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About this book
About this book
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.
Part I. Large Marine Ecosystems, Social Theory and LME Management Methodology 1. The Large Maine Ecosystems Approach for Assessment and Management of Ocean Coastal Waters 2. The Human Dimension in Ecosystem Management: Institutional Performance and The Sea Grant Paradigm 3. A Framework for Monitoring and Assessing Socioeconomics and Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems 4. Governance Profiles and the Management of Large Marine Ecosystems 5. A Total Capital Approach to the Management of Large Marine Ecosystems: Case Studies of Two Natural Resource Disasters 6. Ownership of Multi-Attribute Fishery Resources in Large Marine Ecosystems Part II. Economic Activity and the Cost of Ownership 7. Economic Activity Associated with the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems: Application of an Input-Output Approach 8. Portfolio Management of Fish Communities in Large Marine Ecosystems 9. Fish Habitat: A Valuable Ecosystem Asset 10. The Economic Values of Atlantic Herring in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem: Linking Hydrodynamic and Economic Models for Benefit Estimation 11. Eutrophication in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem: Linking Hydrodynamic and Economic Models for Benefit Estimation 12. Valuing Large Marine Ecosystem Fishery Losses Because of Disposal of Sediments: A Case Study Part III. The Role of Governance and Institutions 13. Emergence of a Science Policy-Based Approach to Ecosystem-Oriented Management of Large Marine Ecosystems 14. Applications of the Large Marine Ecosystem Approach Toward World Summit Targets 15. The Evolution of LME Management Regimes: The Role of Adaptive Governance 16. An Evaluation of the Modular Approach to the Assessment and Management of Large Marine Ecosystems Editors Conclusion
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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