Dr Emma Cardwell

  • Lecturer in Human Geography (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Research interests

I'm an environmental geographer with an interest in the science-society-environment nexus. My research focuses on environmental, conservation and agricultural policy, and I'm particularly interested in the relationships of academic knowledge practices (such as natural sciences, philosophy, economics, literature and - of course - geography) with embodiments of law, finance and policy, and the productive ways in which these shape our shared environments and the communities within them.

Theoretically, I like to engage with the fields of science and technology studies (STS) and feminist science studies, and I'm especially interested in issues around land use, the right to 'natural resources', and the ways in which we organise the production of food.

I currently have two central strands of research. The first of these looks at the relationship between economic theory, financialisation, and the resilience of stressed coastal communities (of humans and wider marine ecosystems) around the UK since the introduction of 'market based' fisheries management in the late 1990s. This research ties into a wider global research network that uses empirical research to examine these modern experiments in market-creation, the means by which such new socio-ecological organisations are produced, and their material and affective impacts, for human communities and beyond.

I'm also particulary interested in the ways in which the nutrient needs of crops, and consequently, ourselves, currently depend so vitally upon the production of anthropogenically fixed nitrogen, and how our management of reactive nitrogen requires a very specific set of chemical knowledges, tools and practices, which manifest differently across the many sites in which we 'socialise' with this imperceptible and dynamic elemental species. This research explores how we collectively understand the chemical, the resilience of chemical communities, and the role of, and relations between, different knowledge forms in changing and contested environments.

Before joining the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences in July 2018, I worked as a Research Associate in the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change in Lancaster University's Sociology Department, looking at nutrient management on UK livestock farms. I've also worked in the School of Law at the University of Bristol, exploring the social-legal aspects of marine conservation. Before that, I studied for an ESRC-funded DPhil in Human Geography at the University of Oxford; an MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy, also at Oxford, and a BSc in Environmental Policy at the London School of Economics.


Grants

Hypermetabolic N: the social life of nitrogen in UK agroecologies

(Co-I; with Claire Waterton and Carly Stevens, Lancaster University, and Julia Cooper, Newcastle University)

N8 Agrifood, April 2018 - December 2018

 

Resilience in genetic and cultural diversity: supporting sustainable indigenous agricultures in Chiapas, Mexico

(PI; with Ian Shaw and Rebecca Harrison, University of Glasgow)

Global Challenges Research Fund, October 2018 - March 2019


Teaching

With Larissa Naylor, I co-convene Policy and Practice for Sustainable Water Environments, which is a core course on the Sustainable Water Environments MSc. I also contribute to the Human Geography MRes and Level 2 Geography courses.


Publications

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2018

Young, O. R. et al. (2018) Moving beyond panaceas in fisheries governance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(37), pp. 9065-9073. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1716545115) (PMID:30139919)

Appleby, T., Cardwell, E. , Pettipher, J. and Deming, J. W. (2018) Fishing rights, property rights, human rights: the problem of legal lock-in in UK fisheries. Elem Sci Anth, 6(1), 40. (doi:10.1525/elementa.295)

2016

Pieraccini, M. and Cardwell, E. (2016) Divergent perceptions of new marine protected areas: Comparing legal consciousness in Scilly and Barra, UK. Ocean and Coastal Management, 119, pp. 21-29. (doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.09.016)

Pieraccini, M. and Cardwell, E. (2016) Impact assessments for nature conservation. Public Law, 1, pp. 93-110.

Pieraccini, M. and Cardwell, E. (2016) Towards deliberative and pragmatic co-management: a comparison between inshore fisheries authorities in England and Scotland. Environmental Politics, 25(4), pp. 729-748. (doi:10.1080/09644016.2015.1090372)

2015

Cardwell, E. and Thornton, T. F. (2015) The fisherly imagination: The promise of geographical approaches to marine management. Geoforum, 64, pp. 157-167. (doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.06.008)

Cardwell, E. (2015) Power and performativity in the creation of the UK fishing-rights market. Journal of Cultural Economy, 8(6), pp. 705-720. (doi:10.1080/17530350.2015.1050441)

2013

Cardwell, E. and Gear, R. (2013) Transferable quotas, efficiency and crew ownership in Whalsay, Shetland. Marine Policy, 40, pp. 160-166. (doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.01.013)

2012

Cardwell, E. J. (2012) Invisible fishermen. In: Højrup, T. and Schriewer, K. (eds.) European Fisheries at a Tipping Point = La Pesca Europea ante un Cambio Irreversible. Murcia.

Neilson, A., Cardwell, E. J. and De Bulhão Pato, C. (2012) Coastal fisheries in the Azores, Portugal - a question of sovereignty, sustainability and space. In: Højrup, T. and Schriewer, K. (eds.) European Fisheries at a Tipping Point = La Pesca Europea ante un Cambio Irreversible. Murcia.

This list was generated on Sat Feb 16 12:54:25 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Young, O. R. et al. (2018) Moving beyond panaceas in fisheries governance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(37), pp. 9065-9073. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1716545115) (PMID:30139919)

Appleby, T., Cardwell, E. , Pettipher, J. and Deming, J. W. (2018) Fishing rights, property rights, human rights: the problem of legal lock-in in UK fisheries. Elem Sci Anth, 6(1), 40. (doi:10.1525/elementa.295)

Pieraccini, M. and Cardwell, E. (2016) Divergent perceptions of new marine protected areas: Comparing legal consciousness in Scilly and Barra, UK. Ocean and Coastal Management, 119, pp. 21-29. (doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.09.016)

Pieraccini, M. and Cardwell, E. (2016) Impact assessments for nature conservation. Public Law, 1, pp. 93-110.

Pieraccini, M. and Cardwell, E. (2016) Towards deliberative and pragmatic co-management: a comparison between inshore fisheries authorities in England and Scotland. Environmental Politics, 25(4), pp. 729-748. (doi:10.1080/09644016.2015.1090372)

Cardwell, E. and Thornton, T. F. (2015) The fisherly imagination: The promise of geographical approaches to marine management. Geoforum, 64, pp. 157-167. (doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.06.008)

Cardwell, E. (2015) Power and performativity in the creation of the UK fishing-rights market. Journal of Cultural Economy, 8(6), pp. 705-720. (doi:10.1080/17530350.2015.1050441)

Cardwell, E. and Gear, R. (2013) Transferable quotas, efficiency and crew ownership in Whalsay, Shetland. Marine Policy, 40, pp. 160-166. (doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2013.01.013)

Book Sections

Cardwell, E. J. (2012) Invisible fishermen. In: Højrup, T. and Schriewer, K. (eds.) European Fisheries at a Tipping Point = La Pesca Europea ante un Cambio Irreversible. Murcia.

Neilson, A., Cardwell, E. J. and De Bulhão Pato, C. (2012) Coastal fisheries in the Azores, Portugal - a question of sovereignty, sustainability and space. In: Højrup, T. and Schriewer, K. (eds.) European Fisheries at a Tipping Point = La Pesca Europea ante un Cambio Irreversible. Murcia.

This list was generated on Sat Feb 16 12:54:25 2019 GMT.