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Department of Zoology


My research is interdisciplinary and focuses on ways to achieve biodiversity conservation along with sustainable livelihoods. I have focused on the marine environment, in particular the balance between marine conservation through protected areas and small-scale fisheries governance.  I work to align with global sustainable development goals and international policies and conduct research that has an impact beyond academia.  I have worked with local fishermen in Tanzania, The Bahamas, and Labrador, Canada, seeking to understand the balance between fishing and marine conservation approaches on local communities.  I am broadly interested in human-nature connections, ecosystem restoration, and collaborative, interdisciplinary focused conservation research that has an impact on the ground. I focus on a global-to-local approach - seeking to explore best practice approaches, to meet the future needs of our planet to ensure a sustainable future for our children, and the planet as a whole.  



My current research explores the best conservation and restoration practices for mangrove ecosystems from around the world through a synthesis approach, working alongside conservation stakeholders. Mangroves are vitally important for sustainability: for biodiversity, coastal protection, fisheries, local livelihoods, and as carbon storage for climate change mitigation. 


Key publications: 

Kincaid, K. (2017) Challenges and Opportunities in Implementing the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines in the Family Islands, Bahamas.  In: The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Global Implementation (pp. 597-607). Jentoft, S., Chuenpagdee, R.,  Barragán-Paladines, M.J., Franz, N. Springer (Eds.). Springer.

Kincaid, K., Rose, G. and Devillers, R., 2017. How fisher‐influenced marine closed areas contribute to ecosystem‐based management: A review and performance indicator scorecard. Fish and Fisheries. 18(5), 860-876.

Kincaid, K. and Rose, G., 2017. Effects of closing bottom trawling on fisheries, biodiversity and fishing communities in a boreal marine ecosystem: the Hawke Box off Labrador, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 74(9), 1490-1502.

Barley Kincaid, K., & Rose, G. A., 2014. Why fishers want a closed area in their fishing grounds: Exploring perceptions and attitudes to sustainable fisheries and conservation 10 years post-closure in Labrador, Canada. Marine Policy, 46, 84-90.

Barley Kincaid, K., Rose, G., Mahudi, H., 2013. Fishers’ perception of a multiple-use marine protected area: Why communities and gear users differ at Mafia Island, Tanzania. Marine Policy. 10.1016/j.marpol.2013.06.005

Barley, K., 2010.  The status of the Indo-Pacific Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Andros Island in 2007. Aliens: The Invasive Species Bulletin. IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. Issue 30