Quantifying Patterns of Change in Marine Ecosystem Response to Multiple Pressures

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For the week of 23 March 2015

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PLoS ONE has published the open access title, Quantifying Patterns of Change in Marine Ecosystem Response to Multiple Pressures. The authors used random forests "to quantify the importance of four environmental and four anthropogenic pressure variables to the value of ecological indicators, and to quantify shifts in aggregate ecological indicator response along pressure gradients." In their study area, anthropogenic pressures were able to predict up to 66% of variation for an indicator, compared to 26% for the best ecological pressure. You may access the full-text using the link above.

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Table of Contents

Adaptive management

Free: Gormley, K. S. G., Hull, A. D., Porter, J. S., Bell, M. C. & Sanderson, W. G. Adaptive management, international co-operation and planning for marine conservation hotspots in a changing climate. Marine Policy 53, 54 - 66 (2015).

Aquaculture and Seafood

Ekstrom, J. A. et al. Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change 5, 207 - 214 (2015).

Kennedy, C. J. & Barbier, E. B. Renewable Resource Harvesting Under Correlated Biological and Economic Uncertainties: Implications for Optimal and Second-Best Management. Environmental and Resource Economics 60, 371 - 393 (2015).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

Free: Large, S. I., Fay, G., Friedland, K. D. & Link, J. S. Quantifying Patterns of Change in Marine Ecosystem Response to Multiple Pressures. PLOS ONE 10, e0119922 (2015).

Rodellas, V., Garcia-Orellana, J., Masqué, P., Feldman, M. & Weinstein, Y. Submarine groundwater discharge as a major source of nutrients to the Mediterranean Sea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015).

Harris, L., Nel, R., Holness, S. & Schoeman, D. Quantifying cumulative threats to sandy beach ecosystems: A tool to guide ecosystem-based management beyond coastal reserves. Ocean & Coastal Management 110, 12 - 24 (2015).

Free: Gormley, K. S. G., Hull, A. D., Porter, J. S., Bell, M. C. & Sanderson, W. G. Adaptive management, international co-operation and planning for marine conservation hotspots in a changing climate. Marine Policy 53, 54 - 66 (2015).

Karnauskas, M. et al. Evidence of climate-driven ecosystem reorganization in the Gulf of Mexico. Global Change Biology (2015).

Community perceptions and attitudes

Brown, G., de Bie, K. & Weber, D. Identifying public land stakeholder perspectives for implementing place-based land management. Landscape and Urban Planning 139, 1 - 15 (2015).

Saavedra-Díaz, L. M., Rosenberg, A. A. & Martín-López, B. Social perceptions of Colombian small-scale marine fisheries conflicts: Insights for management. Marine Policy 56, 61 - 70 (2015).

Cumulative impacts

Free: Large, S. I., Fay, G., Friedland, K. D. & Link, J. S. Quantifying Patterns of Change in Marine Ecosystem Response to Multiple Pressures. PLOS ONE 10, e0119922 (2015).

Fairley, I., Masters, I. & Karunarathna, H. The cumulative impact of tidal stream turbine arrays on sediment transport in the Pentland Firth. Renewable Energy 80, 755 - 769 (2015).

Harris, L., Nel, R., Holness, S. & Schoeman, D. Quantifying cumulative threats to sandy beach ecosystems: A tool to guide ecosystem-based management beyond coastal reserves. Ocean & Coastal Management 110, 12 - 24 (2015).

Economics

Kennedy, C. J. & Barbier, E. B. Renewable Resource Harvesting Under Correlated Biological and Economic Uncertainties: Implications for Optimal and Second-Best Management. Environmental and Resource Economics 60, 371 - 393 (2015).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

Free: Laurila-Pant, M., Lehikoinen, A., Uusitalo, L. & Venesjärvi, R. How to value biodiversity in environmental management?. Ecological Indicators 55, 1 - 11 (2015).

Dauvin, J-C. The Estuary-Bay of Seine Continuum: The Need for an Ecosystem-Based Management. In, Marine Productivity: Perturbations and Resilience of Socio-ecosystems. 197 - 205 (Springer International Publishing, 2015).

Rastorgueff, P-A. et al. An ecosystem-based approach to evaluate the ecological quality of Mediterranean undersea caves. Ecological Indicators 54, 137 - 152 (2015).

Trenkel, V. et al. Indicators for Ecosystem-Based Management: Methods and Applications. In, Marine Productivity: Perturbations and Resilience of Socio-ecosystems. 215 - 221 (Springer International Publishing, 2015).

