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Emily Ogier

Fisheries Social Science Research Fellow

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emily.ogier@utas.edu.au

Dr Emily Ogier is a Fisheries Social Science Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies.  She is interested in the human dimension of marine systems, and the way this interaction is governed through both formal institutions and social processes. She manages the Social Sciences and Economics Research Coordination Program, which is a national program funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2013): University of Western Australia 
  • BA (1st Class Hons)(2001): University of Tasmania

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Emily was Project Officer for the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council. Prior to that she undertook her doctoral studies at The University Western Australia where she examined multi actor governance of sub-jurisdictional archipelagos, using the Houtman Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia as her primary case study. Since joining the University of Tasmania her positions have included policy research fellow with the Marine Adaptation Network and Executive Officer of the Fisheries Economics Capability Building project with the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.

Research Themes

Dr Ogier's research aligns to the University's research themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime; Environment, Resources and Sustainability; and Data, Knowledge and Decisions. Her overarching  research interest is in bridging qualitative social science with decision science and decision support frameworks for marine governance.

Emily's research has included identify public and private values for marine systems affected by and affecting aquaculture in South-east Tasmania (Your Marine Values study undertaken as stage 1 of the INFORMD2 project FRDC 2012-024). Identified values, their relationship to ecosystem services, and the interactions between them, have been used to develop the qualitative model which will inform the design of the risk-based decision-support tool. Emily's findings have also been used to link environmental assessment and monitoring frameworks to public and private marine values.  Through her involvement in the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS), she is pursuing further research to determine the ecosystem service values of these shared values using both standard ecosystem services evaluation methods and non-monetary deliberative evaluation methods.

Emily is also investigating the extent to which sustainability expectations are met in Australia's fisheries management. This research includes analysis of how surrogate public values articulated in fisheries management objectives are operationalised and used to inform trade off analysis in fisheries management systems. She is also examining the extent to which these surrogate public values align with public values expressed in social movements.

Through her role as manager of the FRDC's Social Sciences and Research Coordination Program, Emily's research activity includes identifying knowledge gaps and developing resources to address challenges regarding the social impacts, acceptability and sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture. A further focus of Emily's research in this role is facilitate better integration of social sciences (including economics) and between social and biological sciences in contributing to knowledge gaps.Emily's research has also included developing frameworks, models and tools for developing and evaluating adaptation pathways for managed fisheries, through her involvement in the South-East Australian Fisheries Climate Change Program. Further research has included investigating the interaction between science knowledge and social acceptability of the salmon aquaculture industry in South-eastern Tasmania, through the UTAS-CSIRO Coastal Cluster Collaboration.

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Expertise

Australia's marine and coastal estate entails a complex and often contentious mix of uses, management organisations and structures, interests and ecological characteristics. Emily's research focuses on:

  • Governance systems for common-pool resources
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Adaptation to global environmental change
  • Science policy
  • Sustainability assessment and perception
  • Ecosystem services
  • Public values
  • Science knowledge production, extension and brokerage

Her research skills and expertise include:

  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Public values mapping and assessment
  • Content and text analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • Social science research methods (surveys, interviews, focus groups)
  • Incorporating social sub-systems into decision tools for social ecological systems

Collaboration

Dr Ogier is a member of the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS), which is a joint collaboration between the University of Tasmania, CSIRO and the Australian Antarctic Division and brings together disciplinary expertise in physics, law, economics, biology, sociology, and governance. The focus of CMS research activity is on the complex issues that are developing in the management of the marine estate.Previously she has undertaken research under the banner of a number of collaborations, including the UTAS-CSIRO Coastal Cluster Collaboration: Knowledge Theme and the Marine Adaptation Network for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

Current projects

Dr Ogier is the Principal Investigator of the following projects: 

  1. Social Sciences and Economics Research Coordination Program (FRDC project 2015/300)
  2. Meeting sustainability expectations: translating and aligning objectives, reporting and evaluation of the performance of Australian fisheries (FRDC project 2013/204)

She is a Co-Investigator for FRDC project 2014/008 Fishery status reports: health-check for Australian fisheries.

