Toward a Social Science Research Agenda for Large Marine Protected Areas

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For the week of 14 September 2015

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Conservation Letters has published, Toward a Social Science Research Agenda for Large Marine Protected Areas. "This article argues that because LMPAs exhibit unique characteristics in form, function, and/or conceptualization, they warrant a distinct social science research agenda. We outline an agenda for social science research on and for LMPAs in four related themes: scoping of human dimensions, governance, politics, and social and economic outcomes." You may download the full-text using the link above.

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Table of Contents

Adaptive management

Dutra, L. X. C., Thebaud, O., Boschetti, F., Smith, A. D. M. & Dichmont, C. M. Key issues and drivers affecting coastal and marine resource decisions: Participatory management strategy evaluation to support adaptive management. Ocean & Coastal Management 116, 382 - 395 (2015).

Aquaculture and Seafood

OA: Hedberg, N., Kautsky, N., Hellström, M. & Tedengren, M. Spatial correlation and potential conflicts between sea cage farms and coral reefs in South East Asia. Aquaculture 448, 418 - 426 (2015).

Blue Carbon

Miteva, D. A., Murray, B. C. & Pattanayak, S. K. Do protected areas reduce blue carbon emissions? A quasi-experimental evaluation of mangroves in Indonesia. Ecological Economics 119, 127 - 135 (2015).

Communication

Weinstein, N., Rogerson, M., Moreton, J., Balmford, A. & Bradbury, R. B. Conserving nature out of fear or knowledge? Using threatening versus connecting messages to generate support for environmental causes. Journal for Nature Conservation 26, 49 - 55 (2015).

Community perceptions and attitudes

OA: Murphy, R. D., Scyphers, S. B. & Grabowski, J. H. Assessing Fishers' Support of Striped Bass Management Strategies. PLOS ONE 10, e0136412 (2015).

Community-based management

Dutra, L. X. C., Thebaud, O., Boschetti, F., Smith, A. D. M. & Dichmont, C. M. Key issues and drivers affecting coastal and marine resource decisions: Participatory management strategy evaluation to support adaptive management. Ocean & Coastal Management 116, 382 - 395 (2015).

Corals

Gilby, B. L., Maxwell, P. S., Tibbetts, I. R. & Stevens, T. Bottom-Up Factors for Algal Productivity Outweigh No-Fishing Marine Protected Area Effects in a Marginal Coral Reef System. Ecosystems 18, 1056 - 1069 (2015).

OA: Hedberg, N., Kautsky, N., Hellström, M. & Tedengren, M. Spatial correlation and potential conflicts between sea cage farms and coral reefs in South East Asia. Aquaculture 448, 418 - 426 (2015).

Decision-making

OA: Beger, M. et al. Integrating regional conservation priorities for multiple objectives into national policy. Nature Communications 6, 8208 (2015).

Economics

OA: NOAA Report on the U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy. NOAA Office for Coastal Management (2015).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

OA: Patrick, W. S. & Link, J. S. Hidden in plain sight: Using optimum yield as a policy framework to operationalize ecosystem-based fisheries management. Marine Policy 62, 74 - 81 (2015).

Fisheries

Vallès, H., Gill, D. & Oxenford, H. A. Parrotfish size as a useful indicator of fishing effects in a small Caribbean island. Coral Reefs 34, 789 - 801 (2015).

Lappalainen, A. et al. Length at maturity as a potential indicator of fishing pressure effects on coastal pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) stocks in the northern Baltic Sea. Fisheries Research 174, 47 - 57 (2016).

Fisheries management

OA: Patrick, W. S. & Link, J. S. Hidden in plain sight: Using optimum yield as a policy framework to operationalize ecosystem-based fisheries management. Marine Policy 62, 74 - 81 (2015).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

Lamers, M., Pristupa, A., Amelung, B. & Knol, M. The changing role of environmental information in Arctic marine governance. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 18, 49 - 55 (2016).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

OA: Momigliano, P., Harcourt, R., Robbins, W. D. & Stow, A. Connectivity in grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) determined using empirical and simulated genetic data. Scientific Reports 5,13229 (2015).

OA: Oldekop, J. A., Holmes, G., Harris, W. E. & Evans, K. L. A global assessment of the social and conservation outcomes of protected areas. Conservation Biology (In Press).

Gilby, B. L., Maxwell, P. S., Tibbetts, I. R. & Stevens, T. Bottom-Up Factors for Algal Productivity Outweigh No-Fishing Marine Protected Area Effects in a Marginal Coral Reef System. Ecosystems 18, 1056 - 1069 (2015).

Geldmann, J. et al. Changes in protected area management effectiveness over time: A global analysis. Biological Conservation 191, 692 - 699 (2015).

OA: Gruby, R. L., Gray, N. J., Campbell, L. M. & Acton, L. Toward a Social Science Research Agenda for Large Marine Protected Areas. Conservation Letters (2015).

OA: Gagnaire, P.-A. et al. Using neutral, selected, and hitchhiker loci to assess connectivity of marine populations in the genomic era. Evolutionary Applications 8, 769 - 786 (2015).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

OA: Hedberg, N., Kautsky, N., Hellström, M. & Tedengren, M. Spatial correlation and potential conflicts between sea cage farms and coral reefs in South East Asia. Aquaculture 448, 418 - 426 (2015).

Models and Simulations

Hyder, K. et al. Making modelling count - increasing the contribution of shelf-seas community and ecosystem models to policy development and management. Marine Policy 61, 291 - 302 (2015).

Monitoring

Vallès, H., Gill, D. & Oxenford, H. A. Parrotfish size as a useful indicator of fishing effects in a small Caribbean island. Coral Reefs 34, 789 - 801 (2015).

Lappalainen, A. et al. Length at maturity as a potential indicator of fishing pressure effects on coastal pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) stocks in the northern Baltic Sea. Fisheries Research 174, 47 - 57 (2016).

Natural Sciences

OA: Momigliano, P., Harcourt, R., Robbins, W. D. & Stow, A. Connectivity in grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) determined using empirical and simulated genetic data. Scientific Reports 5,13229 (2015).

OA: Gagnaire, P.-A. et al. Using neutral, selected, and hitchhiker loci to assess connectivity of marine populations in the genomic era. Evolutionary Applications 8, 769 - 786 (2015).