Dr Christopher Cvitanovic
Senior Lecturer

Dr Christopher Cvitanovic

UNSW Canberra
School of Business

Dr Chris Cvitanovic is a transdisciplinary marine scientist working to improve the relationship between science, policy and practice to enable evidence-informed decision-making for sustainable ocean futures. In doing so Chris draws on almost ten years of experience working at the interface of science and policy for the Australian Government Department of Environment, and then as a Knowledge Broker in CSIROs Climate Adaptation Flagship.

Chris has published broadly on topics relating to knowledge exchange, stakeholder engagement and marine governance, with papers published in journals including Nature Climate Change, Nature Sustainability, Nature Communications, Nature Ecology and Evolution and Global Environmental Change.  He is also on the Editorial Boards for the journals Environmental Science and Policy,  Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries and Socio-Ecological Practice Research

 

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Cooke SJ; Cook CN; Nguyen VM; Walsh JC; Young N; Cvitanovic C; Grainger MJ; Randall NP; Muir M; Kadykalo AN; Monk KA; Pullin AS, 2023, 'Environmental evidence in action: on the science and practice of evidence synthesis and evidence-based decision-making', Environmental Evidence, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13750-023-00302-5
    Journal articles | 2023
    Muir AM; Bernhardt JR; Boucher NW; Cvitanovic C; Dettmers JM; Gaden M; Hinderer JLM; Locke B; Robinson KF; Siefkes MJ; Young N; Cooke SJ, 2023, 'Confronting a post-pandemic new-normal—threats and opportunities to trust-based relationships in natural resource science and management', Journal of Environmental Management, 330, pp. 117140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.117140
    Journal articles | 2023
    Shellock RJ; Cvitanovic C; McKinnon MC; Mackay M; van Putten IE; Blythe J; Kelly R; Tuohy P; Maltby KM; Mynott S; Simmonds N; Bailey M; Begossi A; Crona B; Fakoya KA; Ferreira BP; Ferrer AJG; Frangoudes K; Gobin J; Goh HC; Haapasaari P; Hardesty BD; Häussermann V; Hoareau K; Hornidge AK; Isaacs M; Kraan M; Li Y; Liu M; Lopes PFM; Mlakar M; Morrison TH; Oxenford HA; Pecl G; Penca J; Robinson C; Selim SA; Skern-Mauritzen M; Soejima K; Soto D; Spalding AK; Vadrot A; Vaidianu N; Webber M; Wisz MS, 2023, 'Building leaders for the UN Ocean Science Decade: a guide to supporting early career women researchers within academic marine research institutions', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 80, pp. 56 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsac214
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Integrating management of marine activities in Australia', Ocean and Coastal Management, 234, pp. 106465 - 106465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2022.106465
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Measuring sense of place in social-ecological systems: a review of literature and future research needs', Ecosystems and People, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2022.2162968
    Journal articles | 2022
    Chambers JM; Wyborn C; Klenk NL; Ryan M; Serban A; Bennett NJ; Brennan R; Charli-Joseph L; Fernández-Giménez ME; Galvin KA; Goldstein BE; Haller T; Hill R; Munera C; Nel JL; Österblom H; Reid RS; Riechers M; Spierenburg M; Tengö M; Bennett E; Brandeis A; Chatterton P; Cockburn JJ; Cvitanovic C; Dumrongrojwatthana P; Paz Durán A; Gerber JD; Green JMH; Gruby R; Guerrero AM; Horcea-Milcu AI; Montana J; Steyaert P; Zaehringer JG; Bednarek AT; Curran K; Fada SJ; Hutton J; Leimona B; Pickering T; Rondeau R, 2022, 'Co-productive agility and four collaborative pathways to sustainability transformations', Global Environmental Change, 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102422
    Journal articles | 2022
    Karcher DB; Cvitanovic C; van Putten IE; Colvin RM; Armitage D; Aswani S; Ballesteros M; Ban NC; Barragán-Paladines MJ; Bednarek A; Bell JD; Brooks CM; Daw TM; de la Cruz-Modino R; Francis TB; Fulton EA; Hobday AJ; Holcer D; Hudson C; Jennerjahn TC; Kinney A; Knol-Kauffman M; Löf MF; Lopes PFM; Mackelworth PC; McQuatters-Gollop A; Muhl EK; Neihapi P; Pascual-Fernández JJ; Posner SM; Runhaar H; Sainsbury K; Sander G; Steenbergen DJ; Tuda PM; Whiteman E; Zhang J, 2022, 'Lessons from bright-spots for advancing knowledge exchange at the interface of marine science and policy', Journal of Environmental Management, 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.114994
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kelly R; Elsler LG; Polejack A; van der Linden S; Tönnesson K; Schoedinger SE; Santoro F; Pecl GT; Palmgren M; Mariani P; Glithero D; Evans K; Cvitanovic C; Cook J; Bartram J; Wisz MS, 2022, 'Empowering young people with climate and ocean science: Five strategies for adults to consider', One Earth, 5, pp. 861 - 874, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2022.07.007
