Dr Jennifer Strickland-Munro
PhD

Research Fellow

About me

My background is multidisciplinary, with varied experience in a range of applied research, consulting, Government, non-governmental organisation, industry and conservation roles. My initial career focused on applied conservation and environmental science and management. Over time, an interest in human – environment interactions has led to a shift into the realms of natural area tourism and social science.

My research interests include the ecological and social impacts (and management implications) of human – nature interactions; sustainable tourism; protected area tourism; community engagement; conservation and social equity; Indigenous and Traditional knowledge systems, and how these can combine with Western science to enhance conservation and social outcomes; environmental behaviour change; and natural resource management more generally.

One of my key strengths is being able to establish productive, collaborative relationships with stakeholders and interest groups. This is supported by my ability to achieve knowledge transfer from research into policy/ management

Teaching area

Guest lectures in protected area management and tourism.

Research areas

  • ecological and social impacts (and management implications) of human – nature interactions
  • community engagement
  • protected area tourism
  • conservation and social equity
  • sustainable tourism
  • Indigenous and Traditional knowledge systems; and how these can combine with Western science to enhance conservation and social outcomes
  • values mapping
  • public Participation GIS
  • natural resource management
  • environmental behaviour change.

Current projects

Values & aspirations for the Kimberley coast & marine environment

A three year project exploring peoples’ values and aspirations for the Kimberley coastline. The research has three phases:

  1. In-depth interviews and place mapping in the Kimberley with local people and tourists to determine what places are important to them. A total of 232 people were interviewed during 2013. Included were 31 Traditional Owners, although the northern Kimberley Traditional Owners were under-represented because of access issues. The results showed all the Kimberley coast as valued, with the most widely held values being biodiversity, Aboriginal culture, physical landscape, and therapeutic values. In all, 17 discrete values were identified. An overview of this research can be found in Technical Report 1 (http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/25482/).
  2. Web-based survey to further identify and validate important places, plus peoples’ management preferences. This research is in progress with an expected completion date of September 2015. An online survey has been developed that includes both i) a spatial mapping component and ii) a stated preference choice experiment component. The spatial mapping component involves a Public Participation Geographic Information System (PP GIS) approach whereby people locate places that they value and their management preferences on a Google® maps interface of the Kimberley coast. The choice experiment component asks people to make trade-offs between the places that they value and the economic cost they are willing to bear for those choices.
  3. In-depth social values mapping activities with a Traditional Owner group. Discussions are in progress with the Karajarri Traditional Lands Association to undertake mutually negotiated research in the Port Smith/ Gourdon Bay area of Eighty Mile Beach.

The research is part of the WA government’s $30m Kimberley Marine Research Program administered by the WA Marine Science Institution (WAMSI). It aims to assist Government to make informed decisions about coastal management, now and into the future, and will be useful for a range of both government and industry planning activities.

Events and speaking engagements

  • Strickland-Munro, J, Moore, S.A, Kobryn, H, and Palmer, D. (2015). “Whose values?” Mapping community values for the Kimberley coast. Chamber of Commerce and Industry Environment Committee, Perth, Western Australia, 26 May 2015.
  • Moore, S.A, Strickland-Munro, J, Kobryn, H, and Palmer, D (2015). Spatially explicit delineation of the social values of the Kimberley coastal and marine environment. WAMSI Research Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 30 March-1 April 2015.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Kobryn, H., Moore, S., Palmer, D. and Friedman, K. (2014) Valuing the wild, remote and beautiful: Tourism on West Kimberley coast, Western Australia. International Tourism Studies Association Conference, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA, 26-28 November 2014.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Moore, S., Kobryn, H., and Palmer, D. (2014) Mapping and interpreting the social values of the Kimberley coast. Department of State Development, Adelaide Terrace, Perth, 6 August 2014.
  • Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Palmer D, Moore SA (2014) Mapping and interpreting the social values of the Kimberley coast. WAMSI Seminar Series No. 1. Social Science Contributions to Marine Science. 18 June, CSIRO Floreat, WA.
  • Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Palmer D, Moore SA (2014) Socio-cultural values of the Kimberley coast: Preliminary feedback. WA Department of Parks and Wildlife Head Office, Kensington, WA, 23 May 2014.
  • Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Palmer D, Moore SA (2014) Socio-cultural values of the Kimberley coast: Preliminary feedback to Nyamba Buru Yaruwu, NBY offices, Broome, WA, 2 May 2014.
  • Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Palmer D, Moore SA (2014) Socio-cultural values of the Kimberley coast: Preliminary feedback. WA Department of Parks and Wildlife West Kimberley District, District Office, Broome, WA, 2 May 2014.
  • Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Palmer D, Moore SA (2014) Socio-cultural values of the Kimberley coast: Preliminary feedback. Broome community, Lotteries House, Broome, WA, 2 May 2014.
  • Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Palmer D, Moore SA (2014) Socio-cultural values of the Kimberley coast: Preliminary feedback. Karajarri rangers, Mangkuna, WA, 1 May 2014.
  • Strickland-Munro J, Moore SA (2014) Human values and aspirations for coastal waters of the western Kimberley. WAMSI, Floreat, WA, 15 January 2014.

