Series: The Sea: Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas Volume: 16
458 pages, 65 b/w photos, 27 colour & 11 b/w illustrations, 13 tables
With marine ecosystems endangered by a warming climate and exploding human population growth, a critical transformation is taking place in the way the world's ocean resources are managed. The Sea, Volume 16: Marine Ecosystem-Based Management presents a state-of-the-art synopsis of the conservation approaches that are currently being translated from theory to action on a global scale. With contributions from an international team of experts, The Sea, Volume 16: Marine Ecosystem-Based Management synthesizes the scientific literature of holistic practices in ecosystem-based management (EBM), focusing on protecting the marine ecologies that humans and countless other organisms vitally depend upon.
Human uses of ocean ecosystems have usually been divided into separate sectors – fisheries, transportation, tourism, and recreation, for example – and ecosystem boundaries defined as much by politics as geography. This approach is giving way to a broader strategy based on integrated management of human activities in scientifically identified regions of the marine environment. Spanning a range of issues from the tropics to the poles, the authors present analyses of open ocean systems and high-impact regions such as coastlines, coral reefs, and estuaries. Methods of modeling and evaluating marine EBM are explored, as well as the role of governmental and other regulatory frameworks in ocean management and the lessons to be learned from past ecological interventions.
It is now widely recognized that any viable strategy for sustaining the world's oceans must reflect the relationships among all ecosystem components, human and nonhuman species included. The Sea, Volume 16: Marine Ecosystem-Based Management is an in-depth report of new advances in the rapidly evolving discipline of coupled Human-Ecological Systems.
Preface [James J. McCarthy, Michael J. Fogarty, and Kenneth H. Brink]
Editorial Advisory Panel and External Reviewers
1. An Overview of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management [Michael J. Fogarty and James J. McCarthy]
Ecosystem Services, Threats and Impacts
The Architecture of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management
The Architecture of This Volume
2. Lessons from Historical Ecology and Management [Heike K. Lotze, Richard C. Hoffmann, and Jon M. Erlandson]
Marine Resource Use and Management through Time
Common Patterns in Resource Depletion and Management
What Has and Hasn’t Worked in the Past
History of Managing Other Human Impacts
3. Human Dimensions in Marine Ecosystem-Based Management [Anthony Charles]
A Typology of Human Dimensions
Perspectives on Human Dimensions in Marine EBM
Inducing, Influencing, and Supporting Marine EBM
Human Dimensions of Marine EBM Across Scales
Knowledge Needs for Marine EBM
4. Regulatory and Governance Frameworks [Kevern Cochrane, Gabriella Bianchi, Warrick Fletcher, David Fluharty, Robin Mahon, and Ole Arve Misund]
The Global Legal Framework for EBM
Institutional Implications of Scaling-up from Sectoral to EBM
Progress in implementation
EBM in Practice: Five Case Studies
5. Modeling Approaches for Marine Ecosystem-Based Management [Elizabeth A. Fulton and Jason S. Link]
Approaches to Facilitate Decision Support for Marine EBM
The Value of Models
Management Strategy Evaluation
6. Integrated Ecosystem Assessments and Ecosystem-Based Management A Socio-Ecological Perspective [Mark L. Plummer and Phillip S. Levin]
IEAs in Principle
Incorporating Human Dimensions into IEAs
7. Marine Spatial Planning [Jake Rice, Sue Kidd, and Anthony D. M. Smith]
Key Characteristics of MSP
How Does the Process Work?
What Does the Product Look Like?
What Is the Relevance of MSP to EBM?
Challenges and Benefits
8. Marine Ecosystem Services: A Framework and Practical Set of Tools for Ecosystem-Based Management [Anne D. Guerry and Heather Tallis]
Methodological Issues and Challenges
Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into Decisions
9. An Ecosystem Accounting Framework for Marine Ecosystem-Based Management [Irit Altman, Roel Boumans, Joe Roman, Suchi Gopal, and Les Kaufman]
Case Study: Massachusetts Bay
10. Ecosystem-Based Management in High Latitude Ecosystems [Sarah Gaichas, Christian Reiss, and Mariano Koen-Alonso]
High Latitude Marine Ecosystems—What Makes Them Distinctive?
EBM in Four High Latitude Ecosystems
Conclusions: EBM in High Latitude Seas
11. Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Temperate Systems [Jameal F. Samhouri, Suam Kim, Chang Ik Zhang, and Michael J. Fogarty]
Ecosystem Services, Threats, and Impacts
EBM in Action: Similar Principles—Variable Implementation
Science to Support Ecosystem-Based Management
12. Ecosystem-Based Management of Coral Reefs and Interconnected Nearshore Tropical Habitats [Jacob P. Kritzer, Christina C. Hicks, Bruce D. Mapstone, Fabian Pina-Amargós, and Peter F. Sale]
Threats and Impacts
Context and Approaches for Ecosystem-Based Management of Coral Reefs
Summary and Conclusions
13. Open Ocean Systems [Jeffrey J. Polovina, Alistair J. Hobday, J. Anthony Koslow, and Vincent S. Saba]
Geography, Oceanography, Ecosystem, and Management Jurisdictions
Threats and Impacts
Ecosystems Approaches to Management
Future Directions for Ecosystem Approaches for Open Oceans
14. Ecosystem-Based Management in Highly-Impacted Coasts and Estuaries [Edward Houde, Andrew Kenny, and Shijie Zhou]
Threats and Challenges
EBM in Action
Key Findings and Conclusions
15. Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: Past, Present, and the Future [Michael J. Fogarty and James J. McCarthy]
Ecosystem Services in Time and Space
Future Threats to Ecosystem Service
Coupled Social–Ecological Systems
List of Acronyms
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Michael J. Fogarty is Head of the Ecosystem Assessment Center at the National Marine Fisheries Service. James J. McCarthy is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.