Biography

I am an interdisciplinary researcher studying coastal resource systems, especially fisheries. I have a background training in ecology, fisheries science, socioeconomics and politics. I study linkages between ecological and social components of fisheries at multiple scales with the aim of informing sustainable and equitable governance of coastal and marine resources.

My current and recent research focuses on several themes, with a geographical focus on the Western Indian Ocean, Nicaragua and the North Sea:

  • Understanding the spatial behaviour of fishers and implications for marine protected areas
  • Links between coastal ecosystem services and poverty alleviation
  • Impacts of climate change on fisherfolk, considering multiple ‘impact pathways’
  • The role of knowledge and perceptions in fisheries management, and approaches to engage with fishers' knowledge

Career History

Over the past 10 years I have worked with small-scale tropical, and industrial high-latitude fisheries, originally as a marine biologist but adopting interdisciplinary approaches since 2002. As well as being interesting in their own right, fisheries are an excellent model for understanding the behaviour of social-ecological systems characterised by uncertainty, common-pool resources and local and global drivers.

Academic Background

I completed my PhD, "How fishers’ count: engaging with fishers’ knowledge for fisheries science and management" at Newcastle University, and joined DEV in 2007. I also have a part-time post at the Stockholm Resilience Centre

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Selected recent publications (see Research page for a full list)

Daw, T.M. (2010) Shifting baselines and memory illusions – What should we worry about when inferring trends from resource user interviews? Animal Conservation 13 (6) pp. 534-535       Link to journal article          Link to document

Pollnac, R., Christie, P., Cinner, J.E., Dalton, T., Daw, T.M., Forrester, G.E., Graham, N.A.J. & McClanahan, T.R. (2010) Marine reserves as linked social–ecological systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, 18262 -18265   Link to journal article

Daw, T.M.
 et al (2009) Climate change and capture fisheries. Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture. Overview of current scientific knowledge. K. Cochrane, C. D. Young, D. Soto and T. Bahri. Rome, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No 530, FAO: 95-135 Link to document

Galaz, V., Crona, B., Daw, T., Nyström, M., Bodin, Ö. and Olsson, P. (2009) Can web crawlers revolutionize ecological monitoring? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: doi: 10.1890/070204    Link to journal article      Link to document

Daw, T.M. (2008) Spatial distribution of effort by artisanal fishers: Exploring economic factors affecting the lobster fisheries of the Corn Islands, Nicaragua. Fisheries Research 90(1-3): 17-25     Link to journal article       Link to document

Daw, T. M. (2008) How Fishers Count: Engaging Fishers' Knowledge in Fisheries Science and Management. PhD Thesis. School of Marine Science & Technology, and School of Geography, Politics & Sociology. Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle University.   Link to document

All Publications

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Milner-Gulland, E. J., Mcgregor, J., Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Bevan, P., Clements, T., Daw, T., Homewood, K., Kumpel, N., Lewis, J., Mourato, S., Palmer Fry, B., Redshaw, M., Rowcliffe, J., Suon, S., Wallace, G., Washington, H., Wilkie, D.

(2014)

Accounting for the Impact of Conservation on Human Well-Being: Well-Being and Conservation

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Daw, T., Cinner, J. E., McClanahan, T. R., Brown, K., Stead, S. M., Graham, N. A. J., Maina, J.

(2012)

To Fish or Not to Fish: Factors at Multiple Scales Affecting Artisanal Fishers' Readiness to Exit a Declining Fishery

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Cinner, J. E., McClanahan, T. R., MacNeil, M. A., Graham, N. A. J., Daw, T., Mukminin, A., Feary, D. A., Rabearisoa, A. L., Wamukota, A., Jiddawi, N., Campbell, S. J., Baird, A. H., Januchowski-Hartley, F. A., Hamed, S., Lahari, R., Morove, T., Kuange, J.

