Category Archives: Brexit
Senior Policy Fellow: I’m now a (part-time) civil servant (advisor)!
In fall of 2018 Defra (UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs) advertised for a Senior Policy Fellow – Marine to work with Prof Ian Boyd (Chief Scientific Advisor) and his team to develop a systems approach to thinking … Continue reading
Influencing the future of UK fisheries – providing evidence as a witness in Parliament
The UK practices evidence-based environmental policy making, where scientific data and research play a key role in informing decisions about how we manage the environment. Much of the UK’s scientific knowledge, however, lies outside of Parliament and Government. Parliamentary Inquiries … Continue reading
Priorities for the marine environment after Brexit – a biodiversity perspective
Marine biodiversity has gotten lost in the talk about what Brexit means for the UK. While some attention has been paid to commercial fisheries, including a recently-launched Parliamentary inquiry, the post-Brexit future of UK marine habitats and species has received … Continue reading
A ‘strong and stable’ marine ecosystem?
Long-term monitoring time-series are most important during times of political uncertainty such as Brexit, but it is these times they are most at risk. The UK marine environment faces an uncertain future. Cumulative pressures from human activities are being placed … Continue reading