Dr Christina Hicks

Lecturer

Research Overview

Christina is an Environmental Social Scientist interested in the relationships individuals and societies form with nature; how these relationships shape people’s social, environmental, and health outcomes; and how they create sustainable livelihood choices. Christina is a lecturer within the Political Ecology group at Lancaster University’s Environment Centre. She gained her PhD in 2013 from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University; after which she held an Early Career Social Science Fellowship at the Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University. Christina’s has worked on the east coast of Africa, in the Pacific, Australia, and the US.

Exploring ‘islandness’ and the impacts of nature conservation through the lens of wellbeing
Coulthard, S., Evans, L., Turner, R., Mills, D., Foale, S., Abernethy, K., Hicks, C., Monnereau, I. 09/2017 In: Environmental Conservation. 44, 3, p. 298-309. 12 p.
Journal article

The landscape of leadership in environmental governance: a case study from Solomon Islands
Evans, L.S., Cohen, P.J., Case, P., Hicks, C., Prideaux, M., Mills, D. 06/2017 In: Human Ecology. 45, 3, p. 357-365. 9 p.
Journal article

Evaluating the best available social science for natural resource management decision-making
Charmley, S., Carothers, C., Satterfield, T., Levine, A., Poe, M., Norman, K., Donatuto, J., Breslow, S., Mascia, M., Levin, P., Basurto, X., Hicks, C., Garcia-Quijano, C., St.Martin, K. 26/04/2017 In: Environmental Science and Policy. 73, p. 80-88. 9 p.
Journal article

Conceptualizing and operationalizing human wellbeing for ecosystem assessment and management
Breslow, S.J., Sojka, B., Barnea, R., Basurto, X., Carothers, C., Charnley, S., Coulthard, S., Dolsak, N., Donatuto, J., Garcia-Quijano, C., Hicks, C., Levine, A., Mascia, M.B., Norman, K., Poe, M., Satterfield, T., St. Martin, K., Levin, P.S. 12/2016 In: Environmental Science and Policy. 66, p. 250-259. 10 p.
Journal article

Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs
Cinner, J., Graham, N.A.J., Hicks, C. 21/07/2016 In: Nature. 535, 7612, p. 416-419. 4 p.
Journal article

Social drivers forewarn of marine regime shifts
Hicks, C., Crowder, L.B., Graham, N.A.J., Kittinger, J.N., Le Cornu, E. 1/06/2016 In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14, 5, p. 252-260. 9 p.
Journal article

Engage key social concepts for sustainability
Hicks, C., Levine, A., Agrawal, A., Basurto, X., Breslow, S.J., Carothers, C., Charnley, S., Coulthard, S., Dolsak, N., Donatuto, J., Garcia-Quijano, C., Mascia, M.B., Norman, K., Poe, M., Satterfield, T., St. Martin, K., Levin, P.S. 1/04/2016 In: Science. 352, 6281, p. 38-40. 3 p.
Journal article

A framework for understanding climate change impacts on coral reef social-ecological systems
Cinner, J.E., Pratchett, M.S., Graham, N.A.J., Messmer, V., Fuentes, M.M.P.B., Ainsworth, T., Ban, N., Bay, L.K., Blythe, J., Dissard, D., Dunn, S., Evans, L., Fabinyi, M., Fidelman, P., Figueiredo, J., Frisch, A.J., Fulton, C.J., Hicks, C.C., Lukoschek, V., Mallela, J., Moya, A., Penin, L., Rummer, J.L., Walker, S., Williamson, D.H. 04/2016 In: Regional Environmental Change. 16, 4, p. 1133-1146. 14 p.
Journal article

Structural and psycho-social limits to climate change adaptation in the great barrier reef region
Evans, L.S., Hicks, C., Adger, W.N., Barnett, J., Perry, A.J., Fidelman, P., Tobin, R. 9/03/2016 In: PLoS ONE. 11, 3, 17 p.
Journal article

Elasticity in ecosystem services: exploring the variable relationship between ecosystems and human well-being
Daw, T.M., Hicks, C., Brown, K., Chaigneau, T., Januchowski-Hartley, F.A., Cheng, W.W.L., Rosendo, S., Crona, B., Coulthard, S., Sandbrook, C., Perry, C., Bandeira, S., Muthiga, N.A., Schulte-Herbrüggen, B., Bosire, J., McClanahan, T.R. 19/02/2016 In: Ecology and Society. 21, 2, 13 p.
Journal article

Designing climate-resilient marine protected area networks by combining remotely sensed coral reef habitat with coastal multi-use maps
Maina, J.M., Jones, K.R., Hicks, C., McClanahan, T.R., Watson, J.E.M., Tuda, A.O., Andréfouët , S. 8/12/2015 In: Remote Sensing. 7, 12, p. 16571-16587. 17 p.
Journal article

Rethinking environmental leadership: the social construction of leaders and leadership in discourses of ecological crisis, development, and conservation
Case, P., Evans, L.S., Fabinyi, M., Cohen, P.J., Hicks, C.C., Prideaux, M., Mills, D.J. 1/11/2015 In: Leadership. 11, 4, p. 396-423. 28 p.
Journal article

Linking ecosystem services and human-values theory
Hicks, C.C., Cinner, J.E., Stoeckl, N., McClanahan, T.R. 10/2015 In: Conservation Biology. 29, 5, p. 1471-1480. 10 p.
Journal article

