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Research Biography

Beverley Clarke is a social scientist particularly interested in how people influence environmental management. She has been investigating how both formal (governance) and informal (cultural and social) processes affect decision making processes and outcomes for the environment. Assoc Prof Clarke has been conducting research in the area of environmental planning and management, specialising in coasts, over the last 15 years researching topics such as community participation, capacity building, the policy implications of sea level rise, and the social dimensions of natural resource management.

Research Interests

Beverley's research interests include:

  • Coastal Climate adapation
  • Coastal management
  • Community engagement in environmental management
  • Marine Protected Area management
  • Natural Resource Management and coasts
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Policy evaluation

Non-Refereed Conference Presentations

Clarke, B. 2013, Wither Coastal Management in Australia?, 12th International Coastal Symposium, Plymouth, UK.

Clarke, B., Middle G, Brown, L et al. 2013, Approaches to teaching IA in Australian Universities, Impact Assessment, the next generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 13-16 May, Alberta, Canada.

Middle, G, Brown, L, Franks, D, Harris-Roxas, B,  Clarke, B et al, 2013, Reducing green tape or rolling back IA in Australia, Impact Assessment, the next generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 13-16 May, Alberta, Canada.

Clarke, B. 2012, What's Hot and What's Not? Teaching EIA at Flinders University, Special symposium: State of Environmental Impact Assessment in Australia, November 12-13, ANU, Canberra.

Clarke, B. 2011. NRM and the Coast: Past, Present and Future. NSW 20th Annual Coastal Conference, Tweed Heads, NSW, 8-11 November.

Clarke, B. 2011. Coastal Habitat vulnerability assessment, identification and action. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers conference, 12-16 April, Seattle, Washington.

Government Reports

Clarke, B. 2010, Analysis of Coastal Policies of Australian State and Territory Governments, Report prepared for the South Australian Coast Protection Board, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Adelaide.

Clarke, B. 2010, Research audit of social sciences fisheries research: FRDC Project No. 2009/317, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. ISBN 978-0-646-53506-7.

Clarke, B. & Simpson, N. 2010, Climate Change Vulnerability - Identification of threatened coastal habitat in the AMLR based on existing coastal action plans, for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, Adelaide.

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Research Output

21st Century reform in Australian coastal policy and legislation

Harvey, N. & Clarke, B., 1 May 2019, In : Marine Policy. 103, May, p. 27-32 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    From salt to C: carbon sequestration through ecological restoration at the Dry Creek Salt Field

    Dittmann, S., Mosley, L., Beaumont, K., Clarke, B., Bestland, E., Guan, H., Sandhu, H., Clanahan, M., Baring, R., Quinn, J., Seaman, R., Sutton, P., Thomson, S-M., Costanza, R., Shepherd, G., Whalen, M., Stangoulis, J., Marschner, P. & Townsend, M., 2019, Adelaide: Goyder Institute for Water Research. (Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series; vol. 19, no. 28)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • Purpose vs performance: What does marine protected area success look like?

    Yates, K., Clarke, B. & Thurstan, R. H., Feb 2019, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 92, February, p. 76-86 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Scenario planning including ecosystem services for a coastal region in South Australia

    Sandhu, H., Clarke, B., Baring, R., Anderson, S., Fisk, C., Dittmann, S., Walker, G., Sutton, P., Kubiszewski, I. & Costanza, R., 2018, In : Ecosystem Services. 31, p. 194-207 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)