Research interests:

My research focuses on three linked themes:

1. Governance of Oceans and Coasts: exploring the geographical design of different decision-making systems, and the spatial and environmental implications arising from their existing and possible organisation. I conduct policy-relevant research at local, regional and international scales, and seek to relate my findings to broader theories of environmental management and sustainability to build a deeper knowledge about human-environment relations.

2. My research has focused on challenges and opportunities for developing Interdisciplinary, approaches to Sustainability Science, as well as doing applied research as part of teams, on issues such as Adaptation to Climate Change at the coast.

3. Cultural and Social Significance of the Oceans: I am currently exploring opportunities to consider the cultural and importance of marine space through approaches such as seascape assessment, cultural ecosystem services and new ways of configuring social data to explore the value of our coasts and oceans.

Career history:

My background is as an environmental geographer. My doctoral research investigated sustainability issues and management regimes around the UK Coast, focusing on the Severn Estuary, Essex Estuaries, Ceredigion Coast and Chichester Harbour. Following an internship at the University of Delaware and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, US), I took up a post as a postdoctoral research associate with the Marine and Coastal Environment Research Group at Cardiff University, where I was investigator on a series of large scale European research coastal and marine research projects EUROSION, ECOPORTS, COASTATLANIC, COREPOINT, SPICOSA and IMCORE.

Active research projects:

CBESS A hierarchical approach to the examination of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem service flows across coastal margins (NERC BESS project)

CREW: CATCH 2 Centre for Experitise in Waters: Coastal Catchment Integration

IMCORE Innovative Management for Europe’s Changing Coastal Resource.

SPICOSA Science and Policy Integration for COastal Systems Assessment.

COMPASS Intelligent management, discovery and execution of scientific resources in the coastal marine domain.

COREPOINT COastal REsearch and POlicy INTegration.

EUROSION A European initiative for sustainable coastal erosion management.

ECOPORTS Ports Sharing Enviornmental Experience.

COASTATLANTIC Sustainable Coasts- Towards and Atlantic Vision.

Recent publications:

Smart, D, Stojanovic, T & Warren, CR 2014, ‘Is EIA part of the wind power planning problem?’ Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol 49., 10.1016/j.eiar.2014.05.004

Stojanovic, TA & Farmer, CJQ 2013, ‘The development of world oceans & coasts and concepts of sustainability’ Marine Policy, vol 42, pp. 157-165., 10.1016/j.marpol.2013.02.005

Smith, HD, Ballinger, RC & Stojanovic, TA 2012, ‘The spatial development basis of Marine Spatial Planning in the United Kingdom’ Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, vol 14, no. 1, pp. 29-47., 10.1080/1523908x.2012.663192

Smith, HD, Maes, F, Stojanovic, TA & Ballinger, RC 2011, ‘The integration of land and marine spatial planning’ Journal of Coastal Conservation, vol 15, no. 2, pp. 291-303., 10.1007/s11852-010-0098-z

Stojanovic, T, Green, DR & Lymbery, G 2010, ‘Approaches to knowledge sharing and capacity building: The role of local information systems in marine and coastal management’ Ocean and Coastal Management, vol 53, no. 12, pp. 805-815., 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2010.10.020