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Dr Kristian Metcalfe

Dr Kristian Metcalfe

Darwin Research Fellow

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 Daphne du Maurier 

 

Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter,  Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Qualifications

2013 PhD Biodiversity Management (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
2008 MSc Conservation and Biodiversity (University of Exeter)
2007 BSc (Hons) Coastal Zone Environmental Management (University of Exeter & Camborne School of Mines)

Career

May 2013 – present Darwin Research Fellow (University of Exeter)
Feb 2013 – May 2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)

Research

Research interests

I am a conservation biologist, whose work focuses on identifying priority areas for conservation and designing protected area networks within a systematic conservation planning framework. This often involves using spatial prioritisation software tools such as Marxan and Zonation to (i) identify priority areas that meet conservation objectives whilst minimising impacts on stakeholders; (ii) model trade-offs in protected area network design; and, (iii) determine how protected areas can be managed to meet conservation objectives and the sustainable use of resources, such as fisheries.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Marine spatial planning
  • Marine protected area network design
  • Marine Policy  
  • Systematic conservation planning

Research projects

Project Title: Delivering an MPA network for fisheries and biodiversity of Central Africa (Republic of Congo and Gabon)

Funding Body: The Darwin Initiative

Project Description:

The Republic of Congo and Gabon have significant natural resources with potential for poverty alleviation.  However, whilst substantial efforts have been focused on land, marine biodiversity has been neglected. Therefore, additional work is needed to enhance management of marine resources to promote sustainable livelihoods and the conservation of marine vertebrates (many covered by CITES and CMS), for which the region is globally important. This project with Professor Brendan Godley & Dr Matthew Witt seeks to support key stakeholders in the region to: (i) identify priority areas for conservation,  and (ii) help support the development of a scientifically evidenced, representative MPA network that meets conservation objectives, whilst maintaining fish stocks and minimising impacts on competing sectors.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Metcalfe K, Bréheret N, Chauvet E, Collins T, Curran BK, Parnell RJ, Turner RA, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2018). Using satellite AIS to improve our understanding of shipping and fill gaps in ocean observation data to support marine spatial planning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(4), 1834-1845. Abstract.
Shwartz A, Davies ZG, Macgregor NA, Crick HQP, Clarke D, Eigenbrod F, Gonner C, Hill CT, Knight AT, Metcalfe K, et al (2017). Scaling up from protected areas in England: the value of establishing large conservation areas. Biological Conservation, 212, 279-287. Abstract.
Metcalfe K, Collins T, Abernethy KE, Boumba R, Dengui J-C, Miyalou R, Parnell RJ, Plummer KE, Russell DJ, Safou GK, et al (2016). Addressing Uncertainty in Marine Resource Management; Combining Community Engagement and Tracking Technology to Characterize Human Behavior. Conservation Letters, 10(4), 460-469. Full text.
Metcalfe K, Vaz S, Engelhard GH, Villanueva MC, Smith RJ, Mackinson S (2015). Evaluating conservation and fisheries management strategies by linking spatial prioritisation software and ecosystem and fisheries modelling tools. Journal of Applied Ecology
Metcalfe K, Agamboué PD, Augowet E, Boussamba F, Cardiec F, Fay JM, Formia A, Kema Kema JR, Kouerey C, Mabert BDK, et al (2015). Going the extra mile: Ground-based monitoring of olive ridley turtles reveals Gabon hosts the largest rookery in the Atlantic. Biological Conservation, 190, 14-22. Abstract.
