Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding Threaten US East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years

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For the weeks of 22 & 29 December 2014

Happy Holidays OpenChannels Community Members,

I'm including two weeks' worth of new research in one update, so this is a bit longer than normal. Included are a few reports, especially one from the Union of Concerned Scientists on sea-level rise. There's also an interesting master's paper from the University of Rhode Island utilizing a social network analysis of the state's Shellfish Management Plan. Both are free to access using the links below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager


Table of Contents

Aquaculture and Seafood

Report: Doelle, M. & Lahey, W. A New Regulatory Framework for Low-Impact/High-Value Aquaculture in Nova Scotia. The Final Report of the Independent Aquaculture Regulatory Review for Nova Scotia 175 (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2014).

Report: Acott, T. & Urquhart, J. 21st Century Catch Toolkit: Practical approaches for sustainable inshore fishing communities. (Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability (GIFS) Project, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime, 2014).

Liu, T-K., Kao, J-C. & Chen, P. Tragedy of the unwanted commons: Governing the marine debris in Taiwan’s oyster farming. Marine Policy 53, 123 - 130 (2015).

Built Environment

A. Wilson, M. W., Mugerauer, R. & Klinger, T. Rethinking marine infrastructure policy and practice: Insights from three large-scale marina developments in Seattle. Marine Policy 53, 67 - 82 (2015).

Bycatch

Ruiz, J. et al. Modelling fishers' response to discard prevention strategies: the case of the North Sea saithe fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Citizen science and crowdsourcing

Free: Theobald, E. J. et al. Global change and local solutions: Tapping the unrealized potential of citizen science for biodiversity research. Biological Conservation 181, 236 - 244 (2015).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

Liu, T-K. , Kao, J-C. & Chen, P. Tragedy of the unwanted commons: Governing the marine debris in Taiwan’s oyster farming. Marine Policy 53, 123 - 130 (2015).

Free: Rivetti, I., Fraschetti, S., Lionello, P., Zambianchi, E. & Boero, F. Global Warming and Mass Mortalities of Benthic Invertebrates in the Mediterranean Sea. PLoS ONE 9, e115655 (2014).

Naser, H. A. The role of environmental impact assessment in protecting coastal and marine environments in rapidly developing islands: The case of Bahrain, Arabian Gulf. Ocean & Coastal Management 104, 159 - 169 (2015).

Community Engagement

Thesis: Turek, D. Stakeholder Engagement for the Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan: A Social Network Analysis. University of Rhode Island, Master of Environmental Science and Management (2014).

Community perceptions and attitudes

Free: Frisch, L. C. , Mathis, J. T. , Kettle, N. P. & Trainor, S. F. Gauging perceptions of ocean acidification in Alaska. Marine Policy 53, 101 - 110 (2015).

Community-based management

Linke, S. & Bruckmeier, K. Co-management in fisheries – Experiences and changing approaches in Europe. Ocean & Coastal Management 104, 170 - 181 (2015).

Free: Dunning, K. Heber. Ecosystem services and community based coral reef management institutions in post blast-fishing Indonesia. Ecosystem Services (In Press).

Economics

Ruiz, J. et al. Modelling fishers' response to discard prevention strategies: the case of the North Sea saithe fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Guinet, C., Tixier, P., Gasco, N. & Duhamel, G. Long-term studies of Crozet Island killer whales are fundamental to understanding the economic and demographic consequences of their depredation behaviour on the Patagonian toothfish fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Ecosystem assessment

Naser, H. A. The role of environmental impact assessment in protecting coastal and marine environments in rapidly developing islands: The case of Bahrain, Arabian Gulf. Ocean & Coastal Management 104, 159 - 169 (2015).

Ecosystem Services and Uses

Brooks, K. et al. Selecting and assessing social objectives for Australian fisheries management. Marine Policy 53, 111 - 122 (2015).

Free: Dunning, K. Heber. Ecosystem services and community based coral reef management institutions in post blast-fishing Indonesia. Ecosystem Services (In Press).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

Sardà, R., O'Higgins, T., Cormier, R., Diedrich, A. & Tintoré, J. A proposed ecosystem-based management system for marine waters: linking the theory of environmental policy to the practice of environmental management. Ecology and Society 19, (2014).

Sainsbury, K., Gullestad, P. & Rice, J. The use of national frameworks for sustainable development of marine fisheries and conservation, ecosystem-based management and integrated ocean management, in: Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Interaction and Coevolution. 301 - 316 (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2014).

Fisheries

Free: Ruiz, J. et al. Electronic monitoring trials on in the tropical tuna purse-seine fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Guinet, C., Tixier, P., Gasco, N. & Duhamel, G. Long-term studies of Crozet Island killer whales are fundamental to understanding the economic and demographic consequences of their depredation behaviour on the Patagonian toothfish fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Essington, T. E., Baskett, M. L., Sanchirico, J. N. & Walters, C. A novel model of predator-prey interactions reveals the sensitivity of forage fish: piscivore fishery trade-offs to ecological conditions. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Li, Y. & Jiao, Y. Evaluation of stocking strategies for endangered white abalone using a hierarchical demographic model. Ecological Modelling 299, 14 - 22 (2015).

Erler, D. Mara, Lima, D. Pereira & Schiavetti, A. Ecological fishing networks in a marine protected area: One possibility for evaluating objectives. Ocean & Coastal Management 104, 106 - 114 (2015).

Fisheries management

Linke, S. & Bruckmeier, K. Co-management in fisheries – Experiences and changing approaches in Europe. Ocean & Coastal Management 104, 170 - 181 (2015).