(2012)

Comanagement of coral reef social-ecological systems

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Cinner, J., Daw, T., Mcclanahan, T., Muthiga, N., Abunge, C., Hamed, S., Mwaka, B., Rabearisoa, A., Wamukota, A., Fisher, E., Jiddawi, N.

(2012)

Transitions toward co-management: The process of marine resource management devolution in three east African countries

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Daw, T., Maina, J., Cinner, J. E., Robinson, J., Wamukota, A., Gerry, C., Abunge, C., Thoya, P., Abernethy, K. E., Cedras, M., Mwaura, J., Ndegwa, S.

(2011)

The spatial behaviour of artisanal fishers: Implications for fisheries management and development (Fishers in Space). Final Report

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Cinner, {., McClanahan}, {., Graham, {., Daw, T., Maina, J., Stead, {., Wamukota, A., Brown, K., Bodin, Ö.

(2011)

Vulnerability of coastal communities to key impacts of climate change on coral reef fisheries

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Österblom, H., Sissenwine, M., Symes, D., Kadin, M., Daw, T., Folke, C.

(2011)

Incentives, social–ecological feedbacks and European fisheries

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Cinner, J., Folke, C., Daw, T., Hicks, C.

(2011)

Responding to change: using scenarios to understand how socioeconomic factors may influence amplifying or dampening exploitation feedbacks among Tanzanian fishers

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(Article)


Daw, T., Cinner, J., McClanahan, T., Graham, N., Wilson, S.

(2011)

Design factors and socioeconomic variables associated with ecological responses to fishery closures in the Western Indian Ocean

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(Article)


Daw, T., Robinson, J., Graham, N.

(2011)

Perceptions of trends in Seychelles artisanal trap fisheries: comparing catch monitoring, underwater visual census and fishers' knowledge

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(Article)


Daw, T.

(2011)

5 easy pieces: How fishing impacts marine ecosystems, by Daniel Pauly

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Daw, T., Brown, K., Rosendo, S., Pomeroy, R.

(2011)

Applying the Ecosystem Services Concept to Poverty Alleviation: The Need to Disaggregate Human Well-Being

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(Article)


Daw, T.

(2010)

Shifting baselines and memory illusions: what should we worry about when inferring trends from resource user interviews?

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Pollnac, R., Christie, P., Cinner, J., Dalton, T., Daw, T., Forrester, G., Graham, N., McClanahan, T.

(2010)

Marine reserves as linked social-ecological systems

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Galaz, V., Crona, B., Daw, T., Bodin, Ö., Nyström, M., Olsson, P.

(2010)

Can web crawlers revolutionize ecological monitoring?

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Allison, E., Daw, T., Maddox, B.

(2009)

Editorial: Literacies, education and development in fishing-dependent communities

UEA Repository

(Article)


Cinner, J., Daw, T., McClanahan, T.

(2009)

Socioeconomic factors that affect artisanal fishers’ readiness to exit a declining fishery

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(Article)


Cinner, J., McClanahan, T., Daw, T., Graham, N., Maina, J., Wilson, S., Hughes, T.

(2009)

Linking social and ecological systems to sustain coral reef fisheries

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Daw, T., Adger, N., Brown, K., Badjeck, M.

(2009)

'Climate change and capture fisheries: potential impacts, adaptation and mitigation' in Cochrane, K., Young, C.D., Soto, D. and Bahri, T. (eds) Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture: overview of current scientific knowledge

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McClanahan, T., Cinner, J., Graham, N., Daw, T., Maina, J., Stead, S., Wamukota, A., Brown, K., Venus, V., Polunin, N.

(2009)

Identifying reefs of hope and hopeful actions: contextualizing environmental, ecological, and social parameters to respond effectively to climate change

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Key Research Interests

I work on links between social and ecological systems, particularly in fisheries, with a focus on the role of local knowledge in fisheries governance. I have recently worked in Seychelles, E. Africa, Malaysia and Europe.

