Senior Lecturer in Human and Environmental Geography. BAppSc (Environmental Management); Bsc Antarctic Science (Hons); PhD.
Dr Tavis Potts is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Aberdeen. His interest spans the critical examination of the social and political dimensions of environmental governance, including the emergence of new governance ideologies, the design of policy and legal instruments and how these instruments play out in the social context. Specific areas of interest include the process and effectiveness of marine spatial planning and coastal governance; the political economy of ecosystem services and the ecosystem approach; market based approaches to environmental governance (in particular eco-labelling approaches) and the development of green / low carbon economies in theory and practice. Geographically Dr Potts has long term research interests in the UK and Scotland, Australia, Canada, China and the Polar Regions.