Changes in adaptive capacity of Kenyan fishing communities
Cinner, J.E., Huchery, C., Hicks, C.C., Daw, T.M., Marshall, N., Wamukota, A., Allison, E.H. 09/2015 In: Nature Climate Change. 5, 9, p. 872-877. 6 p.
Journal article

Managing Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries for Adaptive Capacity: Insights from Dynamic Social-Ecological Drivers of Change in Monterey Bay
Aguilera, S.E., Cole, J., Finkbeiner, E.M., Le Cornu, E., Ban, N.C., Carr, M.H., Cinner, J.E., Crowder, L.B., Gelcich, S., Hicks, C.C., Kittinger, J.N., Martone, R., Malone, D., Pomeroy, C., Starr, R.M., Seram, S., Zuercher, R., Broad, K. 19/03/2015 In: PLoS ONE. 10, 3, 22 p.
Journal article

Marine tourism in the face of global change: the resilience of enterprises to crises in Thailand and Australia
Biggs, D., Hicks, C.C., Cinner, J.E., Hall, C.M. 03/2015 In: Ocean and Coastal Management. 105, p. 65-74. 10 p.
Journal article

Understanding leadership in the environmental sciences
Evans, L.S., Hicks, C.C., Cohen, P.J., Case, P., Prideaux, M., Mills, D.J. 2015 In: Ecology and Society. 20, 1, 18 p.
Journal article

Social, institutional, and knowledge mechanisms mediate diverse ecosystem service benefits from coral reefs
Hicks, C.C., Cinner, J.E. 16/12/2014 In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111, 50, p. 17791-17796. 6 p.
Journal article

Fishery benefits and stakeholder priorities associated with a coral reef fishery and their implications for management
Hicks, C.C., Stoeckl, N., Cinner, J.E., Robinson, J. 12/2014 In: Environmental Science and Policy. 44, p. 258-270. 13 p.
Journal article

Future scenarios as a research tool: investigating climate change impacts, adaptation options and outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Evans, L.S., Hicks, C.C., Fidelman, P., Tobin, R.C., Perry, A.L. 12/2013 In: Human Ecology. 41, 6, p. 841-857. 17 p.
Journal article

Synergies and tradeoffs in how managers, scientists, and fishers value coral reef ecosystem services
Hicks, C.C., Graham, N.A.J., Cinner, J.E. 12/2013 In: Global Environmental Change. 23, 6, p. 1444-1453. 10 p.
Journal article

Evaluating social and ecological vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to climate change
Cinner, J.E., Huchery, C., Darling, E.S., Humphries, A.T., Graham, N.A.J., Hicks, C.C., Marshall, N., McClanahan, T.R. 11/09/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 9, 12 p.
Journal article

A social-ecological approach to conservation planning: embedding social considerations
Ban, N.C., Mills, M., Tam, J., Hicks, C.C., Klain, S., Stoeckl, N., Bottrill, M.C., Levine, J., Pressey, R.L., Satterfield, T., Chan, K.M.A. 05/2013
Literature review

Sense of place as a determinant of people's attitudes towards the environment: implications for natural resources management and planning in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Larson, S., De Freitas, D.M., Hicks, C.C. 15/03/2013 In: Journal of Environmental Management. 117, p. 226-234. 9 p.
Journal article

Assessing gear modifications needed to optimize yields in a heavily exploited, multi-species, seagrass and coral reef fishery
Hicks, C.C., McClanahan, T.R. 4/05/2012 In: PLoS ONE. 7, 5, 12 p.
Journal article

How do we value our reefs?: risks and tradeoffs across scales in "biomass-based" economies
Hicks, C.C. 20/07/2011 In: Ocean and Coastal Management. 39, 4, p. 358-376. 19 p.
Journal article

Changes in life history and ecological characteristics of coral reef fish catch composition with increasing fishery management
McClanahan, T.R., Hicks, C.C. 02/2011 In: Fisheries Management and Ecology. 18, 1, p. 50-60. 11 p.
Journal article

Responding to change using scenarios to understand how socioeconomic factors may influence amplifying or dampening exploitation feedbacks among Tanzanian fishers
Cinner, J.E., Folke, C., Daw, T., Hicks, C.C. 02/2011 In: Global Environmental Change. 21, 1, p. 7-12. 6 p.
Journal article

The economic value of ecosystem services in the Great Barrier Reef: our state of knowledge
Stoeckl, N., Hicks, C.C., Mills, M., Fabricius, K., Esparon, M., Kroon, F., Kaur, K., Costanza, R. 2011 In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1219, p. 113-133. 21 p.
Journal article

Interdisciplinarity in the environmental sciences: barriers and frontiers
Hicks, C.C., Fitzsimmons, C., Polunin, N.V.C. 12/2010 In: Environmental Conservation. 37, 4, p. 464-477. 14 p.
Journal article

Trade-Offs in Values Assigned to Ecological Goods and Services Associated with Different Coral Reef Management Strategies
Hicks, C.C., McClanahan, T.R., Cinner, J.E., Hills, J.M. 06/2009 In: Ecology and Society. 14, 1, 18 p.
Journal article

Malthusian overfishing and efforts to overcome it on Kenyan coral reefs
McClanahan, T.R., Hicks, C.C., Darling, E.S. 09/2008 In: Ecological Applications. 18, 6, p. 1516-1529. 14 p.
Journal article