What Happens after Conservation and Management Donors Leave? A Before and After Study

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For the week of 26 October 2015

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PLoS ONE has published, What Happens after Conservation and Management Donors Leave? A Before and After Study of Coral Reef Ecology and Stakeholder Perceptions of Management Benefits. The authors examined the management of the coral reefs of Tanga, Tanzania, which received funding from 1994-2007 to recover from dynamite fishing and other destructive practices. Of note: "the social-ecological results suggest that increased compliance with gear restrictions is largely responsible for the improvements in reef ecology." You may access the full-text using the link above.

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Table of Contents

Case Studies

OA: McClanahan, T. R. et al. What Happens after Conservation and Management Donors Leave? A Before and After Study of Coral Reef Ecology and Stakeholder Perceptions of Management Benefits. PLOS ONE 10, e0138769 (2015).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

Nagelkerken, I. & Connell, S. D. Global alteration of ocean ecosystem functioning due to increasing human CO2 emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015).

Laloë, J.-O., Esteban, N., Berkel, J. & Hays, G. C. Sand temperatures for nesting sea turtles in the Caribbean: Implications for hatchling sex ratios in the face of climate change. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 474, 92 - 99 (2016).

Downs, C. A. et al. Toxicopathological Effects of the Sunscreen UV Filter, Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3), on Coral Planulae and Cultured Primary Cells and Its Environmental Contamination in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2015).

OA: Drew, J. A., Amatangelo, K. L. & Hufbauer, R. A. Quantifying the Human Impacts on Papua New Guinea Reef Fish Communities across Space and Time. PLOS ONE 10, e0140682 (2015).

Community perceptions and attitudes

OA: McClanahan, T. R. et al. What Happens after Conservation and Management Donors Leave? A Before and After Study of Coral Reef Ecology and Stakeholder Perceptions of Management Benefits. PLOS ONE 10, e0138769 (2015).

OA: Pieraccini, M. & Cardwell, E. Divergent perceptions of new marine protected areas: Comparing legal consciousness in Scilly and Barra, UK. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 21 - 29 (2016).

Corals

OA: Roleda, M. Y. et al. Effect of Ocean Acidification and pH Fluctuations on the Growth and Development of Coralline Algal Recruits, and an Associated Benthic Algal Assemblage. PLOS ONE 10, e0140394 (2015).

OA: Forsman, Z. H., Page, C. A., Toonen, R. J. & Vaughan, D. Growing coral larger and faster: micro-colony-fusion as a strategy for accelerating coral cover. PeerJ 3, e1313 (2015).

Downs, C. A. et al. Toxicopathological Effects of the Sunscreen UV Filter, Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3), on Coral Planulae and Cultured Primary Cells and Its Environmental Contamination in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2015).

Economics

Yeeting, A. D., Bush, S. R., Ram-Bidesi, V. & Bailey, M. Implications of new economic policy instruments for tuna management in the Western and Central Pacific. Marine Policy 63, 45 - 52 (2016).

Ecosystem Services and Uses

Nagelkerken, I. & Connell, S. D. Global alteration of ocean ecosystem functioning due to increasing human CO2 emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

Woodruff, S. C. & BenDor, T. K. Is Information Enough? The Effects of Watershed Approaches and Planning on Targeting Ecosystem Restoration Sites. Ecological Restoration 33, 378 - 387 (2015).

Fisheries

Marçalo, A. et al. Quantification of interactions between the Portuguese sardine purse-seine fishery and cetaceans. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72, 2438 - 2449 (2015).

OA: Trifonova, N. et al. Spatio-temporal Bayesian network models with latent variables for revealing trophic dynamics and functional networks in fisheries ecology. Ecological Informatics 30, 142 - 158 (2015).

Fisheries management

Zhang, C., Chen, Y. & Ren, Y. An evaluation of implementing long-term MSY in ecosystem-based fisheries management: Incorporating trophic interaction, bycatch and uncertainty. Fisheries Research 174, 179 - 189 (2016).

