Dr Wendy Dodds
School of Marine Science and Engineering (NC) (Faculty of Science and Engineering (HP))
Currently working on the Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services in the Western Channel Region (VALMER) Project, led by Plymouth University. VALMER is a European funded project comprising eleven French and English partners in SW England and France, which aims to evaluate how marine ecosystem service assessment and valuation can support effective marine planning and management. The project seeks to develop and apply methodologies that can be used to assess, quantify and communicate the real value (economic, social and environmental) of marine and coastal ecosystem services. The focus of this research is on the application of ecosystem service assessment into marine and coastal governance. This includes the development of an evaluative framework to examine and critique the role that ecosystem service assessment can play in marine planning and management of the Western Channel.
Wendy is an experienced researcher with over nine years’ experience working on applied coastal and marine management research projects. She has also worked for WWF advising on policy aspects of marine governance including, marine spatial planning and marine nature conservation.
Recent Employment History:
2012 Senior Marine Policy Officer, WWF
2010-2012 Marine Policy Officer, WWF
2009-2010 Researcher, Cardiff University. Interreg IVB Innovative Management of Europe’s Changing Coastal Resource (IMCORE) Project.
2003-2004 Research Assistant Interreg IIIA Coastal Communities Network (CocoNet) Project, Cardiff University.
2009 PhD, Thesis title: An examination of coastal risk decision making in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cardiff University.
2002 BSc (Hons) Marine Geography, Southampton Institute, First Class Degree.
My research interests span all areas of marine and coastal policy. I am particularly interested in marine spatial planning in shared sea areas, coastal governance and marine nature conservation.
Fletcher, S., Jefferson, R., Glegg, G., Rodwell, L. and Dodds, W. (article in press) England's evolving marine and coastal governance framework. Marine Policy.
Dodds, W. , Cooper, A. and McKenna, J., 2010. Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Policy Evolution in Northern Ireland: “Incremental or Leapfrogging?”. Ocean and Coastal Management, 53: 779-786.
Stojanovic, T. A., Ball, I., Ballinger, R.C., Lymbery, G & Dodds, W., 2009. The role of research networks for science-policy collaboration in coastal areas Marine Policy, Volume 33:901-911.
Dodds, W. & Fletcher, S., 2003. The use of a virtual learning environment to enhance ICM capacity building. Marine Policy, 27: 241-247.
Published Conference Proceedings:
Dodds W., 2006. Adaptive Management in ICZM: Theory vs. Practice. Littoral 2006 Coastal Innovations and Initiatives. Gdansk, Poland18th-20th September 2006.
Ball I., Ballinger R.C. and Dodds W., 2006. Strengthening the Scientific Base of Coastal Partnerships and Programmes: Development of an Estuary-wide Research Strategy and Forum. Littoral 2006 Coastal Innovations and Initiatives. Gdansk, Poland18th-20th September 2006.
Ballinger R., Cummins V., Dodds W., O Mahony, C. & Smith H., 2004. Community Based Approaches to Coastal Management - the CoCoNet Initiative. Littoral 2004 Delivering Sustainable Coasts: Connecting Science and Policy Aberdeen, Scotland, UK: 20th –22nd September 2004.
Fletcher S, & Dodds W., 2004. Dipping Toes in the Water: An International Survey of Residential Fieldwork within ICM Degree Course Curricula. Littoral 2004 Delivering Sustainable Coasts: Connecting Science and Policy Aberdeen, Scotland, UK: 20th –22nd September 2004.