Brooks, K. et al. Selecting and assessing social objectives for Australian fisheries management. Marine Policy 53, 111 - 122 (2015).

Ruiz, J. et al. Modelling fishers' response to discard prevention strategies: the case of the North Sea saithe fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Standal, D. & Sønvisen, S. Gear liberalization in the Northeast Arctic cod fisheries – Implications for sustainability, efficiency and legitimacy. Marine Policy 53, 141 - 148 (2015).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

Liu, T-K., Kao, J-C. & Chen, P. Tragedy of the unwanted commons: Governing the marine debris in Taiwan’s oyster farming. Marine Policy 53, 123 - 130 (2015).

Sainsbury, K., Gullestad, P. & Rice, J. The use of national frameworks for sustainable development of marine fisheries and conservation, ecosystem-based management and integrated ocean management, in: Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Interaction and Coevolution. 301 - 316 (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2014).

Management

Burroughs, R. Feedback switching and the evolution of U.S. coastal management. Marine Policy 53, 94 - 100 (2015).

Management effectiveness

van der Meer, M. H., Berumen, M. L., Hobbs, J-P. A. & van Herwerden, L. Population connectivity and the effectiveness of marine protected areas to protect vulnerable, exploited and endemic coral reef fishes at an endemic hotspot. Coral Reefs (2014).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Kool, J. T. & Nichol, S. L. Four-dimensional connectivity modelling with application to Australia's north and northwest marine environments. Environmental Modelling & Software 65, 67 - 78 (2015).

Free: Green, A. L. et al. Larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef fishes, and implications for marine reserve network design. Biological Reviews (2014).

Davies, C. E. et al. Effects of population density and body size on disease ecology of the European lobster in a temperate marine conservation zone. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Erler, D. Mara, Lima, D. Pereira & Schiavetti, A. Ecological fishing networks in a marine protected area: One possibility for evaluating objectives. Ocean & Coastal Management 104, 106 - 114 (2015).

van der Meer, M. H., Berumen, M. L., Hobbs, J-P. A. & van Herwerden, L. Population connectivity and the effectiveness of marine protected areas to protect vulnerable, exploited and endemic coral reef fishes at an endemic hotspot. Coral Reefs (2014).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Report: Morf, A. et al. Results of the 2nd Nordic Workshop on Marine Spatial Planning and an update for 2014: Use and Management of Nordic Marine Areas: Today and Tomorrow: Reykjavik, Iceland, 12-13 November 2013. Nordic Working Papers 92 (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2014).

Models and Simulations

Ruiz, J. et al. Modelling fishers' response to discard prevention strategies: the case of the North Sea saithe fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Kool, J. T. & Nichol, S. L. Four-dimensional connectivity modelling with application to Australia's north and northwest marine environments. Environmental Modelling & Software 65, 67 - 78 (2015).

Wainwright, D. J. et al. Moving from deterministic towards probabilistic coastal hazard and risk assessment: Development of a modelling framework and application to Narrabeen Beach, New South Wales, Australia. Coastal Engineering 96, 92 - 99 (2015).

Li, Y. & Jiao, Y. Evaluation of stocking strategies for endangered white abalone using a hierarchical demographic model. Ecological Modelling 299, 14 - 22 (2015).

Monitoring

Zeh, D. R. et al. Is acoustic tracking appropriate for air-breathing marine animals? Dugongs as a case study. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 464, 1 - 10 (2015).

Pacheco, A., Horta, J. , Loureiro, C. & Ferreira, Ó. Retrieval of nearshore bathymetry from Landsat 8 images: A tool for coastal monitoring in shallow waters. Remote Sensing of Environment (In Press).

Harasti, D. et al. Appropriate set times to represent patterns of rocky reef fishes using baited video. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 463, 173 - 180 (2015).

Natural Sciences

Free: Green, A. L. et al. Larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef fishes, and implications for marine reserve network design. Biological Reviews (2014).

Essington, T. E., Baskett, M. L., Sanchirico, J. N. & Walters, C. A novel model of predator-prey interactions reveals the sensitivity of forage fish: piscivore fishery trade-offs to ecological conditions. ICES Journal of Marine Science (2014).

Ocean acidification

Free: Frisch, L. C., Mathis, J. T., Kettle, N. P. & Trainor, S. F. Gauging perceptions of ocean acidification in Alaska. Marine Policy 53, 101 - 110 (2015).

Free: Lauvset, S. K., Gruber, N., Landschützer, P., Olsen, A. & Tjiputra, J. Trends and drivers in global surface ocean pH over the past three decades. Biogeosciences Discussions 11, 15549 - 15584 (2014).

Offshore Energy

Tiron, R., Mallon, F., Dias, F. & Reynaud, E. G. The challenging life of wave energy devices at sea: A few points to consider. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 43, 1263 - 1272 (2015).

Astariz, S., Pérez-Collazo, C., Abanades, J. & Iglesias, G. Co-located wind-wave farm synergies (Operation & Maintenance): A case study. Energy Conversion and Management 91, 63 - 75 (2015).

Sea-level rise

Report Spanger-Siegfried, E., Fitzpatrick, M. & Dahl, K. Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding Threaten US East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years. 76 (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2014).

Wainwright, D. J. et al. Moving from deterministic towards probabilistic coastal hazard and risk assessment: Development of a modelling framework and application to Narrabeen Beach, New South Wales, Australia. Coastal Engineering 96, 92 - 99 (2015).

Bagdanavičiūtė, I., Kelpšaitė, L. & Soomerec, T. Multi-criteria evaluation approach to coastal vulnerability index development in micro-tidal low-lying areas. Ocean & Coastal Management 104, 124 - 135 (2015).