Struebig MJ, Wilting A, Gaveau DLA, Meijaard E, Smith RJ, the Borneo Mammal Distribution Consortium, Fischer M, Metcalfe K, Kramer-Schadt S (2015). Targeted Conservation to Safeguard a Biodiversity Hotspot from Climate and Land-Cover Change. Current Biology, 25(3), 372-378.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Witt M, Godley B, Pikesley S (In Press). A novel approach to estimate the distribution, density and at-sea risks of a centrally-placed mobile marine vertebrate. Biological Conservation Full text.
Metcalfe K, Bréheret N, Chauvet E, Collins T, Curran BK, Parnell RJ, Turner RA, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2018). Using satellite AIS to improve our understanding of shipping and fill gaps in ocean observation data to support marine spatial planning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(4), 1834-1845. Abstract.
Dawson TM, Formia A, Agamboué PD, Asseko GM, Boussamba F, Cardiec F, Chartrain E, Doherty PD, Fay JM, Godley BJ, et al (2017). Informing Marine Protected Area Designation and Management for Nesting Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Using Satellite Tracking. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4
Shwartz A, Davies ZG, Macgregor NA, Crick HQP, Clarke D, Eigenbrod F, Gonner C, Hill CT, Knight AT, Metcalfe K, et al (2017). Scaling up from protected areas in England: the value of establishing large conservation areas. Biological Conservation, 212, 279-287. Abstract.
Metcalfe K, Collins T, Abernethy KE, Boumba R, Dengui J-C, Miyalou R, Parnell RJ, Plummer KE, Russell DJ, Safou GK, et al (2016). Addressing Uncertainty in Marine Resource Management; Combining Community Engagement and Tracking Technology to Characterize Human Behavior. Conservation Letters, 10(4), 460-469. Full text.
Gardner CJ, Raxworthy CJ, Metcalfe K, Raselimanana AP, Smith RJ, Davies ZG (2015). Comparing Methods for Prioritising Protected Areas for Investment: a Case Study Using Madagascar's Dry Forest Reptiles. PLoS One, 10(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Metcalfe K, Vaz S, Engelhard GH, Villanueva MC, Smith RJ, Mackinson S (2015). Evaluating conservation and fisheries management strategies by linking spatial prioritisation software and ecosystem and fisheries modelling tools. Journal of Applied Ecology
Metcalfe K, Agamboué PD, Augowet E, Boussamba F, Cardiec F, Fay JM, Formia A, Kema Kema JR, Kouerey C, Mabert BDK, et al (2015). Going the extra mile: Ground-based monitoring of olive ridley turtles reveals Gabon hosts the largest rookery in the Atlantic. Biological Conservation, 190, 14-22. Abstract.
Metcalfe K, Vaughan G, Vaz S, Smith RJ (2015). Spatial, socio-economic, and ecological implications of incorporating minimum size constraints in marine protected area network design. Conserv Biol, 29(6), 1615-1625. Abstract.  Author URL.
Struebig MJ, Wilting A, Gaveau DLA, Meijaard E, Smith RJ, the Borneo Mammal Distribution Consortium, Fischer M, Metcalfe K, Kramer-Schadt S (2015). Targeted Conservation to Safeguard a Biodiversity Hotspot from Climate and Land-Cover Change. Current Biology, 25(3), 372-378.
Metcalfe K, Delavenne J, Garcia C, Foveau A, Dauvin JC, Coggan R, Vaz S, Harrop SR, Smith RJ (2013). Impacts of data quality on the setting of conservation planning targets using the species-area relationship. Diversity and Distributions, 19(1), 1-13. Abstract.
Metcalfe K, Roberts T, Smith RJ, Harrop SR (2013). Marine conservation science and governance in North-West Europe: Conservation planning and international law and policy. Marine Policy, 39(1), 289-295. Abstract.
Delavenne J, Metcalfe K, Smith RJ, Vaz S, Martin CS, Dupuis L, Coppin F, Carpentier A (2012). Systematic conservation planning in the eastern English Channel: Comparing the Marxan and Zonation decision-support tools. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69(1), 75-83. Abstract.
Veríssimo D, Metcalfe K (2012). Whaling: Quota trading won't work. Nature, 482(7384).
Metcalfe K, Ffrench-Constant R, Gordon I (2010). Sacred sites as hotspots for biodiversity: the Three Sisters Cave complex in coastal Kenya. ORYX, 44(1), 118-123. Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Witt M, Godley B, Pikesley S (In Press). A novel approach to estimate the distribution, density and at-sea risks of a centrally-placed mobile marine vertebrate. Biological Conservation Full text.

