Dr Sian Rees
Profiles

Dr Sian Rees

Associate Professor of Social-Ecological Systems (Research)

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

Biography

Biography

I am a marine scientist with 15 years of experience in marine conservation, marine management and policy. I have a strong record of achievement in social and economic research methods to define the marine social-ecological system at a variety of scales. To extend the impact of my research I work closely with statutory nature conservation agencies, NGOs, government departments and international organisations.

Qualifications

Education

2007 - 2011: PhD in Marine Conservation and Environmental Economics. “The Value of Marine Conservation”. University of Plymouth.

2002 - 2003: MSc Coastal and Ocean Policy. Awarded pass with distinction. University of Plymouth.

1995 - 1999: BSc (Hons) Marine Geography. Awarded second-class honours, division one. University of Wales, Cardiff.

Roles on external bodies

Appointed member of the Natural Environment Research Council Advisory Network 

Honorary Fellow - European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School

Member of the Plymouth Local Nature Partnership and Cornwall Marine Working Group.


Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

I teach on the following modules:

  • MBIO505 Marine Conservation Theory.
  • MAR507 Economics of the Marine Environment.
  • OS307 Marine Conservation.
Research

Research

Research interests

I lead a team that delivers social-ecological systems research. We produce novel insights on the integration of social and economic data into sustainable management for marine systems.

Research Team

Dr Matthew Ashley – Research Fellow.

Tom Mullier – Research Assistant.

Periklis Kletou – Research Assistant.

Holly Niner – Social-Ecological Systems Research Fellow.

Eva McGrath – Post Doctoral Research Assistant.

PhDs

2018 – Samantha Blampied - Evaluating the effectiveness, socio-economic value and trophic dynamics of MPAs in Jersey's territorial waters.

2015 – 2020: Danielle BridgerEffects of Open Ocean Mussel Farming on Ecosystem Services”.

2015 – 2019: David Cox “Scallop ranching”. 

2018 – 2022: Periklis Kletou – Invasive species and lionfish in the Mediterranean.

2020-2023: Giulia La Bianca – Deep Sea Ecosystem Services.

2021-2023: Nata Tavonvunchai - Climate-smart blue governance: practical approaches to blue carbon.

2021 - 2024: Kizzy Beaumont - Transformative blue governance and just transitions to a sustainable blue economy

ResM

Lindy Brown – ResM in Vulnerable Communities and Marine Conservation.

Research groups

Grants & contracts

2019–2022 Green Minds. ERDF (PI).

2019–2020 SCILL-E Site Classification to Inform Sustainable Lives and Livelihoods for Fisheries and Ecosystems (PI).

2019–2023 One Ocean Hub. Global Challenges Research Fund NERC (NE/S008950/1) (Co-I).

2018–2020 A Natural Capital Plan for North Devon. EMFF. 2018- 2020 (PI).

2018–2022 Assessing and enhancing ecosystem services provided by diadromous fish in a climate change context (DiadES). INTERREG Atlantic Arc (Co-I).

2018–2019 Marine Natural Capital Evidence and Options paper for Ascension Island Government. PI for Plymouth University (PI UoP, MBA lead).

2018–2019 Feasibility study for a Marine Natural Capital Asset Index for Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage. (PI for UoP , MBA lead).

2018–2019 Natural Capital Approach to the Marine Environment to Aid Decision Making. Defra ME5155. (PI for UoP, PML lead).

2017–2018 A geodatabase for the North Devon Marine Pioneer to support the development of a Natural Capital Decision Support Tool. Natural England (PI).

2017–2019 The development of an ecosystem service assessment as a component of the WWF led UK SEAS programme sustainable finance workstream. (PI).

2017–2021 Preventing a LIONfish invasion in the MEDiterranean through early response and targeted REmoval (RELIONMED). LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity 2016. (Co-I).

2017–2022 South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity. NE/P011217/1. NERC (Co-I).

2015–2016 An evaluation framework to determine the impact of the Lyme Bay Marine Protected Area and the activities of the Lyme Bay Consultative Committee on ecosystem services and human wellbeing. The Marine Institute and the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research Plymouth University, CEFAS, Exeter University. Research for the Blue Marine Foundation. (PI).

