Post-doctoral Research Associate
Area of work
Global biodiversity monitoring and co-existence between people and wildlife
Marine conservation
Sustainable management
Benthic habitats
Contact details

Nuffield Building, Institute of Zoology
Outer Circle, Regent's Park
United Kingdom

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Dr Stephen Long's work aims to support global biodiversity monitoring and supports the co-existence between wildlife and people.

marine scene

Stephen's research gathers the data required to support evidence-based management marine resources. For example, using deep-sea cameras to explore unknown areas of the seafloor, identify vulnerable marine habitats and assess the impacts of fishing. Using social science approaches, he critically assesses the governance of fisheries and marine protected areas (MPAs) to inform the work of government, industry and NGOs.

Northern lights in Paamiut

Through his work, Stephen strives for a sustainable future for people, and a planet where scientific research informs how we use and conserve the natural environment.

Read more about our work in Greenland here.

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Professional history
  • 2021–present: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology
  • 2018–2021: Consultant to SEED Madagascar's Darwin Initiative Project
  • 2016–2021: London NERC DTP PhD Studentship, Institute of Zoology and University College London
  • 2015–2016:  Marine Research Co-ordinator, SEED Madagascar
  • 2014–2017: Database Manager and Lecturer, Operation Wallacea
  • 2013–2014: MSc Conservation and Biodiversity, University of Exeter
  • 2009–2012: BSc Biology, University of Durham

Long, S., Blicher, M.E., Hammeken Arboe, N., Fuhrmann, M., Darling, M., Kemp, K.M., Nygaard, R., Zinglersen, K. and Yesson, C. (2021) Deep-sea benthic habitats and the impacts of trawling on them in the offshore Greenland halibut fishery, Davis Strait, west Greenland. ICES Journal of Marine Science. DOI:

Jones, P.J.S. and Long, S. (2021) Analysis and discussion of 28 recent marine protected area governance (MPAG) case studies: Challenges of decentralisation in the shadow of hierarchy. Marine Policy. DOI:

Long, S. and Jones, P.J.S. (2020) Greenland's offshore Greenland halibut fishery and role of the Marine Stewardship Council certification: A governance case study. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104095

S. Long, B. Sparrow-Scinocca, M.E. Blicher, N. Hammeken Arboe, M. Fuhrmann, K.M. Kemp, R. Nygaard, K. Zinglersen, and C. Yesson (2020) Identification of a Soft Coral Garden Candidate Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem (VME) Using Video Imagery, Davis Strait, West Greenland. Frontiers in Marine Science 7(460) DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00460

Long, S., Thurlow, G., Jones, P.J.S., Turner, A., Randrianantenaina, S.M., Gammage, T., Savage, J. and Ndriamanja J.R. (2019) Critical analysis of the governance of the Sainte Luce Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA), southeast Madagascar. Marine Policy DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103691

Long, S., Jones, P.J.S., Zoavina, R. and Hadj-Hammou, J. (2017) Governance analysis of a community managed small-scale crab fishery in Madagascar: novel use of an empirical framework. Marine Policy

Long, S. (2017) Short-term impacts and value of a periodic no take zone (NTZ) in a community-managed small-scale lobster fishery, Madagascar. PLOS ONE

Long, S., Ffrench-Constant. R, Metcalfe, K. and Witt, M.J. (2017) Have centuries of inefficient fishing sustained a wild oyster fishery: a case study. Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal 8