Liam M. Carr

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Liam M. Carr, PhD
Lecturer, Discipline of Geography

MSc Coordinator, Coastal & Marine Environments: Physical Processes, Policy & Practice

Geography Room 104
Arts & Science Building

NUI Galway
University Road
Galway, Ireland

Education & career

EDUCATION
PhD - Geography, Texas A&M University (2012)

Reducing uncertainty in fisheries management: the time for fishers’ ecological knowledge.
Advisor: William D. Heyman, PhD

Cert. - Secondary Education, Mathematics, Connecticut Department of Education (2003)

MFS - Forestry and Environmental Studies, Resource Economics, Yale University (2002)
Valuing coral reefs: a travel cost analysis of the Great Barrier Reef.
Advisor: Robert Mendelsohn, PhD

BS - Biological Sciences, Marine Biology, University of Southern California (1999)

BA - Environmental Studies, Social Sciences, University of Southern California (1999)
Fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in Catalina Harbor, Catalina Island, CA.
Advisor: Jennifer Wolch, PhD

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2016-    Coordinator, MSc in Coastal and Marine Environments, NUI Galway.

2016-    Lecturer, Discipline of Geography, NUI Galway.

2015-16 Fulbright US Scholar and Visiting Lecturer, NUI Galway.

2015       Resident Lecturer, School for Field Studies, South Caicos, TCI.

2014-      Founder and President, St. Croix Science & Conservation, St. Croix, VI.

2013-14 Senior Policy Associate, US Southeast and Caribbean Fisheries, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Charleston, SC.

2012-13 Senior Advisor to the Director, NOAA Office of Communications and External Affairs, Washington, DC.

2011-12 Graduate Lecturer, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

2010      Virgin Islands EPSCoR Fellow, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, VI.

2008-09 Researcher, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

2006-07 Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

2004-06 Research Analyst, Marine Advisory Service, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, VI.

Current teaching activities

CURRENT COURSES

2017-    Graduate Dissertation, MSc Coastal and Marine Environments (TI 6109, Dissertation Advisor) – NUI Galway, Discipline of Geography, Galway, Ireland.

2017-    Spatial Planning of the Marine Environment (TI 253, Lecturer) – NUI Galway, Discipline of Geography, Galway, Ireland.

2016-    Research Project Design and Development (TI 335/350, Dissertation Advisor) – NUI Galway, Discipline of Geography, Galway, Ireland.

2016-    Marine Spatial Planning and Policy (TI 6102, Lecturer) – NUI Galway, Discipline of Geography, Galway, Ireland.

Research activities

A critical environmental geographer examining marine spatial planning and marine resource management, with a focus on how policy decisions impact communities and economies dependent upon the health of those natural resources. Experienced in: social-ecological systems; marine spatial planning review; Q-methodology; behavioural and economic modelling; tourism; aquaculture; fisheries; public policy review; stakeholder-driven research; marine ecology and ecosystem characterisation; public outreach and media communications. Research interests: spatial techniques for visualising policy and management; marine spatial planning policy; community engagement; coastal tourism; salmon aquaculture policy development; ecosystem goods and service inventorying; stakeholder conflict resolution and consensus-building.

Projects

CURRENT PROJECTS

Maritime, Ocean Sector and Ecosystem Sustainability Project (MOSES) - 2018-2021
Interreg Atlantic Area
Partners: NUI Galway (Ireland), Northern and Western Regional Assembly (Ireland), Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland), Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (France), Fundación AZTI (Spain), Foro Martimo Vasco (Spain), Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco (Spain), Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (Portugal)

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Selected publications (up to 5)

Carr, L.M. In Revision. Seeking stakeholder consensus within Ireland’s conflicted salmon aquaculture space. Marine Policy.

Farrell D., Carr, L.M., and Fahy, F. 2017. On the subject of typology: how Irish coastal communities’ subjectivities reveal intrinsic values towards coastal environments. Ocean & Coastal Management 146: 135-143.

Carr, L.M. and Heyman, W.D. 2016. Testing fisher-developed alternatives to fishery management tools for community support and regulatory effectiveness. Marine Policy 67: 40-53.

Carr, L.M. and Heyman, W.D. 2014. Using a coupled behavior-economic model to reduce uncertainty and assess fisheries management in a data-limited, small-scale fishery. Ecological Economics 102: 94-104.

Carr, L.M. and Heyman, W.D. 2012. “It’s about seeing what’s actually out there”: quantifying fishers’ ecological knowledge and biases in a small-scale commercial fishery as a path toward co-management. Ocean & Coastal Management 69: 118-132.

 

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