Harris, L., Nel, R., Holness, S. & Schoeman, D. Quantifying cumulative threats to sandy beach ecosystems: A tool to guide ecosystem-based management beyond coastal reserves. Ocean & Coastal Management 110, 12 - 24 (2015).

Fisheries

Shrives, J. Peter, Pickup, S. Emma & Morel, G. Michael. Whelk (Buccinum undatum L.) stocks around the Island of Jersey, Channel Islands: Reassessment and implications for sustainable management. Fisheries Research 167, 236 - 242 (2015).

Free: Colloca, F. et al. The Seascape of Demersal Fish Nursery Areas in the North Mediterranean Sea, a First Step Towards the Implementation of Spatial Planning for Trawl Fisheries. PLOS ONE 10, e0119590 (2015).

Fisheries management

Apgar-Kurtz, B. Factors affecting local permit ownership in Bristol Bay. Marine Policy 56, 71 - 77 (2015).

Management

Amako, N. Regulation and Management of Marine Protected Areas in Japan. In, Marine Productivity: Perturbations and Resilience of Socio-ecosystems. 327 - 331 (Springer International Publishing, 2015).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Martin, C. L., Momtaz, S., Jordan, A. & Moltschaniwskyj, N. A. An assessment of the effectiveness of in-situ signage in multiple-use marine protected areas in providing information to different recreational users. Marine Policy 56, 78 - 85 (2015).

Ceccaldi, H-J. Limits of the Concepts of Marine Protected Areas: Adaptation of Human Populations and Their Professions in the Different Types of Marine Protected Areas. In, Marine Productivity: Perturbations and Resilience of Socio-ecosystems. 333 - 342 (Springer International Publishing, 2015).

White, E. R., Myers, M. C., Flemming, J. Mills & Baum, J. K. Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island—an isolated marine protected area. Conservation Biology (2015).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Free: Colloca, F. et al. The Seascape of Demersal Fish Nursery Areas in the North Mediterranean Sea, a First Step Towards the Implementation of Spatial Planning for Trawl Fisheries. PLOS ONE 10, e0119590 (2015).

Free: Lords, E. Union Comm. The North Sea under pressure: is regional marine co-operation the answer? 10th Report of Session 2014‒15. The European Union Committee, 2015.

Natural Sciences

White, E. R., Myers, M. C., Flemming, J. Mills & Baum, J. K. Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island—an isolated marine protected area. Conservation Biology (2015).

Ocean acidification

Ekstrom, J. A. et al. Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change 5, 207 - 214 (2015).

Offshore Energy

Fairley, I., Masters, I. & Karunarathna, H. The cumulative impact of tidal stream turbine arrays on sediment transport in the Pentland Firth. Renewable Energy 80, 755 - 769 (2015).

Free: Robins, P. E., Neill, S. P., Lewis, M. J. & Ward, S. L. Characterising the spatial and temporal variability of the tidal-stream energy resource over the northwest European shelf seas. Applied Energy 147, 510 - 522 (2015).

Ports and Shipping

Free: Liubartseva, S. et al. Oil spill hazard from dispersal of oil along shipping lanes in the Southern Adriatic and Northern Ionian Seas. Marine Pollution Bulletin 90, 259 - 272 (2015).

Recreational uses

Martin, C. L., Momtaz, S., Jordan, A. & Moltschaniwskyj, N. A. An assessment of the effectiveness of in-situ signage in multiple-use marine protected areas in providing information to different recreational users. Marine Policy 56, 78 - 85 (2015).

Sea-level rise

Free: Allenbach, K. et al. Black Sea beaches vulnerability to sea level rise. Environmental Science & Policy 46, 95 - 109 (2015).

Small-scale fisheries

Saavedra-Díaz, L. M., Rosenberg, A. A. & Martín-López, B. Social perceptions of Colombian small-scale marine fisheries conflicts: Insights for management. Marine Policy 56, 61 - 70 (2015).

Transboundary planning and management

Free: Gormley, K. S. G., Hull, A. D., Porter, J. S., Bell, M. C. & Sanderson, W. G. Adaptive management, international co-operation and planning for marine conservation hotspots in a changing climate. Marine Policy 53, 54 - 66 (2015).

Valuation

Free: Laurila-Pant, M., Lehikoinen, A., Uusitalo, L. & Venesjärvi, R. How to value biodiversity in environmental management?. Ecological Indicators 55, 1 - 11 (2015).