2018

Metcalfe K, Bréheret N, Chauvet E, Collins T, Curran BK, Parnell RJ, Turner RA, Witt MJ, Godley BJ (2018). Using satellite AIS to improve our understanding of shipping and fill gaps in ocean observation data to support marine spatial planning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(4), 1834-1845. Abstract.

2017

Dawson TM, Formia A, Agamboué PD, Asseko GM, Boussamba F, Cardiec F, Chartrain E, Doherty PD, Fay JM, Godley BJ, et al (2017). Informing Marine Protected Area Designation and Management for Nesting Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Using Satellite Tracking. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4
Shwartz A, Davies ZG, Macgregor NA, Crick HQP, Clarke D, Eigenbrod F, Gonner C, Hill CT, Knight AT, Metcalfe K, et al (2017). Scaling up from protected areas in England: the value of establishing large conservation areas. Biological Conservation, 212, 279-287. Abstract.

2016

Metcalfe K, Collins T, Abernethy KE, Boumba R, Dengui J-C, Miyalou R, Parnell RJ, Plummer KE, Russell DJ, Safou GK, et al (2016). Addressing Uncertainty in Marine Resource Management; Combining Community Engagement and Tracking Technology to Characterize Human Behavior. Conservation Letters, 10(4), 460-469. Full text.

2015

Gardner CJ, Raxworthy CJ, Metcalfe K, Raselimanana AP, Smith RJ, Davies ZG (2015). Comparing Methods for Prioritising Protected Areas for Investment: a Case Study Using Madagascar's Dry Forest Reptiles. PLoS One, 10(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Metcalfe K, Vaz S, Engelhard GH, Villanueva MC, Smith RJ, Mackinson S (2015). Evaluating conservation and fisheries management strategies by linking spatial prioritisation software and ecosystem and fisheries modelling tools. Journal of Applied Ecology
Metcalfe K, Agamboué PD, Augowet E, Boussamba F, Cardiec F, Fay JM, Formia A, Kema Kema JR, Kouerey C, Mabert BDK, et al (2015). Going the extra mile: Ground-based monitoring of olive ridley turtles reveals Gabon hosts the largest rookery in the Atlantic. Biological Conservation, 190, 14-22. Abstract.
Metcalfe K, Vaughan G, Vaz S, Smith RJ (2015). Spatial, socio-economic, and ecological implications of incorporating minimum size constraints in marine protected area network design. Conserv Biol, 29(6), 1615-1625. Abstract.  Author URL.
Struebig MJ, Wilting A, Gaveau DLA, Meijaard E, Smith RJ, the Borneo Mammal Distribution Consortium, Fischer M, Metcalfe K, Kramer-Schadt S (2015). Targeted Conservation to Safeguard a Biodiversity Hotspot from Climate and Land-Cover Change. Current Biology, 25(3), 372-378.

2013

Metcalfe K, Delavenne J, Garcia C, Foveau A, Dauvin JC, Coggan R, Vaz S, Harrop SR, Smith RJ (2013). Impacts of data quality on the setting of conservation planning targets using the species-area relationship. Diversity and Distributions, 19(1), 1-13. Abstract.
Metcalfe K, Roberts T, Smith RJ, Harrop SR (2013). Marine conservation science and governance in North-West Europe: Conservation planning and international law and policy. Marine Policy, 39(1), 289-295. Abstract.

2012

Delavenne J, Metcalfe K, Smith RJ, Vaz S, Martin CS, Dupuis L, Coppin F, Carpentier A (2012). Systematic conservation planning in the eastern English Channel: Comparing the Marxan and Zonation decision-support tools. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69(1), 75-83. Abstract.
Veríssimo D, Metcalfe K (2012). Whaling: Quota trading won't work. Nature, 482(7384).

2010

Metcalfe K, Ffrench-Constant R, Gordon I (2010). Sacred sites as hotspots for biodiversity: the Three Sisters Cave complex in coastal Kenya. ORYX, 44(1), 118-123. Abstract.

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