2015–2019 The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, 2015-2019. ResponSEAble. Euros.

2015–2017 Strategies for the sustainable development and management of St Helena’s fisheries and marine tourism. Darwin Plus Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund.

2015 Assessment of the ecological coherence of the MPA network in the Celtic Seas. Research for WWF-UK (PI).

2014 Assessing the socio-economic benefits of Marine Protected Areas. A report for Natural Resources Wales. (Co-I).

2012–2015 PANACHE Protected Area Network across the Channel Ecosystem. EU INTERREG project Priority 4, Objective 2. (Co-I).

2012 The legal and ecological definition of ‘site integrity in the EU Habitats Directive and its application to UK Marine Planning. A position statement for the Marine Conservation Society. (PI).

2012 Marine Conservation Zones Benefits Package. Research and report for the Wildlife Trusts. (Co-I).

2011–2012: Social perspectives on the establishment of marine conservation zones. MMO Fisheries Challenge Fund. (Co-I).

Creative practice & artistic projects

An Ever Moving Now – Rosie Sherwood https://www.rosiesherwood.com/

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Kleitou P, Rees S, Cecconi F, Kletou D, Savva I, Cai LL & Hall-Spencer JM (2021) 'Regular monitoring and targeted removals can control lionfish in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Hall-Spencer JM, Savva I, Kletou D, Hadjistylli M, Azzurro E, Katsanevakis S, Antoniou C, Hadjioannou L & Chartosia N (2021) 'The Case of Lionfish (Pterois miles) in the Mediterranean Sea Demonstrates Limitations in EU Legislation to Address Marine Biological Invasions' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 9, (3) 325-325 , DOI Open access
Rees SE, Ashley M, Evans L, Mangi S, Sheehan EV, Mullier T, Rees A & Attrill MJ (2020) 'An evaluation of the social and economic impact of a Marine Protected Area on commercial fisheries' Fisheries Research 235, 105819-105819 , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Crocetta F, Giakoumi S, Giovos I, Hall-Spencer JM, Kalogirou S, Kletou D, Moutopoulos DK & Rees S (2020) 'Fishery reforms for the management of non-indigenous species' Journal of Environmental Management 111690-111690 , DOI Open access
Rees SE, Sheehan EV, Stewart BD, Clark R, Appleby T, Attrill MJ, Jones PJS, Johnson D, Bradshaw N & Pittman S (2020) 'Emerging themes to support ambitious UK marine biodiversity conservation' Marine Policy 103864-103864 , DOI Open access
Johnson DE, Rees SE, Diz D, Jones PJS, Roberts C & Barrio Froján C (2019) 'Securing effective and equitable coverage of marine protected areas: The UK's progress towards achieving Convention on Biological Diversity commitments and lessons learned for the way forward' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29, (S2) 181-194 , DOI Open access
Parry-Wilson HM, Rees SE, Leather H, Cole R, Rugg C & Attrill MJ (2019) 'Assessing behavioural and social responses to an eco-mooring trial for Zostera marina conservation management in Torbay, Southwest England' Ocean and Coastal Management 180, 104906-104906 , DOI Open access
Hooper T, Börger T, Langmead O, Marcone O, Rees SE, Rendon O, Beaumont N, Attrill MJ & Austen M (2019) 'Applying the natural capital approach to decision making for the marine environment' Ecosystem Services 38, 100947-100947 , DOI Open access
Kleitou P, Savva I, Kletou D, Hall-Spencer J, Antoniou C, Christodoulides Y, Chartosia N, Hadjioannou L, Dimitriou AC & Jimenez C (2019) 'Invasive lionfish in the Mediterranean: Low public awareness yet high stakeholder concerns' Marine Policy , DOI Open access
Pittman S, Rodwell L, Shellock R, Williams M, Attrill M, Bedford J, Curry K, Fletcher S, Gall S & Lowther J (2019) 'Marine parks for coastal cities: A concept for enhanced community well-being, prosperity and sustainable city living' Marine Policy , DOI Open access
Davis KJ, Binner A, Bell A, Day B, Poate T, Rees S, Smith G, Wilson K & Bateman I (2018) 'A generalisable integrated natural capital methodology for targeting investment in coastal defence' Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy 8, (4) 429-446 , DOI Open access
Elliott LR, White MP, Grellier J, Rees SE, Waters RD & Fleming LE (2018) 'Recreational visits to marine and coastal environments in England: Where, what, who, why, and when?' Marine Policy , DOI Open access