Emily is involved in the following projects in order to contribute social science and governance research expertise:

Fields of Research

  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Aquaculture (070401)
  • Environment and Resource Economics (140205)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology (160808)
  • Research, Science and Technology Policy (160511)
  • Performance and Installation Art (190504)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Environmental Sociology (160802)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Ecological Economics (149902)
  • Environmental Education and Extension (050203)

Research Objectives

  • Coastal and Marine Management Policy (960701)
  • Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830102)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Sustainability Indicators (960609)
  • Fisheries - Recreational (830201)
  • Fisheries - Aquaculture (830199)
  • Wild Caught Prawns (830205)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production (839899)
  • Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection (960601)
  • Rights to Environmental and Natural Resources (excl. Water Allocation) (960606)
  • Wild Caught Edible Molluscs (830203)
  • Wild Caught Rock Lobster (830206)
  • Communication (950299)
  • Management and Productivity (910499)
  • Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) (830202)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Water Management (960903)
  • Ecological Economics (919902)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)

Publications

Total publications

15

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Cullen-Knox C, Haward M, Jabour J, Ogier E, Tracey SR, 'The social licence to operate and its role in marine governance: insights from Australia', Marine Policy, 79 pp. 70-77. ISSN 0308-597X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.02.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Cullen-Knox C; Haward M; Jabour J; Tracey SR

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2016Leith P, Haward M, Rees C, Ogier E, 'Success and evolution of a boundary organization', Science, Technology and Human Values, 41, (3) pp. 375-401. ISSN 0162-2439 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0162243915601900 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Leith P; Haward M; Rees C

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2016Ogier EM, Davidson J, Fidelman P, Haward M, Hobday AJ, et al., 'Fisheries management approaches as platforms for climate change adaptation: comparing theory and practice in Australian fisheries', Marine Policy, 71 pp. 82-93. ISSN 0308-597X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.05.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Davidson J; Haward M; Hobday AJ; Holbrook NJ; Pecl GT

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2014Leith P, O'Toole K, Haward M, Coffey B, Rees C, et al., 'Analysis of operating environments: a diagnostic model for linking science, society and policy for sustainability', Environmental Science and Policy, 39 pp. 162-171. ISSN 1462-9011 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2014.01.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Leith P; Haward M; Rees C

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2014Leith P, Ogier E, Haward M, 'Science and social license: defining environmental sustainability of Atlantic salmon aquaculture in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia', Social Epistemology, 28, (3-4) pp. 277-296. ISSN 0269-1728 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2014.922641 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Leith P; Haward M

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2014Leith P, Ogier E, Pecl G, Hoshino E, Davidson J, et al., 'Towards a diagnostic approach to climate adaptation for fisheries', Climatic Change, 122, (1-2) pp. 55-66. ISSN 0165-0009 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0984-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Leith P; Pecl G; Hoshino E; Davidson J; Haward M

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Pecl GT, Frusher S, Hobday AJ, Jennings SM, Ogier EM, et al., 'Developing adaptation pathways for climate-impacted and at risk fisheries in south-east Australia', Book of Abstracts, 3rd ICES-PICES-IOC International Symposium on the Effect of Climate Change on the, 21-27 March 2015, Santos, Brazil, pp. 118. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pecl GT; Frusher S; Hobday AJ; Jennings SM

2014MacLeod C, Ogier EM, 'Aquaculture environmental impact assessments and strategic planning - how do you decide what is important so that you can provide the right information and advice to various stakeholders?', World Aquaculture Conference 2014, 7-11 June 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

2014Ogier E, Leith P, Haward M, 'Science and social license: who defines environmental sustainability of Atlantic salmon aquaculture in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia?', World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014, 7-11 June, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leith P; Haward M

2014Ogier E, MacLeod C, 'Your marine values: linking public values to decision-making for aquaculture in southeast Tasmania', World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014, 7-11 July, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Ogier E, Leith P, Pecl G, Haward M, Davidson J, et al., 'Diagnostics for adaptation in action: user guide', Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Pecl G; Haward M; Hoshino E

Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Ogier E, MacLeod C, 'Your marine values: workshop and survey', Fishing Today, Tasmanian Seafood Industry, Australia, 26, 1, p. 26. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

2013Ogier E, MacLeod C, 'Your marine values: public report 2013', IMAS Technical Report, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS (2013) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

2013Ogier EM, Macleod C, ''Your marine values: workshop and survey', Fishing Today, Tasmanian Seafood Industry, Australia', Fishing Today, Tasmania, 26, 1, p. 26. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Macleod C

2011Green BS, Emery TJ, Ogier EM, Gardner C, Hartmann K, et al., 'Managing inshore stocks of southern rock lobster for a sustainable fishery', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia, Project 2009/058 (2011) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Green BS; Emery TJ; Gardner C; Hartmann K

Grants & Funding

Since commencing her academic research career in 2012, Dr Ogier has been successful in securing two national research grants as Chief Investigator:

  1. Social Sciences and Economics Research Coordination Program (FRDC project 2015/300)
  2. Meeting sustainability expectations: translating and aligning objectives, reporting and evaluation of the performance of Australian fisheries (FRDC project 2013/204)

