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Dr. Stuart Kininmonth

Stuart is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Marine Studies teaching Coral Reef Ecology (MS306), Marine Spatial Planning (MS315) and Marine Geology and Sedimentology (MS211). He is also supervising a number of post graduate students (MS400 and MS411), Masters and Doctoral students. He obtained a degree in zoology and genetics (BSc.) and a graduate Diploma in Education (Dip Ed.) from the University of Melbourne in 1986. Later he obtained a Masters in Resource Science (MResSci) from the University of New England under the supervision of A/Prof Nic Rollings (now USP GIS). In 2011 he was awarded a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Queensland under the supervision of Professor Hugh Possingham. This thesis explored the role of networks in the ecology and conservation planning of coral reefs. He has over 20 years of field experience in marine and coral reef ecology. This includes leading teams across the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea to conduct experiments or surveys. Organizations that employed Stuart are Parks Australia North, CSIRO, Australian Institute of Marine Science, James Cook University, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, Victoraian department of Conservation, Forests and Lands, Greening Australia, Outward Bound Australia and Ecosystem Management. He currently holds the Australian Diver Accreditation System (ADAS) level 1 commercial diver, PADI Open Water Instructor and Open Coxswain (up to 15 metre LOA commercial boat license). Supplementary to this he have been granted dive supervisor and trip manager status for Australian Institute of Marine Science and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Stuart’s research focus is based on trying to understand the complex interplay between social and natural systems. To disentangle the drivers in the system he uses techniques such as emergent properties in networks and conditional probabilities in Bayesian networks.  He still has active ongoing collaborations at Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University) with Örjan Bodin and Thorsten Blenckner modeling Baltic Sea fisheries and governance drivers in natural resource systems. This includes being Principal investigator for work package 8 Modelling of Reserve Systems for the RESERVE BENEFIT grant (a BIODIVESA EU grant). He also collaborates with CEES (UiO) specifically with Florian Diekert on the NATCOOP project which aims to increase our understanding of how nature shapes preferences and incentives of economic agents and how this in turn affects common-pool resource management.

He has published 38 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has a Google H index of 20 and i10 index of 33 with 2287 citations (but see https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NsdPCvgAAAAJ&hl=en ).  He also enjoys writing for magazines on various topics including cruising and climate change.

 

Recent publications include:

 

1.      Abundance and local-scale processes contribute to cross-phyla gradients in global marine diversity, G.J. Edgar, T.J. Alexander, J.S. Lefcheck, A.E. Bates, S.J. Kininmonth, R.J. Thomson, J.E. Duffy, R.D. Stuart-Smith, Science Advances (2017) 3 (10) e1700419

2.      Kininmonth , S, Bodin O, Bergsten, A. (2015) Closing the collaborative gap: aligning social and ecological connectivity for better management of interconnectedness wetlands AMBIO 44, p. 138-148

3.      EA Treml, Ö Bodin, P Fidelman, S  Kininmonth , J Ekstrom (2015) Analysing the (Mis) Fit between Institutional and ecological networks of the Coral Triangle. Global Environmental Change, 31: 263-271 

4.      Kininmonth , Stuart, Lemm, Stephenie, Cherie Malone, Hatley, Thomas (2014) Spatial vulnerability assessment of anchor damage within at the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. Ocean and Coastal Management, V.100, pp. 20-31

5.      Edgar Graham, Stuart-Smith Rick Willis Trevor, Kininmonth Stuart J, et al. (2014) Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features. Nature 506: 216-220

6.      Kininmonth Stuart, Beger Mary Bode Michael Peterson Eric Adams Venessa, Dorfman Daniel Brumbaugh Dan, Possingham Hugh (2011) Dispersal connectivity and reserve selection for marine conservation. Ecological Modelling, Volume 222, Issue 7, 10 April 2011, Pages 1272-1282

7.      Stuart-Smith, R., Edgar, GJ, Barrett, NS, Kininmonth , SJ and Bates, A. (2015) Large-scale thermal biases and vulnerability two warming in the world's marine fauna. Nature, 1-17.

8.      Pierre Leenhardt, Lida Tenever, Stuart  Kininmonth , Ness Smith, Olivia Langmead, Emily Darling, Joachim Claudet (2015) Challenges, insights and perspectives Associated with overusing social-ecological science of marine conservation. Ocean and Coastal Management, doi: 10.1016 / j.ocecoaman.2015.04.018

9.      Stuart-Smith, Rick, Jonathan Lefcheck, Amanda Bates, Sue Baker, Russell Thomson, Jemina Stuart-Smith, Nicole Hill, Emmett Duffy, Stuart Kininmonth, Laura Airoldi, Mikel Becerro, Stuart Campbell, Terrence Dawson, Sergio Navarrete, German Soler, Elisabeth Strain, Trevor Willis, Graham Edgar.(2013) Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity. Nature 501 : 539

10.  Graham J. Edgar, Amanda E. Bates, Thomas J. Bird, Alun H. Jones, Stuart Kininmonth , Rick D. Stuart-Smith, and Thomas J. Webb, (2015) New approaches two marine conservation through scaling up of ecological data , Annu. Fox. Mar. Sci. Vol. 8: 435-461

11.  German Soler, Russell Thomson, Stuart Campbell, David Galvan, Colin Buxton, Neville Barrett, Terence Dawson, Anthony Bernard, Timothy J. Alexander, Trevor Willis, Stuart  Kininmonth , Rick Stuart-Smith & Graham J. Edgar (2015) Reef fishes that all trophic levels RESPOND positively two effective marine protected areas. Plos One, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.014027

12.  More on https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stuart_Kininmonth/publication


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