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kelly R; Evans K; Alexander K; Bettiol S; Corney S; Cullen-Knox C; Cvitanovic C; de Salas K; Emad GR; Fullbrook L; Garcia C; Ison S; Ling S; Macleod C; Meyer A; Murray L; Murunga M; Nash KL; Norris K; Oellermann M; Scott J; Stark JS; Wood G; Pecl GT, 2022, 'Connecting to the oceans: supporting ocean literacy and public engagement', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 32, pp. 123 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-020-09625-9
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kelly R; Foley P; Stephenson RL; Hobday AJ; Pecl GT; Boschetti F; Cvitanovic C; Fleming A; Fulton EA; Nash KL; Neis B; Singh GG; van Putten EI, 2022, 'Foresighting future oceans: Considerations and opportunities', Marine Policy, 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105021
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nash KL; van Putten I; Alexander KA; Bettiol S; Cvitanovic C; Farmery AK; Flies EJ; Ison S; Kelly R; Mackay M; Murray L; Norris K; Robinson LM; Scott J; Ward D; Vince J, 2022, 'Oceans and society: feedbacks between ocean and human health', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 32, pp. 161 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-021-09669-5
    Journal articles | 2022
    Shellock RJ; Cvitanovic C; Mackay M; McKinnon MC; Blythe J; Kelly R; van Putten IE; Tuohy P; Bailey M; Begossi A; Crona B; Fakoya KA; Ferreira BP; Ferrer AJG; Frangoudes K; Gobin J; Goh HC; Haapasaari P; Hardesty BD; Häussermann V; Hoareau K; Hornidge AK; Isaacs M; Kraan M; Li Y; Liu M; Lopes PFM; Mlakar M; Morrison TH; Oxenford HA; Pecl GT; Penca J; Robinson C; Selim S; Skern-Mauritzen M; Soejima K; Soto D; Spalding AK; Vadrot A; Vaidianu N; Webber M; Wisz MS, 2022, 'Breaking down barriers: The identification of actions to promote gender equality in interdisciplinary marine research institutions', One Earth, 5, pp. 687 - 708, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2022.05.006
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Crossing disciplinary boundaries: motivations, challenges, and enablers for early career marine researchers moving from natural to social sciences', ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsac218
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Development and expansion in the marine social sciences: Insights from the global community', ISCIENCE, 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104735
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Editorial: Solving Complex Ocean Challenges Through Interdisciplinary Research: Advances from Early Career Marine Scientists', Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, pp. 913459 - 913459, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.913459
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'More than money - The costs of knowledge exchange at the interface of science and policy', Ocean and Coastal Management, 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2022.106194
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Normalizing failure: when things go wrong in participatory marine social science fieldwork', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 79, pp. 2184 - 2195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsac153
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Understanding visitor awareness and knowledge of marine parks: Insights from the Ningaloo Coast, Australia', Ocean and Coastal Management, 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2022.106282
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Who has influence?: The role of trust and communication in the conservation of flatback turtles in Western Australia', Regional Studies in Marine Science, 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2021.102080
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chambers JM; Wyborn C; Ryan ME; Reid RS; Riechers M; Serban A; Bennett NJ; Cvitanovic C; Fernández-Giménez ME; Galvin KA; Goldstein BE; Klenk NL; Tengö M; Brennan R; Cockburn JJ; Hill R; Munera C; Nel JL; Österblom H; Bednarek AT; Bennett EM; Brandeis A; Charli-Joseph L; Chatterton P; Curran K; Dumrongrojwatthana P; Durán AP; Fada SJ; Gerber JD; Green JMH; Guerrero AM; Haller T; Horcea-Milcu AI; Leimona B; Montana J; Rondeau R; Spierenburg M; Steyaert P; Zaehringer JG; Gruby R; Hutton J; Pickering T, 2021, 'Six modes of co-production for sustainability', Nature Sustainability, 4, pp. 983 - 996, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00755-x
