Imperial College London

Polina Levontin

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Advanced Research Fellow







Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





My research involves risk analysis and communication of uncertainty; developing and critiquing models; and synthesising, using Bayesian methods, biological, ecological, economic and sociological knowledge for the purposes of supporting decision-making.


B. Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (1995-1997)

M. Sc. in Mathematics at University of Washington, USA (1997-1999)

M. Sc. in Environmental Technology, Imperial College London (2003-2004)

M. A. Comparative Literature, UCL (2014-2016)

Ph. D. in Resource Management, Imperial College London (2004-2007)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sharma R, Levontin P, Kitakado T, et al., 2020, Operating model design in tuna Regional Fishery Management Organizations: Current practice, issues and implications, Fish and Fisheries, Vol:21, ISSN:1467-2960, Pages:940-961

Levontin P, Baranowski P, Leach AW, et al., 2017, On the role of visualisation in fisheries management, Marine Policy, Vol:78, ISSN:1872-9460, Pages:114-121

Maria Rincon M, Mumford JD, Levontin P, et al., 2016, The economic value of environmental data: a notional insurance scheme for the European anchovy, ICES Journal of Marine Science, Vol:73, ISSN:1054-3139, Pages:1033-1041

Leach AW, Levontin P, Holt J, et al., 2014, Identification and prioritization of uncertainties for management of Eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), Marine Policy, Vol:48, ISSN:0308-597X, Pages:84-92

Mumford JD, Leach AW, Levontin P, et al., 2009, Insurance mechanisms to mediate economic risks in marine fisheries., Ices Journal of Marine Science, Vol:66, Pages:950-959


Walton JL, Levontin P, Barons MJ, et al., 2022, Communicating climate risk: a toolkit, The Sussex Humanities Lab (SHL), ISBN:978-1-912802-07-4

Levontin P, Walton JL, Kleineberg J, 2020, Visualising uncertainty a short introduction, London, Sad Press, ISBN:9781912802050

Levontin P, 1999, Ramification Groups: Hasse-Arf Theorem and Frey Curves, University of Washington


Kell L, Levontin P, Cambell R, et al., 2016, The Quantification and Presentation of Risk, Management Science in Fisheries An Introduction to Simulation-based Methods, Editor(s): Edwards, Dankel, Routledge, ISBN:9781317615170

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