Publications

Journals

  • Moore, S., Brown, G., Kobryn, H., Strickland-Munro, J., (2017), Identifying conflict potential in a coastal and marine environment using participatory mapping, Journal of Environmental Management, 197, , .
  • Brown, G., Strickland-Munro, J., Kobryn, H., Moore, S., (2017), Mixed methods participatory GIS: An evaluation of the validity of qualitative and quantitative mapping methods, Applied Geography, 79, , .
  • Pearce, J., Strickland-Munro, J., Moore, S., (2016), What fosters awe-inspiring experiences in nature-based tourism destinations?, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, , , pages 1 - 17.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Kobryn, H., Moore, S., Brown, G., (2016), VALUING THE WILD, REMOTE AND BEAUTIFUL: USING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GIS TO INFORM TOURISM PLANNING IN THE KIMBERLEY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 11, 3, pages 355 - 364.
  • Brown, G., Strickland-Munro, J., Kobryn, H., Moore, S., (2016), Stakeholder analysis for marine conservation planning using public participation GIS, Applied Geography, 67, , pages 77 - 93.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Kobryn, H., Brown, G., Moore, S., (2016), Marine spatial planning for the future: Using Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) to inform the human dimension for large marine parks, Marine Policy, 73, , pages 15 - 26.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Moore, S., (2014), Exploring the impacts of protected area tourism onlocal communities using a resilience approach, Koedoe, 56, 2, pages 1 - 10.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Moore, S., (2013), Indigenous involvement and benefits from tourism in protected areas: a study of Purnululu National Park and Warmun Community, Australia, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 21, 1, pages 26 - 41.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Allison, H., Moore, S., (2010), Using Resilience Concepts to Investigate the Impacts of Protected Area Tourism on Communities, Annals of Tourism Research: a social sciences journal, 37, 2, pages 499 - 519.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Moore, S., Freitag-Ronaldson, S., (2010), The impacts of tourism on two communities adjacent to the Kruger National Park, South Africa, Development Southern Africa, 27, 5, pages 664 - 678.
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Hughes, M., Morrison-Saunders, A., (2008), Environmental interpretation evaluation in natural areas, Journal of Ecotourism, 7, 1, pages 1 - 14.

Conference

  • Strickland-Munro, J., Moore, S., Allison, H., (2010),Using Complex Adaptive Systems to Investigate Aboriginal-tourism Relationships in Purnululu National Park: Exploring the Role of Capital,In: 20th Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference (2010).
  • Strickland-Munro, J., Kobryn, H., Moore, S., Palmer, D. and Friedman, K. (2014). Valuing the wild, remote and beautiful: Tourism on the Kimberley coast, Western Australia. International Tourism Studies Association Conference, 26-28 November, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA.
  • Strickland-Munro, J, Kobryn, H, Brown, G, Moore, SA (2016). Valuing the wild, remote and beautiful: Using Public Participation GIS to inform tourism planning on the Kimberley Coast, Western Australia. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, Valencia, 18-20 May 2016
  • Pearce, J, Strickland-Munro, J, Moore, SA (in press). What fosters awe-inspiring experiences in nature based tourism destinations? Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

 

Technical reports