Ecological restoration in the Convention on Biological Diversity targets

Biodiversity and Conservation (2013): 2977-2982 Ecological restoration has been incorporated into several Multilateral Environmental Agreements, including the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Target 15 of the Aichi Targets for 2020 sets a numerical goal of restoration of 15 percent of degraded ecosystems; however, the CBD has not established a…

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Environmentalists on both sides: Enactments in the California rigs-to-reefs debate

In New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies, ed. Dolly Jørgensen, Finn Arne Jørgensen & Sara Pritchard (Pittsburgh: Univ of Pittsburgh Press, 2013), 51-68. Classic environmental histories of the environmentalist movement tell stories of pro-environmentalists fighting against anti-environmentalist interests who typically opt for economic gain over environmental preservation.…

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Rigs-to-reefs is more than rigs and reefs

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10 (2012): 178–179. This peer-reviewed letter makes a case for integrating policy history into scientific recommendations for rigs-to-reefs programs by examining the failed attempt to make the Odin platform into Norway’s first rig-to-reef project.  Available online (open access)

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OSPAR’s exclusion of rigs-to-reefs in the North Sea

Ocean and Coastal Management 58 (2012): 57-61. This article focuses on how the debate over the deepwater disposal of offshore oil and gas installations has been central to shaping North Sea artificial reef policy. Through a close empirical historical study, this article reconstructs how Greenpeace’s protest of the deepwater disposal of…

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Sinking prospect: oil rigs and Greenpeace in the North Sea

Solutions Journal 4 (Sept 2013) This article argues that environmental discourses develop on an international stage at a particular moment in time and can create associations between issues that are not directly related. When Greenpeace, by occupying the Brent Spar, turned all eyes on the issue of dumping oil installations at…

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Public dissemination (rigs-to-reefs)

This section lists my research dissemination activities to those outside of academia. Check out the T-Post magazine t-shirt with an article written by a student at Umeå University inspired by my rigs-to-reefs research. It’s not often that scholarly work gets made into a t-shirt! “Rigger bør bli rev” [Rigs should become reefs],…

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