Rees SE, Pittman SJ, Foster N, Langmead O, Griffiths C, Fletcher S, Johnson DE & Attrill M (2018) 'Bridging the divide: Social-ecological coherence in Marine Protected Area network design' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems , DOI Open access
Diz D, Johnson D, Riddell M, Rees S, Battle J, Gjerde K, Hennige S & Roberts JM (2017) 'Mainstreaming marine biodiversity into the SDGs: The role of other effective area-based conservation measures (SDG 14.5)' Marine Policy , DOI Open access
Rees SE, Foster NL, Langmead O, Pittman S & Johnson DE (2017) 'Defining the qualitative elements of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 with regard to the marine and coastal environment in order to strengthen global efforts for marine biodiversity conservation outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14' Marine Policy , DOI Open access
Foster NL, Rees S, Langmead O, Griffiths C, Oates J & Attrill M (2017) 'Assessing the ecological coherence of a marine protected area network in the Celtic Seas' Ecosphere 8, (2) , DOI Open access
Rodríguez-Rodríguez D, Rees SE, Rodwell LD & Attrill MJ (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 Open access
Jackson EL, Rees SE, Wilding C & Attrill MJ (2015) 'Use of a seagrass residency index to apportion commercial fishery landing values and recreation fisheries expenditure to seagrass habitat service' Conserv Biol 29, (3) 899-909 Author Site , DOI Open access
Rodriguez-Rodriguez D, Rees SE, Rodwell LD & Attrill MJ (2015) 'Assessing the socioeconomic effects of multiple-use MPAs in a European setting: A national stakeholders' perspective' ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY 48, 115-127 Author Site , DOI
Gilbert AJ, Alexander K, Sardá R, Brazinskaite R, Fischer C, Gee K, Jessopp M, Kershaw P, Los HJ & March Morla D (2015) 'Marine spatial planning and Good Environmental Status: a perspective on spatial and temporal dimensions' Ecology and Society 20, (1) , DOI Open access
Rodriguez-Rodriguez D, Rees S, Mannaerts G, Sciberras M, Pirie C, Black G, Aulert C, Sheehan EV, Carrier S & Attrill MJ (2015) 'Status of the marine protected area network across the English channel (La Manche): Cross-country similarities and differences in MPA designation, management and monitoring' MARINE POLICY 51, 536-546 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 Open access
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
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, (0) 335-341 Author Site , DOI
Cinnirella S, Sarda R, Luis Suarez de Vivero J, Brennan R, Barausse A, Icely J, Luisetti T, March D, Murciano C & Newton A (2014) 'Steps toward a shared governance response for achieving Good Environmental Status in the Mediterranean Sea' ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY 19, (4) Author Site , DOI Open access
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 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, (0) 51-58 Author Site , DOI
Rees SE, Sheehan EV, Jackson EL, Gall SC, Cousens SL, Solandt J, Boyer M & Attrill MJ (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, (1) 14-21 Author Site , DOI
Rees SE, Sheehan EV, Jackson EL, Gall SC, Cousens SL, Solandt J-L, Boyer M & Attrill MJ (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, (1) 14-21 , 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
Rees SE, Attrill MJ, Austen MC, Mangi SC & Rodwell LD (2013) 'A thematic cost-benefit analysis of a marine protected area' Journal of Environmental Management 114, (0) 476-485 Author Site , 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, Austen MC, Attrill MJ & Rodwell LD (2012) 'Incorporating indirect ecosystem services into marine protected area planning and management' International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 8, (3) 273-285 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
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
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
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 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 Author Site , DOI
Books

Plater AJ, Rice JC, Glegg G, Hansson S, Koutrakis M, Mangi S, Marasovic I, Marshall CE, Norman T, Oguz T, Peckett F, Rees S, Rickards L, Rodwell LD, Tudor D, Vrgoc N. Review of existing international approaches to fisheries management: The role of science in underpinning the ecosystem approach and marine spatial planning, in: Kidd, S. et al. The ecosystem approach to marine planning and management 2011; 131-204.

