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Adjunct Professor Karen Edyvane
Adjunct Professor Karen Edyvane,
BSc (Hons) (Tas), PhD (Adel)
Contact DetailsEmail: email@example.com
Phone: +61 8 8920 9261
Fax: +61 8 8920 9222
Office: ATRF 112
Professor Edyvane is an adjunct Professor (Marine Conservation) with charles Darwin University, currently on secondment from the Marine Biodiversity Branch of the Department of Natural Resources, Environment, Tourism, the Arts and Sport (Northern Territory Government).
Karen is primarily a marine habitat ecologist with specialist expertise and experience in coastal-marine biodiversity conservation, Marine Protected Area design and system planning, marine NRM monitoring, and coastal-marine ecosystem-based planning, policy and governance.
Her career highlights include: technical and policy blueprints for the establishment of Marine Park systems in South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory; the planning and establishment of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park; large-scale systematic survey, mapping and ecological classification of South Australia’s underwater, inshore marine habitats and ecosystems (including the identification of a potential Marine Parks and Reserves); and the conservation and threat assessment of Tasmania’s Giant Kelp forests. At the national and State level, she has held a wide range of technical, policy and statutory positions in marine biodiversity conservation, coastal planning and coastal and marine management and also, undertaken a range of collaborative, international marine/coastal research, planning and training programs, particularly in the Coral Triangle region (Timor Leste, Indonesia) and South East Asia ( Vietnam, Korea). She maintains close research and teaching links with universities (including Charles Darwin University, James Cook University, University of Adelaide and the University of Tasmania), including supervision of postgraduate students
Current Major Projects
- Transboundary environmental issues, governance and human development in the 'shared' Arafura Timor Sees..
- Biodiversity, Planning and establishment of the Nino Konis Santana Marine Park - Timor Leste's first Marine Park.
- Coastal and marine ecotourism on the north coast of Timor Leste.
- Coastal and marine habitat mapping of the Timor Leste (with Charles Darwin University).
- NT Marine Debris Monitoring.
- Development of the NT Marine Protected Areas Strategy.
- Coastal and marine biodiversity surveys and habitat mapping of the NT.
- Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Management Strategy for the NT.
- Development of coastal, estuarine and marine indicators for NRM and SoE reporting for the NT.
- Development of a NT Coastal & Marine GIS Database.
Current Postgraduate Students
- Florence Cerutti (Charles Darwin University): an interated approach to conservation and management of tropical batoids, with a focus on Australian species [with Dr Peter Kyne, professor Chris Austin, Dr Mark Meekan (AIMS)]
- Abdul Razaq Chasani (Charles Darwin University): systematics, DNA-barcoding and connectivity of tropical marine Phaephyta in northern Australia and the Wallacea region (with Dr Fred Gurgek, University of Adelaide.)
- Sharon Every (Charles Darwin University): exology and indigenous knowledge of tropical euryhaline elasmobranchs in the Roper River region, Northern Territory [with Dr Peter Kyne, professor Nicholas Evans (ANU)]
- Abilio Fonseca (Charles Darwin University): exploring climate change vulnerability and adaptation options for coastal communities in Timor Leste [with Professor Romny Griener, Dr Bronwyn Myers, Dr Rohan Fisher]
- Emma Francis (Charles Darwin University): ecology and conservation status of mangrove snakes in the Norther Territory [with Dr Mick Guinea]
- Natalie Rosser (with Winthrop professor Mike Johnson, University of Western Australia): evolutionary pathways and population connectivity in two hard coral species, Acropora tenuis and Acropora milleport, between northern Western Australia and Indonesia.
- Sylvia Tonyes (Charles Darwin University):coastal and estuarine non-cohesive sediment dynamics and sediment transport in Darwin Harbour [with Professor Bob Wasson, Dr Niels Munksgaard and Dr Richard Brinkman (AIMS)]
Profile and publications