Projects and collaborations

Participatory Modelling of Wellbeing Trade-offs in Coastal Kenya (P-Mowtick)
An Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) Framework Project (2011-2012)

I lead this project with Kate Brown, William Cheung (UEA School of Environment), Tim McClanahan (WCS), Garry Peterson (Stockholm Resilience Centre) and Sarah Coulthard (Univ Ulster) funded by NERC/ESRC/DfID ESPA programme. This is one of 23 ‘Framework’ projects, funded to develop new methodologies to understand links between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. Our aim is to understand trade-offs in the wellbeing of poor coastal stakeholders in Kenya under different development and governance scenarios. We are using a novel combination of ecosystem modelling, wellbeing analysis, stakeholder analysis, scenario planning and participatory approaches.
Link to further information on ESPA website: http://www.espa.ac.uk/projects/ne-i00324x-1/further-information-and-project-documents

Spatial behaviour of Fishers around Marine Protected Areas

Since January 2009, I have led a Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) funded project, "How do protected areas affect fishers? An assessment of fishers’ spatial behaviour around protected areas". This involves participatory research with fishers in Seychelles and Kenya to better understand the impact of marine protected areas on fisheries and local livelihoods. Co-investigators include, Josh Cinner (ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia), Jan Robinson (Seychelles Fishing Authority) and Andrew Wamukota and Joseph Maina (Wildlife Conservation Society, Coral Reef Research Project, Mombasa, Kenya). Click here to see the proposal
You can get the report by clicking here

Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation – Situational Analysis

A DEV team including Kate Brown, Sergio Rosendo and myself led the DFID/NERC project to assess coastal and marine ecosystem services’ contribution to poverty alleviation. This was in partnership with Cefas (UK), WorldFish (Malaysia), the Ocean Research Instituted (South Africa) and other partners in Asia and Africa.    http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/espa/

Coastal governance and social-ecological vulnerability to coral bleaching in the Western Indian Ocean

Since 2005 I have collaborated with various WIOMSA-MASMA-funded projects with Josh Cinner and Nick Graham (James Cook University), Tim McClanahan and Joseph Maina (Wildlife Conservation Society), Beatrice Crona (Stockholm Resilience Centre), Innocent Wanyoni (Cordio EA) and Nick Polunin and Selina Stead (Newcastle University) looking broadly at governance, climate change and adaptive capacity in social-ecological systems in the Western Indian Ocean. See the links below for these projects:
Migrant Fishers
Community-based organisations
Coral bleaching

Publications
 

Journal Articles

Biggs, R. et al., 2012. Toward Principles for Enhancing the Resilience of Ecosystem Services. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 37(1), pp.421–448.

Cinner, J.E. et al., 2012. Transitions toward co-management: The process of marine resource management devolution in three east African countries. Global Environmental Change, 22(3), pp.651–658.

Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, Daw TM, Mukminin A, Feary DA, Rabearisoa AL, Wamukota A, Jiddawi N, Campbell SJ, Baird AH, Januchowski-Hartley FA, Hamed S, Lahari R, Morove T, Kuange J (2012) Comanagement of Coral Reef Social-Ecological Systems. PNAS.
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Daw TM; Cinner JE; McClanahan TR; Brown K; Stead SM; Graham NAJ; Maina J (2012) To Fish or Not to Fish: Factors at Multiple Scales Affecting Artisanal Fishers' Readiness to Exit a Declining Fishery.;
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Daw T. M., Brown K. , Rosendo S.  and Pomeroy R. (2011) Applying the Ecosystem Services Concept to Poverty Alleviation: The Need to Disaggregate Human Well-Being. Environmental Conservation, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 370-379, 2011.    

