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Dr Kristian Metcalfe

Dr Kristian Metcalfe

Lecturer in Marine Conservation Science

 01326 259025

 Stella Turk Building G3-08

 

University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE

 Office hours:

My term-time office hours are:

Mondays 09:00 - 10:00

Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30

 

Overview

I am a conservation scientist with wide ranging interests in biodiversity conservation. My research largely focuses on decision making for the assessment, protection, and management of marine biodiversity; with a particular emphasis on marine spatial planning and the design of marine protected area networks (MPAs) in the UK, as well as in West and Central Africa (e.g. Republic of Congo and Gabon). This includes modelling trade-offs in protected area design, as well as exploring how protected areas can be designed to meet conservation objectives, whilst minimising impacts on stakeholders and economically important sectors, such as fisheries and petrochemical exploration activities. I am also interested in how novel technologies such as satellite/GPS tracking can be used to understand the behaviour and distribution of marine vertebrates and small-scale fishers to inform the development of priority areas, and resolve conflicts in marine space.

Broad research specialisms

Marine spatial planning, marine protected area network design, spatial ecology and conservation, fisheries and livelihoods, marine policy, systematic conservation planning, spatial prioritisation

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 (Camborne School of Mines)

Career

2019 - Present Lecturer in Marine Conservation

2016 - 2019 Research Fellow, University of Exeter
2013 - 2016 Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter
2013 Post Doctoral Research Associate, Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology (DICE)

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Research group links

Research

Research projects

2019 - 2021 Ensure - Sustainability of coastal megalopolises in the face of global environmental change

2018 - 2020 Waterloo Foundation - Transforming local capacity to reduce the prevalence of IUU fishing

2016 - 2019 Darwin Initiative - Transforming marine resource management in the Republic of Congo

2013 - 2016 Darwin Initiative - Delivering an MPA network for fisheries and biodiversity for Central Africa

Research networks

Collaborators:

Agence National des Parcs Nationaux (ANPN) - Gabon

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - Gabon Program

Partenariat pour les Tortues Marine du Gabon (PTMG) - Gabon

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - Congo Program

Association de conservation de la biodiversité (Rénatura) - Congo

Conservation des Espece Marine (CEM) - Côte d'Ivoire

 

 

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Publications

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.
Shwartz A, Davies ZG, Macgregor NA, Crick HQ, 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.
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.
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

Pikesley SK, Agamboue PD, Bayet JP, Bibang JN, Bonguno EA, Boussamba F, Broderick AC, Coyne MS, Du Plessis P, Faure FE, et al (2018). A novel approach to estimate the distribution, density and at-sea risks of a centrally-placed mobile marine vertebrate. Biological Conservation, 221, 246-256. Full text.
Duncan EM, Arrowsmith J, Bain C, Broderick AC, Lee J, Metcalfe K, Pikesley SK, Snape RTE, van Sebille E, Godley BJ, et al (2018). The true depth of the Mediterranean plastic problem: Extreme microplastic pollution on marine turtle nesting beaches in Cyprus. Mar Pollut Bull, 136, 334-340. Abstract.  Author URL.
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.
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 HQ, 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.
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), e0132803-e0132803.
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.
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. Conservation Biology, 29(6), 1615-1625.
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, 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.
Metcalfe K, Delavenne J, Garcia C, Foveau A, Dauvin J-C, Coggan R, Vaz S, Harrop SR, Smith RJ (2012). Impacts of data quality on the setting of conservation planning targets using the species-area relationship. Diversity and Distributions, 19(1), 1-13.
Veríssimo D, Metcalfe K (2012). Whaling: Quota trading won't work. Nature, 482(7384), 162-162.
Delavenne J, Metcalfe K, Smith RJ, Vaz S, Martin CS, Dupuis L, Coppin F, Carpentier A (2011). 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.
Metcalfe K, Ffrench-Constant R, Gordon I (2009). Sacred sites as hotspots for biodiversity: the Three Sisters Cave complex in coastal Kenya. Oryx, 44(01), 118-118.

Publications by year


2018

Pikesley SK, Agamboue PD, Bayet JP, Bibang JN, Bonguno EA, Boussamba F, Broderick AC, Coyne MS, Du Plessis P, Faure FE, et al (2018). A novel approach to estimate the distribution, density and at-sea risks of a centrally-placed mobile marine vertebrate. Biological Conservation, 221, 246-256. Full text.
Duncan EM, Arrowsmith J, Bain C, Broderick AC, Lee J, Metcalfe K, Pikesley SK, Snape RTE, van Sebille E, Godley BJ, et al (2018). The true depth of the Mediterranean plastic problem: Extreme microplastic pollution on marine turtle nesting beaches in Cyprus. Mar Pollut Bull, 136, 334-340. Abstract.  Author URL.
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.

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 HQ, 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.

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), e0132803-e0132803.
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.
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. Conservation Biology, 29(6), 1615-1625.
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, 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

Metcalfe K, Delavenne J, Garcia C, Foveau A, Dauvin J-C, Coggan R, Vaz S, Harrop SR, Smith RJ (2012). Impacts of data quality on the setting of conservation planning targets using the species-area relationship. Diversity and Distributions, 19(1), 1-13.
Veríssimo D, Metcalfe K (2012). Whaling: Quota trading won't work. Nature, 482(7384), 162-162.

2011

Delavenne J, Metcalfe K, Smith RJ, Vaz S, Martin CS, Dupuis L, Coppin F, Carpentier A (2011). 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.

2009

Metcalfe K, Ffrench-Constant R, Gordon I (2009). Sacred sites as hotspots for biodiversity: the Three Sisters Cave complex in coastal Kenya. Oryx, 44(01), 118-118.

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Teaching

I currently teach on the following modules:

Postgraduate:

BIOM 4027 - African Biodiversity and Conservation Policy Field Course

 

Modules

2018/19

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