Dr Pedro Fidelman - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Pedro Fidelman

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Dr Pedro Fidelman has a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from the Federal University of Rio Grande, a Master of Science specialising in Geography from the University of São Paulo, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Social Science from the University of Wollongong. Dr Pedro Fidelman is currently a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland. Pedro’s research interests have taken him to research positions at Griffith University, the University of the Sunshine Coast, James Cook University, and the Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil.


PhD, W’gong; Master of Science, University of São Paulo; Bachelor of Science, Federal University of Rio Grande.

Research areas
  • Environmental governance
  • Environmental governance policy, institutions and management
  • Marine governance
  • Invited member, Australia’s Centre for Marine Socioecology
  • Member, Australian Political Studies Association
  • Member, International Political Science Association
  • Member, International Association for the Study of the Commons
  • Pete Hay Environmental Politics Prize for best Australian Political Studies Association Conference paper on Environmental Policy (2016)
  • Young Scientist award from the Global Change System for Analysis Research and Training Secretariat (2003)
Key Research Publications

Fidelman, P, Tuyen, T, Nong, K, Nursey-Bray, m (2017) ‘The Institutions-Adaptive Capacity Nexus: Insights from Coastal Resources Co-Management in Cambodia and Vietnam’, Environmental Science and Policy, vol. 76, pp. 103-112.

Cinner, J, Pratchett, M, Graham, N, Messmer, V, Fuentes, M, Ainsworth, T, Ban, N, Bay, L, Blythe, J, Dissard, D, Dunn, S, Evans, L, Fabinyi, M, Fidelman, P. et al. (2016) ‘Framework for Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reef Social-Ecological Systems’, Regional Environmental Change, vol. 16(4).

Treml, E, Fidelman, P, Kininmonth, S, Ekstrom, J, Bodin, O (2015) ‘Analyzing the (Mis)fit between Institutional and Ecological Networks of the Indo-West Pacific’, Global Environmental Change, vol. 31, pp. 263-271.

Fidelman, P, Evans, L, Foale, S, Weible, C, Von Heland, F, Elgin, D (2014) ‘Coalition Cohesion for Regional Marine Governance: A Stakeholder Analysis in the Coral Triangle Initiative’, Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 95, pp. 117-128.

Fidelman, P, Leitch, A & Nelson, D (2013) ‘Unpacking Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’, Global Environmental Change, vol. 23(4), pp. 800-812.

Foale, S, Adhuri, D, Allison, E, Andrew, N, Alino, P,  Cohen, P, Evans, L, Fabinyi, M,  Fidelman, P, Gregory, C, Stacey, N,  Tanzer, J, Weeratunge, N (2013) ‘Food Security and the Coral Triangle Initiative’, Marine Policy, vol. 38, pp. 174-183.

Fidelman, P & Ekstrom, J (2012) ‘Mapping Seascapes of International Environmental Arrangements in the Coral Triangle’, Marine Policy, vol. 36(5), pp. 993-1004.

Fidelman, P, Evans, L, Fabinyi, M, Foale, S, Cinner, J & Rosen, F (2012) ‘Governing Large-Scale Marine Commons: Contextual Challenges in the Coral Triangle’, Marine Policy, vol. 36(1), pp. 42-53.

Cinner, J, Basurto, X, Fidelman, P, Kuange, J, Lahari, R & Mukminin, A (2012) ‘Institutional Designs of Customary Fisheries Management Arrangements in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Mexico’, Marine Policy, vol. 36(1), pp. 278-285.