Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Alexander, S., Armitage, D., Carrington, P. & Bodin, Ö. (2017) Examining horizontal and vertical social ties to achieve social-ecological fit in an emerging marine reserve network. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. doi:10.1002/aqc.2775
  • Filbee-Dexter, K., Pittman, J., Haig, H., Alexander, S., Symons, C., & Burke, M. (2017) Ecological surprise: Concept, synthesis and social dimensions. Ecosphere 8(12): e02005.10.1002/ecs2.2005
  • Barnes, M., Bodin, Ö., Guerrero, A., McAllister, R., Alexander, S., and Robins, G. (2017) Theorizing the social structural foundations of adaptation and transformation in social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 22(4): 16.
  • Armitage, D., Alexander, S., Andrachuk, M., et al. (2017) Come hell or high water: How coastal communities are building social-ecological resilience and transforming their futures. In: Armitage, D., Charles, T., Berkes, F. (Eds.). Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience and Transformation. Earthscan/ Routledge (In Press)
  • Alexander, S., Andrachuk, M. & Armitage, D. (2016). Navigating governance networks for community-based conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14(3): 155-164.
  • Hind, E., Alexander, S., et al. (2015). Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states. Frontiers in Marine Science 2: Article 18.
  • Alexander, S., Armitage, D. & Charles, T. (2015). Social networks and community-based conservation: A comparative analysis of three co-managed marine reserves in Jamaica. Global Environmental Change 35: 213-225.
  • Epstein, G., Pittman, J., Alexander, S., et al. (2015). Institutional fit and the sustainability of social-ecological systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 14: 34-40.
  • Alexander, S. & Armitage, D. (2015). A social relational network perspective for MPA science. Conservation Letters 8(1): 1-13.
  • Pittman, J. Armitage, D., Alexander, S., Campbell, D. & Alleyne, M. (2015). Governance fit for climate change in a Caribbean coastal-marine context. Marine Policy 51: 486-498.
  • Armitage, D., Alexander, S., Andrachuck, M. et al. (2015). Emerging concepts in adaptive management. In Allen, C. & Garmestani, A. (Eds). Adaptive Management of Social-ecological Systems. New York: Springer.
  • Alexander, S. (2014). Networks of marine protected areas – the contributions of a social relational network perspective. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24(6): 739-741.
  • Alexander, S. & Johnson, B. (2013). The Adirondack Semester: An integrated approach to cultivating bioregional knowledge and consciousness. In Lockyer, J., & Veteto, J. (Eds), Environmental Anthropology Engaging Ecotopia: Bioregionalism, Permaculture, and Ecovillages for a Sustainable Future. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.

Reports and Policy Briefs

  • Alexander, S. 2016. Understanding the Role of Communication, Collaboration, and Social Networks for the Management and Governance of Special Fishery Conservation Areas. Summary Report Prepared for the National Environment and Planning Agency of Jamaica. (24 p)
  • Alexander, S., Pittman, P., and Berbes, M. 2016. Possibilities and Pathways for Adapting to Climate Change in Jamaica. A synthesis report from the Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Climate Change Adaption project. (32 p).
  • Armitage, D., Alexander, S. and Pittman, J. 2015. Climate Change Governance Analysis for the Fisheries Sector in Jamaica. A report prepared for the CARIBSAVE Partnership. (23 p)
  • Armitage, D., Pittman, J. and Alexander, S. 2015. Fisheries Sector Policy Analysis: How does Jamaica’s existing policy landscape influence climate change adaptation in its fisheries sector. A report prepared for the CARIBSAVE Partnership. (28 p)
  • Alexander, S., Armitage, D., Pittman, J. and Campbel, D. 2014. Can multilevel governance facilitate climate change adaptation in Jamaica? GIVRAPD Working Paper Series. (17 p)
  • Armitage, D., Pittman, J., and Alexander, S. 2014. Multi-level governance for climate change adaptation in the Caribbean. GIVRAPD Policy Brief.
  • Alexander, S. 2014. Coastal-Marine Governance in the Face of Climate Change. IDRC Doctoral Research Award Technical Report. (13 p)