Langar H; Ouerghi A (2019) Tackling the lionfish invasion in the Mediterranean. the EU-LIFE RELIONMED Project: progress and results. Tunisia SPA/RAC publication Open access
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
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
Conference Papers
Kleitou P, Hall-Spencer JASON, Rees SIAN, Kletou DEMETRIS, SAVVA I, ANTONIOU C, JIMENEZ C, HADJIOANNOU L & ANDREOU V (2019) 'TARGETED REMOVALS OF INVASIVE SPECIES IN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS' CIESM CONGRESS Open access
Reports

Rees, S.E., Ashley, M., Cameron, A.2019. North Devon Marine Pioneer Report 2: A Natural Capital Asset and Risk Register A SWEEP/WWF-UK report by research staff the Marine Institute at University of Plymouth.

Tillin, H.M., Langmead, O., Hodgson, B., Luff, A, Rees, S., Hooper, T. Frost, M. 2018. Feasibility study for a Marine Natural Capital Asset Index for Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage Research Report No. 1071

La Bianca, Giulia., Hodgson, Ben., Erni-Cassola, Gabriel., Tillin, Heidi., Howell, Kerry., Rees Sian. 2018. A report for Ascension Islands-Natural Capital Assessment. South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI). 81pp.

Ashley, M., Rees, S.E., Cameron, A. 2018. North Devon Marine Pioneer, links between the ecosystem and ecosystem services in the North Devon Marine Pioneer. A report to WWF-UK by research staff the Marine Institute at University of Plymouth.

Hooper, T., Langmead, O., Marcone, O., Rees, S., Rendon, O., Börger, T., Beaumont, N., Attrill, M. and Austen, M. 2018. Application of the natural capital approach to the marine environment to aid decision-making. Report prepared for the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (project code ME5115).

Rees, S., Hall-Spencer, J., Savva, I., Antoniou, C., Kleitou, P., Christodoulides, Y., Chartosia, N., Hadjioannou, L., Jimenez, C., Petrou, A., Demetriou, A., Sfendourakis, S., Kletou, D. 2017. Stakeholder Consultation and Baseline Assessment of Social Awareness on Marine Invasive Species in the Mediterranean. Preparatory Action A.1. A Report for EU LIFE Nature and Biodiversity. Preventing a LIONfish invasion in the MEDiterranean through early response and targeted REmoval (RELIONMED-LIFE) - LIFE16 NAT/CY/000832.

Rees S., Clingham E, Rodwell L., Glegg G., and Collins M. 2016. Marine Ecosystem Services of St Helena. Part 2: Ecosystem Service Valuations, Future Development Thresholds and Management. A report for the Environment and Natural Resources Directorate, St Helena Government by Marine Institute Plymouth University. pp 70. http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/11195

Rees S., Fletcher S., Clingham E., 2016. Marine Ecosystem Services Assessment of St Helena. A report for the Environment and Natural Resources Directorate, St Helena Government by the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University. pp 22. http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/11194

Rees, S.E., 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 Marine Protected Area and the activities of the Lyme Bay Consultative Committee on ecosystem services and human wellbeing. A report to the Blue Marine Foundation by research staff the Marine Institute at Plymouth University, Exeter University and Cefas. Pp139. http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/6742

Rees S.E., Foster N.L., Langmead O., Pittman S., Johnson D.E. 2016. Defining the qualitative elements of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 with regard to the marine and coastal environment. A report to the Convention on Biological Diversity expert meeting complied by the Marine Institute at Plymouth University, UK. pp. 55

Rees S, Foster N, Langmead O, Griffiths C. 2015 Assessment of the Ecological Coherence of the MPA Network in the Celtic Seas: A report for WWF-UK by the Marine Institute, Plymouth University and The Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 2015. p. 120.

Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D., Rees, S., Rodwell, L., Haenrick, M., Dobroniak, C., Bartlett,G., Mannaerts, G., and Attrill, M. 2014. Methods for monitoring the socioeconomic effects of Marine Protected Areas. A report for the European Union INTERREG IVA France (Channel) – England European cross-border co-operation programme. Protected Area Network Across the Channel Ecosystem Project. pp 75.