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cooke SJ; Jeanson AL; Bishop I; Bryan BA; Chen C; Cvitanovic C; Fen Y; Forester J; Fürst C; Hu J; La Rosa D; Meurk C; Nguyen VM; Paolisso M; Qi Y; Chun FKS; Szetey K; Wang X; Wang Y; Archibald CL; Young N, 2021, 'On the theory-practice gap in the environmental realm: perspectives from and for diverse environmental professionals', Socio-Ecological Practice Research, 3, pp. 243 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42532-021-00089-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cvitanovic C; Mackay M; Kelly R; Wilson SK; Waples K; Nash KL; van Putten EI; Field S; Botterill-James T; Austin BJ; Beckley LE; Boschetti F; Depczynski M; Dobbs RJ; Evans RD; Feng M; Goater RK; Halford AR; Kendrick A; Kendrick G; Lincoln GDB; Ludgerus LJ; Lowe RJ; McMahon K; Munro JK; Newman SJ; Nutt C; Pearson L; O'Leary MJ; Richards ZT; Robbins WD; Rogers DI; Salgado Kent CP; Schoepf V; Travers MJ; Thums M; Tucker AD; Underwood JN; Whiting S; Mathews D, 2021, 'Thirty critical research needs for managing an ecologically and culturally unique remote marine environment: The Kimberley region of Western Australia', Ocean and Coastal Management, 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105771
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cvitanovic C; Mackay M; Shellock RJ; van Putten EI; Karcher DB; Dickey-Collas M, 2021, 'Understanding and evidencing a broader range of ‘successes’ that can occur at the interface of marine science and policy', Marine Policy, 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104802
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cvitanovic C; Shellock RJ; Mackay M; van Putten EI; Karcher DB; Dickey-Collas M; Ballesteros M, 2021, 'Strategies for building and managing ‘trust’ to enable knowledge exchange at the interface of environmental science and policy', Environmental Science and Policy, 123, pp. 179 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2021.05.020
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cvitanovic C; Wyborn C; Glenn E; Kelly R; Louder E; van Putten EI; Bednarek A, 2021, 'Ten Considerations for Research Funders Seeking to Enhance Knowledge Exchange and the Impact of Marine Science on Policy and Practice', Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.704495
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ison S; Pecl G; Hobday AJ; Cvitanovic C; Van Putten I, 2021, 'Stakeholder influence and relationships inform engagement strategies in marine conservation', Ecosystems and People, 17, pp. 320 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2021.1938236
    Journal articles | 2021
    Karcher DB; Cvitanovic C; Colvin RM; van Putten IE; Reed MS, 2021, 'Is this what success looks like? Mismatches between the aims, claims, and evidence used to demonstrate impact from knowledge exchange processes at the interface of environmental science and policy', Environmental Science and Policy, 125, pp. 202 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2021.08.012
    Journal articles | 2021
    Louder E; Wyborn C; Cvitanovic C; Bednarek AT, 2021, 'A synthesis of the frameworks available to guide evaluations of research impact at the interface of environmental science, policy and practice', Environmental Science and Policy, 116, pp. 258 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.12.006
    Journal articles | 2021
    Moon K; Cvitanovic C; Blackman D; Scales IR; Browne NK, 2021, 'Five Questions to Understand Epistemology and Its Influence on Integrative Marine Research', Frontiers in Marine Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.574158
    Journal articles | 2021
    Moon K; Marsh D; Cvitanovic C, 2021, 'Coupling property rights with responsibilities to improve conservation outcomes across land and seascapes', Conservation Letters, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12767
    Journal articles | 2021
    Nguyen VM; Bell C; Berseth V; Cvitanovic C; Darwent R; Falconer M; Hutchen J; Kapoor T; Klenk N; Young N, 2021, 'Promises and pitfalls of digital knowledge exchange resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic', Socio-Ecological Practice Research, 3, pp. 427 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42532-021-00097-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pratchett MS; Caballes CF; Cvitanovic C; Raymundo ML; Babcock RC; Bonin MC; Bozec YM; Burn D; Byrne M; Castro-Sanguino C; Chen CCM; Condie SA; Cowan ZL; Deaker DJ; Desbiens A; Devantier LM; Doherty PJ; Doll PC; Doyle JR; Dworjanyn SA; Fabricius KE; Haywood MDE; Hock K; Hoggett AK; Høj L; Keesing JK; Kenchington RA; Lang BJ; Ling SD; Matthews SA; McCallum HI; Mellin C; Mos B; Motti CA; Mumby PJ; Stump RJW; Uthicke S; Vail L; Wolfe K; Wilson SK, 2021, 'Knowledge Gaps in the Biology, Ecology, and Management of the Pacific Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star Acanthaster sp. on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef', Biological Bulletin, 241, pp. 330 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/717026