Funding Summary

Number of grants

10

Total funding

$2,280,999

Projects

Healthcheck Phase 2 (2017 - 2019)$251,020
Description
Building on preliminary scoping work undertaken as part of the Healthcheck Phase 1 project, develop a Heathcheck (i.e. ecosystem-based) assessment framework that would be suitable for state and commonwealth commercial fisheries. Proposed research elements are: a) Indicators: Evaluate the current set of indicators and link to existing management frameworks and match to operational objectives and performance indicators. This would show the match between the current reporting by States and information flow to the portal, and allow consideration of the use of substitutable indicators (Ogier).
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($251,020)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
CSIRO-Marine & Atmospheric Research
Research Team
Hobday A; Ogier EM
Period
2017 - 2019
Human Dimensions Research Subprogram Management (2017 - 2020)$350,867
Description
The project will conduct meta-analyses, gap analyses, synthesis and evaluation of major findings and decision-support tools from previous social science and economic research of Australian fisheries and aquaculture. It will use these research findings to inform and coordinate future FRDC RD&E investment, as well as produce specific research outputs such as meta-analysis, gap analysis, synthesis and evaluation of major findings and decision-support tools from previous social science and economic research of Australian fisheries and aquaculture. This knowledge will generate findings that will be used to develop new conceptual and analytical frameworks, as well as impact pathways, for understanding and addressing current and anticipated social and economic challenges facing fisheries and aquaculture.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($350,867)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ogier EM; Jennings SS
Period
2017 - 2020
Night watch: old dogs, new tricks and night fishing (2017)$4,500
Description
The aim of this project is to hold an installation event incorporating moving image, projection, sound, and oral histories surrounding fishing and the night. Incorporating history, folklore and ecological perspectives. The Night Watch explores human and non-human perspectives to present a reflection on contemporary narratives related to professional fishing and the night in Tasmania.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,500)
Scheme
Grant-MAM Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ogier EM; Rees A
Year
2017
Fishery Data: Economic and Social Data Collection (2016)$20,840
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($20,840)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ogier EM
Year
2016
Towards consistent standards for Australian fisheries management (2015 - 2016)$410,115
Description
This proposal was developed at the request of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, in a call for an expression of interest on the topic. The idea of a standard for fishery management has been under discussion in AFMA for some time and is consistent with broader directions in government and expectations in the community. In developing the EOI, further consultation was held with several state jurisdictions, with interest shown by both South Australia and Tasmania in pursuing such an approach. General indications of support were obtained from the federal Department of the Environment and the Department of Agriculture. The project was discussed at the Australian Fisheries Managers Forum in November 2014 and broadly supported. Discussions with other interested parties included with the Commonwealth Fisheries Association and the Seafood CRC. This project follows on logically from a current Seafood CRC project investigating responsible fisheries management certification due for completion prior to the commencement of this project.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($410,115)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Smith Tony; Gardner C; Ogier EM
Period
2015 - 2016
Fishery status reports: healthcheck for Australian fisheries (2015)$130,951
Description
Develop a framework by which to achieve an efficient and wide-ranging evaluation of the condition of Australian fisheries, including the people and species involved, area and method of fishing
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($130,951)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Ogier EM
Year
2015
Social Science and Economics Research Coordination Program (2015 - 2017)$152,416
Description
This project will undertake analysis and evaluation of major findings and tools from previous research aimed at improving the social acceptability and of fisheries and aquaculture, and the optimum management of aquatic resources, as well as targeted research to meet identified gaps.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($152,416)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ogier EM
Period
2015 - 2017
Meeting Sustainability Expectations: Policy Translation, Objective Setting and Reporting for Australian Fisheries (2013 - 2015)$164,674
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($164,674)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ogier EM; Flood M; Gardner C; Jabour JA; Sloan S
Period
2013 - 2015
INFORMD Stage 2: Risk-based tools supporting consultation, planning and adaptive management for aquaculture and other multiple-uses of the coastal waters of southern Tasmania (2012 - 2016)$750,000
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($750,000)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Condie S; Hepburn Mark; Little Rich; MacLeod C; Proctor W; Ross DJ; Wild-Allen K; Ogier EM
Period
2012 - 2016
The Future Harvest Master Class (2010 - 2011)$45,616
Funding
Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre ($45,616)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jennings SM; Hartmann K; Ogier EM; Yamazaki S
Period
2010 - 2011

Research Supervision

Current

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDPolitical Representation in Institutional Design: Governing Multi-User, Multiple Values Marine Resources2015
PhDOptimizing Prawn Production In Extensive Culture In Kien Giang Province, Vietnam2016
PhDMapping Marine Ecosystem Services to the Total Economic Value Framework2016
PhDThe Nature, Dynamics and Complexity of Environmental Conflict in Governance and Corporate Structures; How can positive change be effectively communicated?2016
PhDRelative Values of the Coastal and Marine Environment: Ecosystem service valuation in multi-use governance contexts2017