Link to journal article        Link to document

Daw, T.M., Cinner, J.E., McClanahan, T.R., Graham, N.A.J., and Wilson, A.K. (2011) Design factors and socioeconomic variables associated with ecological responses to fishery closures in the Western Indian Ocean. Coastal Management 39 (4) pp. 412–424
Link to journal article       doi: 10.1080/08920753.2011.589224

Österblom, H., Sissenwine, M., Symes, D., Kadin, M., Daw, T. and Folke, C. (2011) Incentives, social–ecological feedbacks and European fisheries. Marine Policy (in press - available online 2011) 
Link to journal article      doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2011.01.018

Daw, T. M., J. Robinson and N. A. J. Graham (2011) Perceptions of trends in Seychelles artisanal trap fisheries: Comparing catch monitoring, underwater visual census and fishers’ knowledge. Environmental Conservation (available online 22 February 2011)
Link to journal article      Link to full-text PDF (copyright Cambridge University Press)   

Cinner, J., Folke, C., Daw, T. & Hicks, C. (2010) Responding to change: Using scenarios to understand how socioeconomic factors may influence amplifying or dampening exploitation feedbacks among Tanzanian fishers. Global Environmental Change 21 (1) pp. 7-12
Link to journal article

Daw, T.M. (2010) Shifting baselines and memory illusions – What should we worry about when inferring trends from resource user interviews? Animal Conservation 13 (6) pp. 534-535
Link to journal article     Link to document

Pollnac, R., Christie, P., Cinner, J.E., Dalton, T., Daw, T.M., Forrester, G.E., Graham, N.A.J. & McClanahan, T.R. (2010) Marine reserves as linked social–ecological systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, 18262 -18265
Link to journal article

Galaz, V., B. Crona, T. Daw, M. Nyström, Ö. Bodin and P. Olsson (2010) Can web crawlers revolutionize ecological monitoring? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8, 99-104 doi: 10.1890/070204
Link to journal article           Link to document   

Cinner, J., McClanahan, T. R., Daw, T. M. et al (2009) Linking social and ecological systems to sustain coral reef fisheries. Current Biology 19:206-212
Link to journal article           Link to document

Maddox, B., T. M. Daw and E. H. Allison (2009) Editorial: Literacies, Education and Development in Fishing-dependent Communities. Maritime Studies 8(2): 5-7
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McClanahan, T. R., J. Cinner, et al. (2009) Identifying reefs of hope, and hopeful actions: Combining environmental, ecological and social parameters to prioritize coral reef management. Conservation Biology 23: 662-671
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Cinner, J., T. Daw and T. R. McClanahan (2009) Socioeconomic factors that affect artisanal fishers’ readiness to exit a declining fishery. Conservation Biology. 23 (1) 1: 124–130
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Gray, T., J. Hatchard, T. DAW and S. M. Stead (2008) New cod war of words: 'cod is God' versus 'sod the cod' - two opposed discourses on the North Sea Cod Recovery Programme. Fisheries Research 93(1-2): 1-7
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McClanahan, T. R., J. Cinner, J. Maina, N. A. J. Graham, T. M. Daw, S. M. Stead, A. Wamukota, K. Brown, M. Ateweberhan, V. Venus and N. V. C. Polunin (2008) Conservation action in a changing climate. Conservation Letters 1: 53-59
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Daw, T. M. (2008) Spatial distribution of effort by artisanal fishers: Exploring economic factors affecting the Lobster fisheries of the Corn Islands, Nicaragua. Fisheries Research 90(1-3): 17-25
Link to journal article           Link to document

