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People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

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Coral Reef Studies

ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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Sarah Lawless

Sarah Lawless


PhD candidate


MSc, International and Community Development, Deakin University (2016); Bsc Social Science (Environment), RMIT University (2013)


James Cook University




Sarah holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Environment) and a Master of International and Community Development. She has spent several years working in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea as a researcher and consultant for various research and non-governmental organisations including WorldFish, Wildlife Conservation Society and the World Wide Fund for Nature. Her past research has been motivated around understanding the intersection between gender, natural resource management and livelihood development. She offers a grounded perspective about how gender is, and should be, understood and incorporated into development practice. Sarah’s PhD research investigates the relationship between institutional policy and practice, and pursuits to address gender and social inequity through community-based development interventions, specifically in small-scale fisheries in the Pacific. Sarah is under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Tiffany Morrison, Dr. Anne Stephens, Dr. Philippa Cohen and Dr. Andrew Song.

 

Publications:

Barclay, Kate, Nicholas McClean, Simon Foale, Reuben Sulu, and Sarah Lawless. (2018) Lagoon livelihoods: gender and shell money in Langalanga, Solomon Islands. Maritime Studies, 17:2.

Cohen, P; Lawless, S; Dyer, M; Morgan, M; Saeni, E; Teioli, H; Kantor, P. (2016) Understanding adaptive capacity and capacity to innovate in social-ecological systems; applying a gender lens, Ambio, 45:3, pp. 309-321.

Iniesta-Arandia, I; Ravera, F; Buechler, S; Díaz-Reviriego, I; Fernández-Giménez, M; Reed, M; Thompson-Hall, M; Wilmer, H; Aregu, L; Cohen, P; Djoudi, H; Lawless, S; Martín-López, B; Smucker, T; Villamor, G; Wangui, E. (2016) A synthesis of convergent reflections, tensions and silences in linking gender and global environmental change research, Ambio, 45:3, pp. 383-393.

 

Technical Reports:

Lawless S, Doyle K, Cohen P, Eriksson H, Schwarz AM, Teioli H, Vavekaramui A, Wickham E, Masu R, Panda R and McDougall C. 2017. Considering gender: Practical guidance for rural development initiatives in Solomon Islands. Penang, Malaysia: WorldFish. Program Brief: 2017-22. https://www.worldfishcenter.org/content/considering-gender-practical-guidance-rural-development-initiatives-solomon-islands

Lawless, S & Frijlink, S (2015), Socioeconomic assessment of villages in the Tigak and Tsoi Islands, Northern New Ireland Province Papua New Guinea, Wildlife Conservation Society, Papua New Guinea program. https://programs.wcs.org/png/About-Us/Publications.aspx.

Bennett, G.; Cohen, P.; Schwarz, A.M.; Albert, J.; Lawless, S.; Paul, C.; Hilly, Z. (2014), Solomon Islands:, Western Province Situation Analysis, CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems. WorldFish Penang: AAS-2014-15. http://www.worldfishcenter.org/content/solomon-islands-western-province-situation-analysis.

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James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au