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

Rodriguez-Rodriguez, D., Rees, S., Mannaerts, G., Sheehan, E. 2013. Marine Protected Areas in the Channel: A review. Report prepared by the Marine Institute and the Agence des Marines Protegees for the Protected Area Network Across the Channel Ecosystem (PANACHE) project. INTERREG programme France (Channel) – England (2007 – 2013) funded project, 48 pp.

Brown, C., Hull, S., Frost, N., Miller, F., Pearce, B., Rees, S., Hughes, E., Tyler-Walters, H. 2013. In-depth review of evidence supporting the recommended Marine Conservation Zones. Project Code: MB0116 Marine Biodiversity R&D Programme, p. 69. Report for the UK Government Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), London.

Friedrich, L., Fletcher, S., Gall, S., Rees, S., 2013. Securing the benefits of the Marine Conservation Zone Network: Evidence for a declining ecological baseline. A report by the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research for the UK Government Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Attrill, M., Higgs, N., Dodds, W., Fletcher, S., Friedrich, L., Gall, S., Jefferson, R., Langmead, O., Rees, S., Pittman, S., Sheehan, E. 2013. Marine Conservation Zones: Consultation on proposals for designation in 2013. A Response from the Marine Institute at Plymouth University for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). 12pp.

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

Glegg, G., Fletcher, S., Jefferson, R., Pike, K., Rees, S. and Rodwell, L. 2012. Marine Biodiversity Valuation: a proposal for action. A report for Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation by the Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University.

Rees, S. E. & Rodwell, L. D. 2012. The social impacts of marine conservation zones on the North Devon inshore fishing fleets - A report for the Marine Management Organisation., pp. 39. The Centre for Marine and Coastal Policy Research, Plymouth University, Plymouth.

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., 2011. Lyme Bay – a case-study: measuring recovery of benthic species; assessing potential “spillover” effects and socio-economic changes, Final Report, February 2011. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the University of Plymouth-led consortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd.

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 “spillover” effects and socio-economic changes, Annual Report, December 2010. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the University of Plymouth-led consortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd. 53 pages.

Mangi, S., Hattam, C., Rodwell, L., Rees, S., Stehfest, K. 2009. Initial report on socio-economic costs of closing Lyme Bay to scallop dredging and heavy trawling gear. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the Plymouth Marine Laboratories and the University of Plymouth-led consortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd. 50 pp. Defra Contract No. MB101

Attrill, M.J., Fowell, S., Hall-Spencer, J., Hattam, C., Jackson, E.L., Langmead, O., Mangi, S., Marshall, C., Munro, C., Rees, S., Rodwell, L., Sheehan, E.V., Stevens, T.F. 2009. Lyme Bay – a case-study: measuring recovery of benthic species; assessing potential “spillover” effects and socio-economic changes, Annual Report, December 2009. Report to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from the University of Plymouth-led consortium. Plymouth: University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd. 70 pages

Rees S & Ashley M (2019) North Devon Natural Capital Asset and Risk Register. Open access
Rees S, Ashley M & Cameron A (2019) North Devon Marine Pioneer 2: A Natural Capital Asset and Risk Register. Open access
Rees S, Ashley M & Cameron A (2018) North Devon Marine Pioneer, links between the ecosystem and ecosystem services in the North Devon Marine Pioneer. Open access
La Bianca G, Hodgson B, Howell K, Rees S, Erni-Cassola G & Tillin H (2018) Ascension Island Natural Capital Assessment: Marine ecosystem services report. South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute
Rees S (2017) MARINE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES OF ST. HELENA PART 3: GUIDELINES TO SUPPORT THE FUTURE APPLICATION OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT METHODS TO INFORM MARINE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING. Open access
Rees SE (2016) MARINE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES OF ST. HELENA PART 2: ECOSYSTEM SERVICE VALUATIONS, FUTURE DEVELOPMENT THRESHOLDS AND MANAGEMENT. Open access
Rees SE (2016) MARINE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ASSESSMENT OF ST. HELENA. Open access
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 Open access
Other Publications

Authored Consultation Responses to UK Government

1.  Higgs, N., Thompson, R., Hutchinson, T., Hall-Spencer, J., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Embling, C., Rees, S., Sheehan, E. and Selby, I., (2018). Sustainable Seas Inquiry: Written Evidence from the University of Plymouth Marine Institute. University of Plymouth Marine Institute, Plymouth, UK, pp. 12.

