Spatial optimisation methods

Marine spatial planning is increasingly employed to design components of the world's marine protected area estate. These methods can be applied at local, regional and global scales. In our research, we are developing ways to incorporate non-market values (e.g., the values the public may hold for marine areas, that aren't captured in markets) into these models, as well as larval connectivity and enforcement costs.

Small-scale fisheries in Chile
Marine spatial planning

Selected collaborators

Stefan Gelcich, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Andres Ospina-Alvarez, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies IMEDEA

Silvia de Juan, Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies IMEDEA

Antoine Camus, Paris AgroTech


Selected publications

Ospina-Alvarez, A, S de Juan, KJ Davis, C González, M Fernández & S Navarrete. 2020. Integration of biophysical connectivity in the spatial optimization of coastal ecosystem services. Science of The Total Environment, 139367. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139367. 

Davis, KJ, M Kragt, S Gelcich, S Schilizzi & D Pannell. 2015. Accounting for enforcement costs in the spatial allocation of marine zones. Conservation Biology, 29, 226-237. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12358.