barange M, Mullon C & Rodwell L 2010 'Impacts of global environmental change and aquaculture expansion on marine ecosystems' GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS 20, (4) 586-596 Author Site , DOI
Rees SE, Attrill MJ, Austen MC, Mangi SC, Richards JP & Rodwell LD 2010 'Is there a win–win scenario for marine nature conservation? A case study of Lyme Bay, England' Ocean & Coastal Management 53, (3) 135-145 , DOI
Svensson P, Rodwell LD & Attrill MJ 2010 'The perceptions of local fishermen towards a hotel managed marine reserve in Vietnam' OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT 53, (3) 114-122 Author Site , DOI
Rees SE, Rodwell LD, Attrill MJ, Austen MC & Mangi SC 2010 'The value of marine biodiversity to the leisure and recreation industry and its application to marine spatial planning' MARINE POLICY 34, (5) 868-875 Author Site , DOI
Bunce M, Mee L, Rodwell LD & Gibb R 2009 'Collapse and recovery in a remote small island—A tale of adaptive cycles or downward spirals?' Global Environmental Change 19, (2) 213-226 , DOI
Svensson P, Rodwell LD & Attrill MJ 2009 'Privately managed marine reserves as a mechanism for the conservation of coral reef ecosystems: a case study from Vietnam' Ambio 38, (2) 72-78 Author Site
Svensson P, Rodwell LD & Attrill MJ 2008 'Hotel managed marine reserves: A willingness to pay survey' OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT 51, (12) 854-861 Author Site , DOI
Bunce M, Rodwell LD, Gibb R & Mee L 2008 'Shifting baselines in fishers' perceptions of island reef fishery degradation' OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT 51, (4) 285-302 Author Site , DOI
Brennan RE & Rodwell LD 2008 'Sustainable management of wild Irish Atlantic salmon: Keys found through the looking-glass' MARINE POLICY 32, (6) 1072-1079 Author Site , DOI
Mangi SC, Roberts CM & Rodwell LD 2007 'Financial comparisons of fishing gear used in Kenya's coral reef lagoons' Ambio 36, (8) 671-676
Mangi SC, Roberts CM & Rodwell LD 2007 'Reef fisheries management in Kenya: Preliminary approach using the driver-pressure-state-impacts-response (DPSIR) scheme of indicators' Ocean & Coastal Management 50, (5-6) 463-480
Rodwell LD & Roberts CM 2006 'Reply to the comment by Holland and Stokes on 'Fishing and the impact of marine reserves in a variable environment'' Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63, (5) 1186-1188
Rodwell LD & Roberts CM 2004 'Fishing and the impact of marine reserves in a variable environment' Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61, (11) 2053-2068
Rodwell LD, Barbier EB, Roberts CM & McClanahan TR 2003 'The importance of habitat quality for marine reserve fishery linkages' Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60, (2) 171-181
Rodwell LD, Barbier EB, Roberts CM & McClanahan TR 2002 'A model of tropical marine reserve-fishery linkages' Natural Resource Modeling 15(4), 453-486 Publisher Site , DOI
Rodwell L 2002 'Economics and the global environment' International Affairs 78, (1) 182-183
Chapters
Plater AJ, Rice JC, Glegg G, Hansson S, Koutrakis M, Mangi S, Marasovic I, Marshall CE, Oguz T & Norman T 2012 'Review of existing international approaches to fisheries management: The role of science in underpinning the ecosystem approach and marine spatial planning' in Kidd S; Plater A; Frid C The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management Routledge 131-204
Barange M, Allen I, Allison E, Badjeck M-C, Blanchard J, Rodwell LD & et al 2011 'Predicting. the. Impacts. and. Socio-Economic. Consequences. of. Climate. Change. on. Global. Marine. Ecosystems. and. Fisheries. The. QUEST_Fish. Framework' in Ommer R; Perry I; Cochrane KL; Cury P World Fisheries Wiley-Blackwell
Plater AJ, Rice JC, Glegg G, Hansson S, Koutrakis M, Mangi S, Marasovic I, Marshall CE, Norman T & Oguz T 2011 'Review of existing international approaches to fisheries management: The role of science in underpinning the ecosystem approach and marine spatial planning' in Kidd S; Plater A; Frid C The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management Routledge
Reports
Rees SE, Ashley M, Evans L, Mangi S, Rodwell L, Attrill M, Langmead O, Sheehan E & Rees A 2016 An evaluation framework to determine the impact of the Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve and the activities of the Lyme Bay Consultative Committee on ecosystem services and human wellbeing. Author Site PEARL

Other academic activities

  • Member of Programme Development Committee for the New Masters in Economics at Schumacher College.
  • Research grant evaluator for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Manuscript reviewer for peer reviewed journals including: Global Environmental Change, Environment and Development Economics, International Affairs, Ecological Economics, Coastal Management, Fisheries Research, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Journal of Environmental Management, Ecological Modelling and Ocean and Coastal Management 
  • Professional Affiliations include: International Society for Ecological Economics, Resource Modeling Association, European Association of Economic and Resource Economists

Links

https://www.facebook.com/discoveringecolecon

http://discoveringecolecon.blogspot.com/

http://www.research.plymouth.ac.uk/marine-policy/

http://www.research.plymouth.ac.uk/lymebaymonitoringprogramme/pages/reports.htm

http://web.pml.ac.uk/quest-fish/default.htm