    Journal articles | 2021
    Stephenson RL; Hobday AJ; Allison EH; Armitage D; Brooks K; Bundy A; Cvitanovic C; Dickey-Collas M; Grilli NDM; Gomez C; Jarre A; Kaikkonen L; Kelly R; López R; Muhl EK; Pennino MG; Tam JC; van Putten I, 2021, 'The Quilt of Sustainable Ocean Governance: Patterns for Practitioners', Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.630547
    Journal articles | 2021
    van Putten I; Kelly R; Cavanagh RD; Murphy EJ; Breckwoldt A; Brodie S; Cvitanovic C; Dickey-Collas M; Maddison L; Melbourne-Thomas J; Arrizabalaga H; Azetsu-Scott K; Beckley LE; Bellerby R; Constable AJ; Cowie G; Evans K; Glaser M; Hall J; Hobday AJ; Johnston NM; Llopiz JK; Mueter F; Muller-Karger FE; Weng KC; Wolf-Gladrow D; Xavier JC, 2021, 'A Decade of Incorporating Social Sciences in the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research Project (IMBeR): Much Done, Much to Do?', Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.662350
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Stakeholder perceptions on actions for marine fisheries adaptation to climate change', Marine and Freshwater Research, 72, pp. 1430 - 1444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF21055
    Journal articles | 2020
    Blythe J; Cvitanovic C, 2020, 'Five Organizational Features That Enable Successful Interdisciplinary Marine Research', Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.539111
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cvitanovic C; van Putten EI; Kelly R; Feldman HR; van Steveninck TJ; Mackay M; Badullovich N; Gourlay T, 2020, 'Engaging More Effectively With Visitors to Coastal Regions for Improved Management Outcomes: Insights From the Ningaloo Coast, Australia', Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00583
    Journal articles | 2020
    Fogarty HE; Cvitanovic C; Hobday AJ; Pecl GT, 2020, 'An Assessment of How Australian Fisheries Management Plans Account for Climate Change Impacts', Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.591642
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hobday AJ; Boschetti F; Moeseneder C; Stephenson RL; Bessey C; Bulman CM; Contardo S; Cvitanovic C; Dambacher JM; Dutra LXC; Fulton EA; Lenton A; Little LR; Mapstone B; McDonald KS; Plagányi EE; Pethybridge H; Rothlisberg P; Strzelecki J; Thompson PA; van Putten I, 2020, 'Quantitative Foresighting as a Means of Improving Anticipatory Scientific Capacity and Strategic Planning', One Earth, 3, pp. 631 - 644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.10.015
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nash KL; Blythe JL; Cvitanovic C; Fulton EA; Halpern BS; Milner-Gulland EJ; Addison PFE; Pecl GT; Watson RA; Blanchard JL, 2020, 'To Achieve a Sustainable Blue Future, Progress Assessments Must Include Interdependencies between the Sustainable Development Goals', One Earth, 2, pp. 161 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.01.008
    Journal articles | 2020
    Norström AV; Cvitanovic C; Löf MF; West S; Wyborn C; Balvanera P; Bednarek AT; Bennett EM; Biggs R; de Bremond A; Campbell BM; Canadell JG; Carpenter SR; Folke C; Fulton EA; Gaffney O; Gelcich S; Jouffray JB; Leach M; Le Tissier M; Martín-López B; Louder E; Loutre MF; Meadow AM; Nagendra H; Payne D; Peterson GD; Reyers B; Scholes R; Speranza CI; Spierenburg M; Stafford-Smith M; Tengö M; van der Hel S; van Putten I; Österblom H, 2020, 'Principles for knowledge co-production in sustainability research', Nature Sustainability, 3, pp. 182 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0448-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Österblom H; Cvitanovic C; van Putten I; Addison P; Blasiak R; Jouffray JB; Bebbington J; Hall J; Ison S; LeBris A; Mynott S; Reid D; Sugimoto A, 2020, 'Science-Industry Collaboration: Sideways or Highways to Ocean Sustainability?', One Earth, 3, pp. 79 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.06.011
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Applying an Organizational Psychology Model for Developing Shared Goals in Interdisciplinary Research Teams', One Earth, 2, pp. 75 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2019.12.010
    Journal articles | 2019
    Alexander KA; Hobday AJ; Cvitanovic C; Ogier E; Nash KL; Cottrell RS; Fleming A; Fudge M; Fulton EA; Frusher S; Kelly R; Macleod CK; Pecl GT; Van Putten I; Vince J; Watson RA, 2019, 'Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research', Marine and Freshwater Research, 70, pp. 71 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF17248
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cvitanovic C; Howden M; Colvin RM; Norström A; Meadow AM; Addison PFE, 2019, 'Maximising the benefits of participatory climate adaptation research by understanding and managing the associated challenges and risks', Environmental Science and Policy, 94, pp. 20 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.12.028
