Dr Liam Carr

B.Sc.,M.Sc.,PhD

Contact Details

Member
Ryan Institute

Member
Whitaker Institute - SEMRU (Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit)

Lecturer Below The Bar
Geography
Geography Room 104
Arts & Science Building
National University of Ireland Galway

T: Ext. 2314
E: liam.m.carr@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Liam Carr is a critical environmental geographer examining marine resource management, with a focus on marine spatial planning. He investigates how policy decisions impact communities and economies dependent upon the health of those natural resources. He began at NUI Galway in 2015 as a visiting US Fulbright Scholar, and has since joined the faculty in the Discipline of Geography as Lecturer and Coordinator for the MSc in Coastal and Marine Environments.

His current areas of research include measuring stakeholder perspectives and policy consensus in Ireland's salmon aquaculture industry, tourism impacts to rural Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way, and environmental ethics of coastal communities. He teaches modules on marine spatial planning.

Originally from New London, Connecticut, Liam has traced his paternal ancestry to the village of Kilcar, County Donegal. He earned his PhD in Geography from Texas A&M University in 2012, where he incorporated local knowledge of Virgin Islands fishing communities to evaluate the effectiveness of fishery regulations.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'On the subject of typology: how Irish coastal communities' subjectivities reveal intrinsic values towards coastal environments'
Farrell, D.; Carr, L.; Fahy, F. (2017) 'On the subject of typology: how Irish coastal communities' subjectivities reveal intrinsic values towards coastal environments'. Ocean & Coastal Management, 146 :135-145 [Details]
(2016) 'Measuring stakeholder perspectives on environmental and economic stability for a tourism-dependent community'
Carr, L.M.; Liu, D.Y. (2016) 'Measuring stakeholder perspectives on environmental and economic stability for a tourism-dependent community'. International Journal Of Tourism Research, 18 :620-632 [Details]
(2016) 'Testing fisher-developed alternatives to fishery management tools for community support and regulatory effectiveness'
Carr, L.M.; Heyman, W.D. (2016) 'Testing fisher-developed alternatives to fishery management tools for community support and regulatory effectiveness'. Marine Policy, 67 :40-53 [Details]
(2014) 'Using a coupled behavior-economic model to reduce uncertainty and assess fisheries management in a data-limited, small-scale fishery'
Carr, L.M.; Heyman, W.D. (2014) 'Using a coupled behavior-economic model to reduce uncertainty and assess fisheries management in a data-limited, small-scale fishery'. Ecological Economics, 102 :94-104 [Details]
(2012) ''It's about seeing what's actually out there': quantifying fishers' ecological knowledge and biases in a small-scale commercial fishery'
Carr, L.M.; Heyman, W.D. (2012) ''It's about seeing what's actually out there': quantifying fishers' ecological knowledge and biases in a small-scale commercial fishery'. Ocean & Coastal Management, 69 :118-132 [Details]
(2010) 'Diver ecotourism and disturbance to reef fish spawning aggregations: it is better to be disturbed than to be dead'
Heyman, W.D.; Carr, L.M.; Lobel, P. (2010) 'Diver ecotourism and disturbance to reef fish spawning aggregations: it is better to be disturbed than to be dead'. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 419 :201-210 [Details]
(2009) 'Jamaica bound? Marine resources and management at a crossroads in Antigua and Barbuda'
Carr, L.M.; Heyman, W.D. (2009) 'Jamaica bound? Marine resources and management at a crossroads in Antigua and Barbuda'. Geographical Journal, 175 :17-38 [Details]
(2003) 'Valuing coral reefs: a travel cost analysis of the Great Barrier Reef'
Carr, L.M.; Mendelsoh, R. (2003) 'Valuing coral reefs: a travel cost analysis of the Great Barrier Reef'. Ambio, 32 :353-357 [Details]

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2012 Texas A&M University PhD Geography
2002 Yale University Master of Forest Science School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
1999 University of Southern California BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Biological Sciences - Marine Biology
1999 University of Southern California Bachelor of Arts Environmental Studies - Social Sciences

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Yasmine Daouk MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments Y
Chelsie Schaff MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments Y
Jeffrey E. Black MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments Y
Atalya Peritz MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments Y
Eilis McManamon MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments Y
Mia Donnelly MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments Y
Natalie O'Connor MSc in Marine and Coastal Environments Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Desiree Farrell Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Co-supervisor (1)

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Autumn 2018 Dissertation TI-335 Geography
Spring 2019 Marine Spatial Planning & Policy TI-6102 G
2018 Dissertation TI-6109 Geography
2019 Seminar in Sustainable Development TI-350 Geography
Spring 2018 Marine Spatial Planning & Policy TI-6102 Geography
Spring 2019 Marine Spatial Planning TI-2104 Geography