University of Aberdeen
Key Research Interests
- The application of ecosystem service / natural capital concepts to marine protected area governance and coastal management;
- Marine natural resource management o Developing participatory and survey based approaches to map social values, uses and benefits of the coastal environment and wellbeing;
- Sustainable seafood movements and market based approaches to sustainability such as eco-labelling and traceability in fisheries and aquaculture;
- The political ecology of green / blue economic transitions.
Recent Key Papers
- McKinley, E., Aller-Rojas, O., Hattam, C., Germond-Duret, C., San Martín, IV., Hopkins, CR., Aponte, H. & Potts, T. ‘Charting the course for a blue economy in Peru: a research agenda’. Environment, Development and Sustainability, pp. 1-23.
- Burdon, D., Potts, T., Barbone, C. & Mander, L. (2017). ‘The matrix revisited: A bird’s-eye view of marine ecosystem service provision’. Marine Policy, vol. 77, pp. 78-89.
- Potts, T., Pita, C., O’Higgins, T. & Mee, LD. (2016). ‘Who cares? European attitudes towards marine and coastal environments’. Marine Policy, vol. 72, 72, pp. 59-66.
Summary Title of Current Studentships
- Addressing the challenges of Marine Protected Areas and Brexit (Barbone)
- Green Economy Transitions in Ghana: A study of tourism and renewable energy
- The evolution of citizen science movements and marine stewardship in the UK
- Facilitating a Natural Capital Approach in Marine Protected Area Governance in the UK
- QUADRAT DTP student, Aya El Samad: Understanding Social Values on Low Carbon Sub-surface Technologies in Scotland and Northern Ireland