Explores the human dimensions of assessing, monitoring, and managing large marine ecosystems. A monitoring and assessment framework must incorporate the human and ecological elements of marine ecosystems, and this book provides a sound basis for setting management policy. Featuring a collection of chapters that integrate human and natural systems, reviews and case studies apply socioeconomic principles to analyze issues specific to the Northeast Shelf large marine ecosystems in order c=to further examine approaches to ecosystem management in other regions.
It will be very useful for libraries supporting graduate degree programs in marine biology, oceanography, and marine ecology, and also valuable for researchers and individuals with a particular interest in the sustainability of large marine ecosystems...Highly recommended. - CHOICE, 2005
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