Sarah Gall
Profiles

Sarah Gall

Research Assistant

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)

Role

PhD Student


Qualifications

2008 - 2009 Bangor University, MSc Marine Environmental Protection


2001 - 2004 The University of Exeter, BSc Geography

Research interests

I am an interdisciplinary scientist, with expertise in applied marine ecology and socioeconomics, specifically focusing on the protection and management of the marine environment. I am particularly interested in fisheries and conservation management and this is the focus of my PhD. 

Other research

Prior to my PhD I worked as a Research Assistant on the Defra funded MB010 interdisciplinary project assessing the impact of the Statutory Instrument closed area in Lyme Bay. In addition I have also worked on short term contracts for Finding Sanctuary (the south-west Marine Conservation Zone Regional Project), the Wildlife Trust, the Secretariat of the Convention of Biological Diversity and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel - Global Environment Facility, Natural Resources Wales and GESAMP (Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection).

My MSc project looked at the effectiveness of long established marine protected areas in the Cayman Islands and aimed to determine whether the protection afforded to the reefs was sufficient to increase their resilience. 


Research Groups

I am an active member of the Marine and Coastal Policy Research Centre and the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre

Papers

Gall, S.C. & Thompson, R.C. (2015). The impacts of debris on marine life. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 92, 170-179

Hattam,C.E., Mangi, S.C., Gall, S.C. & Rodwell, L.D. (2014). Social impacts of a temperate fisheries closure: understanding stakeholder's views. Marine Policy, 45, 269-278

Rees,S.E., Fletcher, S., Gall, S.C., Friedrich, L.A., Jackson, E.L.& Rodwell, L.D.(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

Renchen,G.F., Pittman, S.J., Clark, R., Caldown, C., Gall, S., Olsen, D.& Hill, R.L. (2014). Impact of derelict fish traps in Caribbean waters: an experimental approach. Bulletin of Marine Science, 90 (2), 551-563

Stevens,T.F., Sheehan, E.V., Gall, S.C., Fowell, S.C. & Attrill, M.J.(2014).Monitoring benthic biodiversity resoration in Lyme bay marine protected area: Design, sampling and analysis. Marine Policy, 45, 310-317

Rees,S.E., Sheehan, E.V., Jackson, E.L., Gall, S.C. Cousens, S.L.,Solandt, J-L., Boyer, M. & Attrill, M.J. (2013). A legal and ecological perspective of 'site integrity' to inform policy development and management of Special Areas of Conservation in Europe. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 72, 14-21

Sheehan,E.V., Gall, S.C., Cousens, S.L. & Attrill, M.J. (2013). Epibenthic assessment of a renewable tidal energy site. The Scientific World Journal, 2013, 8

Sheehan,E.V., Witt, M.J., Cousens, S.L., Gall, S.C. & Attrill,M.J. (2013). Benthic Interactions with Renewable Energy Installations in a Temperate Ecosystem. Proceedings of the Twenty-third (2013) International Offshore and Polar Engineering. Anchorage, Alaska, USA. June 30-July 5, 2013

Reports

Fletcher,S., Rees, S., Gall, S. Shellock, R., Dodds, W. and Rodwell, L.(2014).  Assessing the socio-economicbenefits of marine protected areas. A report for Natural Resources Wales by theCentre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University

Fletcher,S., Rees, S., Gall, S. Jackson, E., Friedrich, L., andRodwell, L.(2012) Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation ZoneNetwork. A report to The Wildlife Trusts by the Centre for Marine and CoastalPolicy Research, Plymouth University.

Fletcher,S., Rees, S., Gall, S., Jackson, E., Friedrich, L., and Rodwell, L.(2012) Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation Zone Network: A casestudy of Holderness Inshore rMCZ. A report to The Wildlife Trusts by the Centrefor Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University.

Fletcher,S., Rees, S., Gall, S., Jackson, E., Friedrich, L., and Rodwell, L.(2012) Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation Zone Network: A casestudy of Kingmere rMCZ. A report to The Wildlife Trusts by the Centre for Marineand Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University.

Fletcher,S., Rees, S., Gall, S., Jackson, E., Friedrich, L., and Rodwell, L.(2012) Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation Zone Network: A casestudy of North of Celtic Deep rMCZ. A report to The Wildlife Trusts by theCentre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University.

Fletcher, S., Rees,S., Gall, S., Jackson,E., Friedrich, L., and Rodwell, L. (2012)Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation Zone Network: A case study ofTorbay rMCZ. A report to The Wildlife Trusts by the Centre for Marine andCoastal Policy Research, Plymouth University.

Secretariat of theConvention on Biological Diversity and the Scientific and Technical AdvisoryPanel—GEF (2012). Impacts of Marine Debris on Biodiversity: Current Status andPotential Solutions, Montreal, Technical Series No. 67, 61 pages

Sheehan,E.V., Gall, S.C. & Cousens, S.L. (2012). Between thereefs: the occurrence of sessile organisms on pebbly-sand habitats in the LymeBay cSAC compared to areas open to fishing. A report to the Wildlife Trusts

Attrill,M.J., Austen, M.C., Bayley, D.T.I., Carr, H.L., Downey, K., Fowell, S.C., Gall,S.C., Hattam, C., Holland, L., Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Mangi, S.,Marshall, C., Munro, C., Rees, S., Rodwell, L., Sheehan, E.V., Stevens, J.,Stevens, T.F., Strong, S. (2011). Lyme Bay – a case-study: measuring recoveryof benthic species; assessing potential “spillover” effects and socio-economicchanges, 2 years after the closure. Response of the benthos to the zonedexclusion of bottom towed fishing gear and the associated socio-economiceffects in Lyme Bay. Final Report 1. June 2011. Report to the Department ofEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs from the University of Plymouth-ledconsortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd. 108 pages.

Mangi,S.C.,   Gall, S.C.,  Hattam, C., Rees, S., Rodwell, L.D.(2011). Lyme Bay – a case-study: measuring recovery of benthic species;assessing potential “spillover” effects and socio-economic changes; 2 yearsafter the closure. Assessing the socio-economic impacts resulting from theclosure restrictions in Lyme Bay. Final Report 2. June 2011. Report to theDepartment of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the University ofPlymouth-led consortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd. 119pages

Attrill,M.J.,Bayley, D.T.I., Gall, S.C., Hattam, C., Jackson, E.L.,Langmead, O., Mangi, S., Marshall, C., Munro, C., Rees, S., Rodwell, L.,Sheehan,E.V., Stevens, T.F., Strong, S. (2010). Lyme Bay – a case-study:measuring recovery of benthic species; assessing potential “spill-over” effectsand socio-economic changes, Annual Report, December 2010. Report to theDepartment of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the University ofPlymouth-led consortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd. 

Langmead,O., Jackson, E.L., Bayley, D.T.I., Marshall, C.E., Gall, S.C., (2010).Assessmentof the long-term effects of fishery area closures on long-lived and sessilespecies. Report to Defra from the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN).Plymouth:Marine Biological Association of the UK. Defra contractNo.MB0101