    Journal articles | 2019
    Fogarty HE; Cvitanovic C; Hobday AJ; Pecl GT, 2019, 'Prepared for change? An assessment of the current state of knowledge to support climate adaptation for Australian fisheries', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 29, pp. 877 - 894, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-019-09579-7
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kelly R; Mackay M; Nash KL; Cvitanovic C; Allison EH; Armitage D; Bonn A; Cooke SJ; Frusher S; Fulton EA; Halpern BS; Lopes PFM; Milner-Gulland EJ; Peck MA; Pecl GT; Stephenson RL; Werner F, 2019, 'Ten tips for developing interdisciplinary socio-ecological researchers', Socio-Ecological Practice Research, 1, pp. 149 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42532-019-00018-2
    Journal articles | 2019
    McDonald KS; Hobday AJ; Thompson PA; Lenton A; Stephenson RL; Mapstone BD; Dutra LXC; Bessey C; Boschetti F; Cvitanovic C; Bulman CM; Fulton EA; Moeseneder CH; Pethybridge H; Plagányi EE; van Putten EI; Rothlisberg PC, 2019, 'Proactive, Reactive, and Inactive Pathways for Scientists in a Changing World', Earth's Future, 7, pp. 60 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018EF000990
    Journal articles | 2019
    Posner SM; Cvitanovic C, 2019, 'Evaluating the impacts of boundary-spanning activities at the interface of environmental science and policy: A review of progress and future research needs', Environmental Science and Policy, 92, pp. 141 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.11.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Stephenson RL; Hobday AJ; Cvitanovic C; Alexander KA; Begg GA; Bustamante RH; Dunstan PK; Frusher S; Fudge M; Fulton EA; Haward M; Macleod C; McDonald J; Nash KL; Ogier E; Pecl G; Plagányi ÉE; van Putten I; Smith T; Ward TM, 2019, 'A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities', Ocean and Coastal Management, 177, pp. 127 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.04.008
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bednarek AT; Wyborn C; Cvitanovic C; Meyer R; Colvin RM; Addison PFE; Close SL; Curran K; Farooque M; Goldman E; Hart D; Mannix H; McGreavy B; Parris A; Posner S; Robinson C; Ryan M; Leith P, 2018, 'Boundary spanning at the science–policy interface: the practitioners’ perspectives', Sustainability Science, 13, pp. 1175 - 1183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11625-018-0550-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cvitanovic C; Hobday AJ; McDonald J; Van Putten EI; Nash KL, 2018, 'Governing fisheries through the critical decade: the role and utility of polycentric systems', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-017-9495-9
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cvitanovic C; Hobday AJ, 2018, 'Building optimism at the environmental science-policy-practice interface through the study of bright spots', Nature Communications, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05977-w
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cvitanovic C; Löf MF; Norström AV; Reed MS, 2018, 'Building university-based boundary organisations that facilitate impacts on environmental policy and practice', PLoS ONE, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203752
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cvitanovic C; van Putten EI; Hobday AJ; Mackay M; Kelly R; McDonald J; Waples K; Barnes P, 2018, 'Building trust among marine protected area managers and community members through scientific research: Insights from the Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia', Marine Policy, 93, pp. 195 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.04.010
    Journal articles | 2018
    Evans MC; Cvitanovic C, 2018, 'An introduction to achieving policy impact for early career researchers', Palgrave Communications, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41599-018-0144-2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fazey I; Schäpke N; Caniglia G; Patterson J; Hultman J; van Mierlo B; Säwe F; Wiek A; Wittmayer J; Aldunce P; Al Waer H; Battacharya N; Bradbury H; Carmen E; Colvin J; Cvitanovic C; D'Souza M; Gopel M; Goldstein B; Hämäläinen T; Harper G; Henfry T; Hodgson A; Howden MS; Kerr A; Klaes M; Lyon C; Midgley G; Moser S; Mukherjee N; Müller K; O'Brien K; O'Connell DA; Olsson P; Page G; Reed MS; Searle B; Silvestri G; Spaiser V; Strasser T; Tschakert P; Uribe-Calvo N; Waddell S; Rao-Williams J; Wise R; Wolstenholme R; Woods M; Wyborn C, 2018, 'Ten essentials for action-oriented and second order energy transitions, transformations and climate change research', Energy Research and Social Science, 40, pp. 54 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2017.11.026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hobday AJ; Doerr VAJ; Marshall NA; Cvitanovic C; Lim-Camacho L, 2018, 'Adapting to climate change: the role of organisational personalities in natural resource management', Regional Environmental Change, 18, pp. 561 - 571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10113-017-1227-0
