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Jen Evans

Jen Evans

Coursework Coordinator

Cradle Coast Campus

0400 179 029 (phone)

jen.evans@utas.edu.au

General Responsibilities

My background is design of public infrastructure and places focussing on community participation and empowerment. I have lived and worked on the North West Coast of Tasmania for Local, Regional and State Government as well as private enterprise over 22 years.

I am interested in physical and cultural geography with my research focussing on the natural environment and the human interpretation of its value.

My PhD research investigates the natural, cultural and social values of the Tarkine, and how they may play a part in shaping its future through understanding the inherent conflicts that come with strong attachment to place.

My research poses questions about the Tarkine in terms of current use, protection measures, tourism, ecosystem services, regional politics and global influences. I am using investigative tools such as GIS mapping technologies and conflict resolution methodologies to consider a vision for the Tarkine that diverges from traditional regional development approaches.

Research Title: 'Tarkine Place and Values Conflict'

Commenced: 2012 Full Time
Supervisors: Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Professor Janelle Allison, Dr Kerry Bridle

Publications

Research Profile

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Fields of Research

  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Regional Analysis and Development (120505)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)

Research Objectives

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Environmental Ethics (950403)
  • Ecological Economics (919902)

Publications

Total publications

33

Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Evans JD, 'Keynote speaker: Social change and the environment', Strahan NRM Forum, March 25, 2015, Strahan, Tasmania (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2013Evans JD, 'Wilderness and Conflict in the Tarkine', 7th Annual Graduate Research Conference, University of Tasmania, 1-2 September, 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2010Evans JD, 'Mystery and the Tarkine - Portent or Potential', 14 October, 2010, Burnie, Tasmania (2010) [Keynote Presentation]

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Design

(2 outputs)
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2013Evans JD, 'West Park - a place to live, learn and grow' (2013) [Other Designs]

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2009Evans JD, 'Tarkine Projects: Concept Plan - Waratah Falls Walk' (2009) [Other Designs]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(9 outputs)
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2017Evans J, 'The Nut State Reserve Experience review project', Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, Australia (2017) [Consultants Report]

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2017Evans JD, 'The Nut State Reserve experience review project final report', Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Contract Report]

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2017Lee E, Evans JD, 'Indigenous fisheries: weaving the research net', University of Tasmania; Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Contract Report]

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2017Leith PB, McHenry MT, Bridle K, Evans JD, Fudge ME, et al., 'Strengthening engagement and collaboration for impact in the ERS theme', University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Leith PB; McHenry MT; Bridle K; Fudge ME; Harwood A; Magierowski RH

2016Evans JD, 'Heritage Landing Experience review project: Final report', Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmania (2016) [Contract Report]

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2012Evans JD, Archer J, 'Healthy Communities - a local government toolkit for building healthier Tasmanian communities', The Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2012) [Consultants Report]

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2010Evans JD, Hampton K, 'North West Coastal Pathway Plan', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2010) [Contract Report]

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2010Evans JD, Hampton K, 'North West Coastal Pathway Plan - DESIGN TOOLKIT', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2010) [Contract Report]

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2008Mackey J, Lebski S, Evans JD, 'Tarkine Toursim Development Strategy', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2008) [Contract Report]

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Major Creative Work

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Evans JD, 'Tarkine drive interpretive signage', Cradle Coast Authority, Tarkine, Tasmania (2014) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Evans JD, Archer JL, 'Wild sight', Jen Evans & Jenny Archer, Ulverstone, Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Cradle Coast Campus (2011) [Curated Exhibition]

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2010Evans JD, Archer J, 'Tarkine Tasmania: wild, unique, diverse', Jen Evans & Jenny Archer, Ulverstone, Tasmania, 1st, pp. 80 (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Evans JD, Jaensch S, Lee E, 'Table Cape lighthouse: a beacon for human achievement in a wild and beautiful place', Warath Wynyard Council, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Services and the Federal Government, pp. 6 (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Evans JD, 'Tarkine interpretive experience', Waratah Wynyard Council, Athenaeum Hall, Waratah, Tasmania. (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2005Evans JD, 'Delirium', Hot Mother Lounge, Burnie, Tasmania (2005) [Other Exhibition]

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Other Creative Work

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Evans JD, Archer JL, 'Shutterbirds', Greenskin media, Ulverstone, Tasmania., pp. 614 (2011) [Minor Creative Work]

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2011Evans JD, Veltman H, 'Discover the Tarkine website', Cradle Coast Authority, Online, pp. 25 (2011) [Minor Creative Work]

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2010Evans JD, Jaensch S, Lee E, 'Table Cape lighthouse: a beacon for human achievement in a wild and beautiful place, visitors guide', Warath Wynyard Council, Wynyard, pp. 12 (2010) [Minor Creative Work]

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2010Evans JD, Wind A, 'Health oceans for a healthy future', Cradle Coast NRM, Burnie, Tasmania, pp. 20 (2010) [Minor Creative Work]

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2009Evans JD, 'Tarkine Tasmania: connection to wild places', Cradle Coast Authority, Burnie, Tasmania, pp. 8 (2009) [Minor Creative Work]

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Other Public Output

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Evans JD, 'There's more to the Tarkine than trees', The Conversation, online, February 19, 2013 (2013) [Newspaper Article]

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2011Evans JD, 'Significant places: Aboriginal cultural heritage in Cradle Coast Tasmania', Cradle Coast NRM, Tasmania (2011) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2011Evans JD, 'Tarkine natural values assessment', Cradle Coast Natural Resource Managment, Tasmania (2011) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Evans JD, 'Cradle Coast NRM Aboriginal Engagement Strategy', Cradle Coast NRM, Tasmania (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Evans JD, 'Corinna Wilderness Experience: Tourism carbon footprint and management strategy', FINAL REPORT, Corinna Wilderness Experience, Tasmania (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Evans JD, 'Tarkine Tasmania: self guided walks', Cradle Coast Authority and the Federal Government, Tasmania (2010) [Report Other]

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2010Evans JD, Dean A, 'Tarkine Tasmania: a visitors guide to walks and experiences', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2010) [Report Other]

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2009Evans JD, Horton H, 'Tarkine Toursim Development Strategy: Tarkine Aboriginal Tourism Plan', Cradle Coast Authority, Tasmania (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$3,500

Projects

Indigenous fisheries: weaving the research net (2017)$3,500
Description
Indigenous fisheries in Tasmania lacks characterisation and research inputs (Lee 2016). These factors inhibit greater HASS-STEM collaboration and investment in Indigenous partnerships and knowledges. For example, commercial on-sale of Indigenous seafoods caught under cultural activities is not permitted (Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment 2017). This regulatory condition prevents Indigenous peoples and communities engaging in cultural food festivals and similar. However, one of only two Indigenous led and managed Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) grants (Susman, pers. comm. April 2017) is currently being undertaken at the Centre for Marine Socioecology, UTAS, over 2 years (2017-2019) to investigate the barriers and opportunities in establishing a commercial market for Indigenous fisheries.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,500)
Scheme
Grant-MAM Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lee E; Evans JD
Year
2017

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDEstablishing Joint Management Processes and Models for Tasmania's Protected Areas2017