Dr. Sondra Eger
Sondra Eger visited the Marine Social Sciences Research Group in early 2019 as an Ireland-Canada University Foundation- James Flaherty research scholar. Sondra recently completed a PhD at the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She has a background in biology and ecology and has since transitioned to conducting research within the human dimensions of environmental resource management in both her Masters (coastal communities and large-scale connectivity conservation initiatives) and now her PhD (cumulative effects monitoring and management processes and navigating multiple uses and interests in coastal and inland watersheds).
Sondra's doctoral research investigated how to move beyond conventional approaches to governing coastal and marine activities and critically examines integrated management interventions (including ecosystem-based management, marine spatial planning, etc.) at the international, regional and local scale. Her work underscores the importance and need for better integrating knowledge and objectives across activities and governing authorities as well as highlights main challenges from study participants’ lived experiences in the Bay of Fundy in Atlantic Canada. Through her research Sondra offers key management, policy, and user-based recommendations to improve the operationalization of responsible integrated management interventions.
Eger, S.L., de Loë, R.C., Pittman, J., Epstein, G. and Courtenay, S.C., 2021. A systematic review of integrated coastal and marine management progress reveals core governance characteristics for successful implementation. Marine Policy, 132, p.104688.
Eger, S.L., Stephenson, R.L., Armitage, D., Flannery, W. and Courtenay, S.C., 2021. Revisiting Integrated Coastal and Marine Management in Canada: Opportunities in the Bay of Fundy. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, p.439.
Eger, S.L. and Courtenay, S.C., 2021. Integrated coastal and marine management: Insights from lived experiences in the Bay of Fundy, Atlantic Canada. Ocean & Coastal Management, p.105457.
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