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lacey J; Howden M; Cvitanovic C; Colvin RM, 2018, 'Understanding and managing trust at the climate science-policy interface', Nature Climate Change, 8, pp. 22 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-017-0010-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    van Putten IE; Cvitanovic C; Fulton E; Lacey J; Kelly R, 2018, 'The emergence of social licence necessitates reforms in environmental regulation', Ecology and Society, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-10397-230324
    Journal articles | 2018
    van Putten IE; Plagányi ÉE; Booth K; Cvitanovic C; Kelly R; Punt AE; Richards SA, 2018, 'A framework for incorporating sense of place into the management of marine systems', Ecology and Society, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-10504-230404
    Journal articles | 2017
    Cvitanovic C; Cunningham R; Dowd AM; Howden SM; van Putten EI, 2017, 'Using Social Network Analysis to Monitor and Assess the Effectiveness of Knowledge Brokers at Connecting Scientists and Decision-Makers: An Australian case study', Environmental Policy and Governance, 27, pp. 256 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eet.1752
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hobday AJ; Cvitanovic C, 2017, 'Preparing Australian fisheries for the critical decade: Insights from the past 25 years', Marine and Freshwater Research, 68, pp. 1779 - 1787, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF16393
    Journal articles | 2017
    Marshall N; Adger N; Attwood S; Brown K; Crissman C; Cvitanovic C; De Young C; Gooch M; James C; Jessen S; Johnson D; Marshall P; Park S; Wachenfeld D; Wrigley D, 2017, 'Empirically derived guidance for social scientists to influence environmental policy', PLoS ONE, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171950
    Journal articles | 2017
    Nash KL; Cvitanovic C; Fulton EA; Halpern BS; Milner-Gulland EJ; Watson RA; Blanchard JL, 2017, 'Planetary boundaries for a blue planet', Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1, pp. 1625 - 1634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0319-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    van Putten I; Villanueva C; Cvitanovic C, 2017, 'The Influence of Community Size and Location on Different Dimensions of Vulnerability: a case study of Australian coastal communities', Australian Geographer, 48, pp. 121 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2016.1168727
    Journal articles | 2016
    Boschetti F; Cvitanovic C; Fleming A; Fulton E, 2016, 'A call for empirically based guidelines for building trust among stakeholders in environmental sustainability projects', Sustainability Science, 11, pp. 855 - 859, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11625-016-0382-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cunningham R; Cvitanovic C; Measham T; Jacobs B; Dowd AM; Harman B, 2016, 'Engaging communities in climate adaptation: the potential of social networks', Climate Policy, 16, pp. 894 - 908, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2015.1052955
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cvitanovic C; Crimp S; Fleming A; Bell J; Howden M; Hobday AJ; Taylor M; Cunningham R, 2016, 'Linking adaptation science to action to build food secure Pacific Island communities', Climate Risk Management, 11, pp. 53 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2016.01.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Cvitanovic C; McDonald J; Hobday AJ, 2016, 'From science to action: Principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making', Journal of Environmental Management, 183, pp. 864 - 874, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.038
    Journal articles | 2016
    van Putten I; Cvitanovic C; Fulton EA, 2016, 'A changing marine sector in Australian coastal communities: An analysis of inter and intra sectoral industry connections and employment', Ocean and Coastal Management, 131, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.07.010
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cvitanovic C; Hobday AJ; Van Kerkhoff L; Marshall NA, 2015, 'Overcoming barriers to knowledge exchange for adaptive resource management; the perspectives of Australian marine scientists', Marine Policy, 52, pp. 38 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2014.10.026
    Journal articles | 2015
