Dr Rebecca Jarvis

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology
Honorary Research Fellow, Sydney Institute of Marine Science

Email: rjarvis@aut.ac.nz

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Twitter: @rebecca_jarvis


BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Honorary Research Fellow at Sydney Institute of Marine Science and World Harbour Project
  • Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), including the Social Sciences Working Group (SCB-SSWG), and the Oceania regional section (SCBO).
  • Future Earth Open Network
  • Network of Environmental Social Scientists (NESS)
  • Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  • Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB)
  • Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG)
  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)


Rebecca is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with over ten years experience working in academia and conservation NGOs in Madagascar, Europe, Oceania, and Antarctica. Rebecca was awarded her PhD at Auckland University of Technology in 2016, where she developed a social research agenda for a social-ecological approach to more effective and inclusive conservation. Rebecca is particularly interested in achieving social and ecological outcomes in complex conservation systems and bridging the gaps between knowledge, policy, and action.

Research Areas:

  • Conservation science
  • Social science
  • Knowledge-policy-action
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Governance
  • Political ecology
  • Sustainable futures
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
  • Conservation and development

Current Research Projects:

  • Sustainable futures and multiple use in complex marine systems
  • The social dimensions of effective conservation
  • Integrating the natural and social sciences
  • Improving conservation and management outcomes in Antarctica