2.  Marine Institute. 2015. Marine Conservation Zones: Consultation on the second tranche of Marine Conservation Zones 2015. Response from the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth. 8pp

3.  Marine Institute. 2013. Marine Conservation Zones: Consultation on proposals for designation in 2013. Response from the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth. 12pp

4.  Marine Institute. 2009. DEFRA consultation on delivering Marine Conservation Zones and European Marine Sites (a draft strategy for marine protected areas) and the Draft Guidance Notes 1-4. Response from the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth. 18pp

5.  Marine Institute 2008. JNCC 2008 Consultation on guidance relating to the offence of deliberate disturbance of marine European Protected Species. Response from the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth. 8pp

6.  Mee, L., Stevens, T., Rees, S and Marshall C. 2008. DEFRA Consultation on measures to protect biodiversity in Lyme Bay; Response from the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth. 11pp

Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

2020

Devon Maritime Forum – A Natural Capital Asset and Risk Register.

NCEAP workshop Estuaries and Coast (Water) - Marine Natural Capital approach.

2019

A Natural Capital Asset and Risk Register. Defra Directors meeting, North Devon, UK

Evidence from the Marine Pioneer. Defra Evidence Team, London, UK.

Marine Protected Areas – Lessons from the Marine Pioneer. Defra MPA team, London, UK.

2018

Marine Pioneer Conference. Developing Marine Natural Capital Accounts. North Devon, UK.

NERC-SWEEP Science workshop for Defra. Exeter, UK.

Marine Pioneer Conference. A Natural Capital Asset register. WWF, Woking, UK

2017

House of Lords Select Committee. Advisory Committee on the Protection of the Sea. Aichi Target 11 and SGD 14. Opportunities for the UK. London, UK.

2016

Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve Committee meeting,. The Lyme Bay Reserve. Is it working? Lyme Regis, UK

Commonwealth Resilience Forum, Marine Resources: protection or development - need they be mutually exclusive? MPAs and the Tourism and Leisure sector. London. UK.

Convention on Biological Diversity expert meeting. Berlin, Germany.

2015

MPAs and human well-being: How can we align conservation with social and economic needs? ESRC symposium. Bristol University, UK.

2014

Marine Spatial Planning Conference Series for the European Commission, Marine Spatial Planning and the integration of economic and environmental interests. Venice Italy.


Conferences organised

2020  

Marine Natural Capital SWEEP Expo. Presentation on the Natural Capital Asset and Risk Register and panelist.

UN Nippon Fellow network. UNDOALOS Ocean Science Policy.

UN Nippon Fellow network. Unpacking Social Sciences.

Blue Economy webinar World Oceans Week (9th 12th June)- Planning for Blue economy: Global trends, local challenges, and foreign investment event 10th June.

2015 and 2016 Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Plymouth University.

2014 2nd Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, Plymouth University.

2012 1st Marine and Coastal Policy Forum, Plymouth University.

2009 Plymouth Marine Science Partnership, Plymouth University.

2007 Devon Maritime Forum, Torquay.

Workshops Organised

2020 - SWEEP - Plymouth City Council

2019 Workshops with Defra Evidence and Defra Marine and Fisheries

2018 North Devon Marine Pioneer Working Group Risks and Opportunities for Natural Capital.

2018 Defra workshop Natural Capital Approach to the Marine Environment to Aid Decision Making

2016 Scenario marine planning workshop. St Helena.

2015 Marine Protected Area monitoring and assessment. PANACHE/VALMER conference Torquay.

2014 Assessing the socio-economic benefits of marine protected areas. Workshop for Natural Resources Wales.

2014 Expert workshop on monitoring marine protected areas. PANACHE.

2012 20 Questions to shape the Marine and Coastal Policy Research agenda. 1st Marine and Coastal Policy Forum.

2009 Lyme Bay stakeholder workshop Defra contract MB101.

2008 Lyme Bay stakeholder workshop Defra contract MB101.

2004–2006 Dart Catchment Stakeholder forums. Workshops in Dartmouth, Totnes, Ashburton, Princetown.