    Cvitanovic C; Hobday AJ; van Kerkhoff L; Wilson SK; Dobbs K; Marshall NA, 2015, 'Improving knowledge exchange among scientists and decision-makers to facilitate the adaptive governance of marine resources: A review of knowledge and research needs', Ocean and Coastal Management, 112, pp. 25 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.05.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lacey J; Howden SM; Cvitanovic C; Dowd AM, 2015, 'Informed adaptation: Ethical considerations for adaptation researchers and decision-makers', Global Environmental Change, 32, pp. 200 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.03.011
    Journal articles | 2014
    Cvitanovic C; Fulton CJ; Wilson SK; van Kerkhoff L; Cripps IL; Muthiga N, 2014, 'Utility of primary scientific literature to environmental managers: An international case study on coral-dominated marine protected areas', Ocean and Coastal Management, 102, pp. 72 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.09.003
    Journal articles | 2014
    Cvitanovic C; Marshall NA; Wilson SK; Dobbs K; Hobday AJ, 2014, 'Perceptions of Australian Marine protected area managers regarding the role, importance, and achievability of adaptation for managing the risks of climate change', Ecology and Society, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-07019-190433
    Journal articles | 2014
    Noble MM; Pratchett MS; Coker DJ; Cvitanovic C; Fulton CJ, 2014, 'Foraging in corallivorous butterflyfish varies with wave exposure', Coral Reefs, 33, pp. 351 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-014-1140-7
    Journal articles | 2014
    Pratchett MS; Hoey AS; Cvitanovic C; Hobbs JPA; Fulton CJ, 2014, 'Abundance, diversity, and feeding behavior of coral reef butterflyfishes at Lord Howe Island', Ecology and Evolution, 4, pp. 3612 - 3625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1208
    Journal articles | 2013
    Cvitanovic C; Wilson SK; Fulton CJ; Almany GR; Anderson P; Babcock RC; Ban NC; Beeden RJ; Beger M; Cinner J; Dobbs K; Evans LS; Farnham A; Friedman KJ; Gale K; Gladstone W; Grafton Q; Graham NAJ; Gudge S; Harrison PL; Holmes TH; Johnstone N; Jones GP; Jordan A; Kendrick AJ; Klein CJ; Little LR; Malcolm HA; Morris D; Possingham HP; Prescott J; Pressey RL; Skilleter GA; Simpson C; Waples K; Wilson D; Williamson DH, 2013, 'Critical research needs for managing coral reef marine protected areas: Perspectives of academics and managers', Journal of Environmental Management, 114, pp. 84 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.10.051
    Journal articles | 2011
    Beger M; Babcock R; Booth DJ; Bucher D; Condie SA; Creese B; Cvitanovic C; Dalton SJ; Harrison P; Hoey A; Jordan A; Loder J; Malcolm H; Purcell SW; Roelfsma C; Sachs P; Smith SDA; Sommer B; Stuart-Smith R; Thomson D; Wallace CC; Zann M; Pandolfi JM, 2011, 'Research challenges to improve the management and conservation of subtropical reefs to tackle climate change threats: (Findings of a workshop conducted in Coffs Harbour, Australia on 13 September 2010)', Ecological Management and Restoration, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-8903.2011.00573.x
    Journal articles | 2011
    Hoey AS; Pratchett MS; Cvitanovic C, 2011, 'High macroalgal cover and low coral recruitment undermines the potential resilience of the world's southernmost coral reef assemblages', PLoS ONE, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0025824
    Journal articles | 2011
    2011, 'Rapid increase in coral cover on an isolated coral reef, the Ashmore Reef National Nature Reserve, north-western Australia', Marine and Freshwater Research, 62, pp. 1214 - 1220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF11013
    Journal articles | 2010
    2010, 'Benthic community composition influences within-habitat variation in macroalgal browsing on the Great Barrier Reef', Marine and Freshwater Research, 61, pp. 999 - 1005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF09168
    Journal articles | 2009
    Cvitanovic C; Bellwood DR, 2009, 'Local variation in herbivore feeding activity on an inshore reef of the Great Barrier Reef', Coral Reefs, 28, pp. 127 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00338-008-0433-0
    Journal articles |
    'Prioritization of the Sustainable Development Goals Drives Opportunities and Risks for a Blue Future', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3439664
    Journal articles |
    'Quantitative Foresighting as a Means of Improving Anticipatory Scientific Capacity and Strategic Planning', SSRN Electronic Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3586563
  • Conference Papers | 2013
    2013, 'Supporting Regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisations to update their NRM plans for adaptation to climate change', in Proceedings - 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013, pp. 2214 - 2220
    Preprints |
    Integrating Management of Marine Activities in Australia, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4182792