Stewart, I. J. & Martell, S. J. D. Reconciling stock assessment paradigms to better inform fisheries management. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72, 2187 - 2196 (2015).

Yeeting, A. D., Bush, S. R., Ram-Bidesi, V. & Bailey, M. Implications of new economic policy instruments for tuna management in the Western and Central Pacific. Marine Policy 63, 45 - 52 (2016).

OA: Mäntyniemi, S. H. P. et al. General state-space population dynamics model for Bayesian stock assessment. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72, 2209 - 2222 (2015).

Zhang, C., Chen, Y. & Ren, Y. Assessing uncertainty of a multispecies size-spectrum model resulting from process and observation errors. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72, 2223 - 2233 (2015).

OA: Erisman, B. et al. Fish spawning aggregations: where well-placed management actions can yield big benefits for fisheries and conservation. Fish and Fisheries (2015).

Food for Thought

OA: Bailey, M. et al. Canada at a crossroad: The imperative for realigning ocean policy with ocean science. Marine Policy 63, 53 - 60 (2016).

OA: Lubchenco, J. & Grorud-Colvert, K. Making waves: The science and politics of ocean protection. Science 350, 382 - 383 (2015).

OA: American Millennials: Cultivating the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists. (2015).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

OA: Pieraccini, M. & Cardwell, E. Divergent perceptions of new marine protected areas: Comparing legal consciousness in Scilly and Barra, UK. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 21 - 29 (2016).

Management effectiveness

OA: McClanahan, T. R. et al. What Happens after Conservation and Management Donors Leave? A Before and After Study of Coral Reef Ecology and Stakeholder Perceptions of Management Benefits. PLOS ONE 10, e0138769 (2015).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Voyer, M. & Gladstone, W. Human considerations in the use of marine protected areas for biodiversity conservation. Australian Zoologist (2015).

OA: Boonzaier, L. & Pauly, D. Marine protection targets: an updated assessment of global progress. Oryx 1 - 9 (2015).

OA: Pieraccini, M. & Cardwell, E. Divergent perceptions of new marine protected areas: Comparing legal consciousness in Scilly and Barra, UK. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 21 - 29 (2016).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Baser, V. & Biyik, C. The problems and resolution approaches to land management in the coastal and maritime zones of Turkey. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 30 - 37 (2016).

Models and Simulations

Zhang, C., Chen, Y. & Ren, Y. Assessing uncertainty of a multispecies size-spectrum model resulting from process and observation errors. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72, 2223 - 2233 (2015).

OA: Trifonova, N. et al. Spatio-temporal Bayesian network models with latent variables for revealing trophic dynamics and functional networks in fisheries ecology. Ecological Informatics 30, 142 - 158 (2015).

Natural Sciences

Oakley, J. A., Jenkins, R. E., Thomas, T., Williams, A. T. & Phillips, M. R. Assessing harbour porpoise populations in south-west Wales, data issues and implications for conservation and management. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 45 - 57 (2016).

Ocean acidification

OA: Roleda, M. Y. et al. Effect of Ocean Acidification and pH Fluctuations on the Growth and Development of Coralline Algal Recruits, and an Associated Benthic Algal Assemblage. PLOS ONE 10, e0140394 (2015).

Offshore Energy

Lees, K. J., Guerin, A. J. & Masden, E. A. Using kernel density estimation to explore habitat use by seabirds at a marine renewable wave energy test facility. Marine Policy 63, 35 - 44 (2016).

Recreational fisheries

van der Hammen, T., de Graaf, M. & Lyle, J. M. Estimating catches of marine and freshwater recreational fisheries in the Netherlands using an online panel survey. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsv190 (2015).

Vessell traffic and tracking

Kaiser, M. J. Service vessel activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in support of the oil and gas industry using AIS data, 2009–2010. Marine Policy 63, 61 - 80 (2016).