Stead, S., T. Daw, et al. (2007) Uses of fishers' knowledge in fisheries management. Anthropology in Action 13: 77-86
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Graham, N. A. J., S. K. Wilson, et al. (2007) Lag effects in the impacts of mass coral bleaching on coral reef fish, fisheries and ecosystems. Conservation biology 21(5): 1291-1300
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Daw, T. M. and T. S. Gray (2005) Fisheries science and sustainability in international policy: a study of failure in the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy. Marine Policy 29(3): 189-197
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Purves, M. G., D. J. Agnew, et al. (2003) Distribution, demography and discard mortality of crabs caught as bycatch in an experimental pot fishery for toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) in the South Atlantic. Fishery Bulletin 101(4): 874-888
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Xavier, J., P. Rodhouse, et al. (2002). Distribution of cephalopods recorded in the diet of the Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) around South Georgia. Polar Biology 25(5): 323-330
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Daw, T. M., V. C. C. Rogers, et al. (2001) Structure and management issues of the emerging ornamental fish trade In Eritrea. Aquarium Sciences and Conservation 3: 53-64
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Agnew, D. J., T. M. Daw, et al. (2001) Fishing for toothfish using pots: results of trials undertaken around South Georgia, March-May 2000. CCAMLR Science 8: 93-105.
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Pilling, G. M., M. G. Purves, et al. (2001) The stomach contents of Patagonian toothfish around South Georgia (South Atlantic). Journal of Fish Biology 59(5): 1370-1384.
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Reports


Daw TM et al. (2011) The spatial behaviour of artisanal fishers: Implications for fisheries management and development (Fishers in Space). Final Report. WIOMSA MASMA
Link to document

Daw, T. M., N. Adger, K. Brown and M.-C. Badjeck (2009) Climate change and capture fisheries. Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture. Overview of current scientific knowledge. K. Cochrane, C. D. Young, D. Soto and T. Bahri. Rome, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No 530, FAO: 95-135
Link to document

Brown, K., T. Daw, S. Rosendo, M. Bunce and N. Cherrett (2008). Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation: Marine & Coastal Situational Analysis. Synthesis Report, Report for NERC/DFID.
Link to document

Daw, T. M. (2006). Preliminary report on interviews with English and Scottish fishermen about the North Sea Stocks Survey., Distributed to Fishermen's Organisations reported by the ICES Review Group on Fisheries Surveys of North Sea Stocks (RGFS). 12pp.
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Daw, T. M. (2006). Report on the October 2006 Meeting of the Advisory Committee for Fisheries Management. ICES, Copenhagen 5-12th October 2006, Confidential report to Scientific Advice for Fisheries Management on Multiple Scales (SAFMAMS) project: 24.

Hume, D., U. Gunnartz, T. Daw, M.-C. Badjeck, A. Hunt, R. Velterop, P. Broadhurst, Y. Zapata and A. Segura (2005). Reefmap Nicaragua 2003. Corn Islands and Pearl Cays Project Report: 150
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Daw, T. M. (2004). Reef Fish Aggregations in Sabah, East Malaysia. A report on stakeholder interviews conducted for the Society for the Conservation of Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations., Society for the Conservation of Reef Fish Aggregations: 63.
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Daw, T. M., L. J. Daim, et al. (2002). Preliminary Assessment of the Live Reef Fish Trade in the Kudat Region. Kota Kinabalu, WWF Malaysia: 47.
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Daw, T. M., H. Wesson, S. Harding and C. Lowery (2002). Pulau Banggi Project for Coral Reef Biodiversity. 2nd Annual Report (October 2000 - October 2001). Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia, Greenforce: 80.

Harding, S., C. Lowery, H. Wesson, M. Colmer and T. M. Daw (2001). The Pulau Banggi Project for Coral Reef Biodiversity. 1st Annual Report (July 1999 - September 2000). Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia, Greenforce: 67.
 
PhD Thesis

Daw, T. (2008) How Fishers' count: Engaging with fishers' knowledge in fisheries science and management

Teaching Interests

I teach in DEV on natural resources, environment and development and I am currently supervising Tom Chaigneau (community support for MPAs in Philippines) and Elisa Canal Beeby (Innovation in Aquaculture in the Bolivian Amazon).  I co-supervised Denis Hellebrandt Da Silva who completed his PhD on Small-scale fisheries in Patos Lagoon, Brazil in 2010.