My research is focused around three key themes:

Theme 1: Generating the knowledge needed to support the sustainable management of marine socio-ecological systems

The first of Chris’ research themes is focused on generating the knowledge that is needed to support the sustainable management of marine socio-ecological systems.  This research recognises that understanding, and developing solutions to, contemporary social-ecological challenges necessitates integrative forms of knowledge production, such as those associated with inter- and trans-disciplinary research approaches.  Despite the promise of integrative research approaches, however, persistent and systematic barriers to the implementation remain – and thus Chris’ research in this space aims to identify strategies to improve their implementation.  For example, through the evaluation of existing interdisciplinary research efforts to identify the critical factors underpinning success; or by drawing on organizational psychology theory to identify improved mechanisms for developing shared goals within interdisciplinary research teams that reflect the values, worldviews and knowledge bases of all team members (Cvitanovic et al. 2020).  

Theme 2: Connecting marine science to policy and practice

Chris’ second theme of research is focused on improving knowledge exchange among marine scientists and decision-makers to enable evidence-informed decision-making processes.  He approaches this topic in a number of ways.  First, by seeking to identify and better understand the strategies that can facilitate improved knowledge exchange, to optimise their implementation and match specific strategies to contexts.  This work has included a focus on knowledge brokers (Cvitanovic et al. 2017), boundary organisations (Cvitanovic et al. 2018a) and processes of knowledge co-production (Norström, Cvitanovic et al. 2020). Second, this research seeks to improve the ways in which knowledge exchange processes are evaluated (Posner and Cvitanovic, 2019) so as to improve our capacity to learn from existing efforts, and provide guiding principles for future initiatives aimed at linking marine science to policy and practice (e.g. Fig 1 in Cvitanovic and Hobday 2018). A key focus throughout all of this research has been identifying the institutional changes that are needed (by research organisations, government agencies and research funders) to better support a more dynamic relationship between marine science, policy and practice.  

Theme 3: Public engagement for ocean literacy

The third theme of Chris’ research is focused on improving ocean literary among the public (e.g. community groups, tourists, etc.) for better environmental outcomes.  This research stream developed following several years of collaborating with marine park managers in Australia across Commonwealth and State levels, and learning about their need for engagement strategies that can reach all segments of diverse communities and user groups.  Thus, to ensure the practical utility of this research it is co-developed with different marine park managers.  Recent examples include a study from the Ningaloo Coast in Australia that sought to understand community perceptions about the management of the Ningaloo Marine Park, so as to develop a typology of ‘community members’, and identify specific engagement strategies to engage with each ‘type’ of community member (Cvitanovic et al. 2018b).     

Building the capacity of early career marine scientists

In addition to his research, Chris’ work also focuses on helping to build the capacity of early career marine scientists in relation to the themes outlined above.  For example, Chris has co-authored several articles focused on helping early career researchers understand how to achieve impacts on policy and practice (e.g. Evans and Cvitanovic, 2018), and how to engage more effectively as part of interdisciplinary research teams and processes (e.g. Kelly et al. 2019).  He is also a regular lecturer for the IMBeR ClimEco International Summer School series, and has convened practical workshops in Australia and overseas for early career scientists focused on building capacity for policy engagement.