Mapping Habitats and Developing Baselines in Offshore Marine Reserves with Little Prior Knowledge: A Critical Evaluation of a New Approach

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For the week of 02 November 2015

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PLoS ONE has published, Mapping Habitats and Developing Baselines in Offshore Marine Reserves with Little Prior Knowledge: A Critical Evaluation of a New Approach. The authors evaluate Multibeam Echosounder mapping and Generalized Random Tessellation Stratified sampling methods for identifying benthic habitats in Australia's Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network. You may access the full-text using the link above.

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Table of Contents

Aquaculture and Seafood

Alatorre, L. C. et al. Temporal changes of NDVI for qualitative environmental assessment of mangroves: Shrimp farming impact on the health decline of the arid mangroves in the Gulf of California (1990–2010). Journal of Arid Environments 125, 98 - 109 (2016).

OA: FAO Global Aquaculture Production database updated to 2013 – Summary information. (2015).

Bycatch

OA: Tolotti, M. Travassos, Bach, P., Hazin, F., Travassos, P. & Dagorn, L. Vulnerability of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark to Pelagic Longline Fisheries. PLOS ONE 10, e0141396 (2015).

Cahalan, J., Faunce, C., Bonney, J. & Swanson, R. A field test of fisheries observer sampling methods for estimation of at-sea discards. Fisheries Research 174, 219 - 233 (2016).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

OA: Stemming the Tide: Land-based strategies for a plastic-free ocean. Ocean Conservancy (2015).

Community perceptions and attitudes

Mani-Peres, C., Xavier, L. Y., Santos, C. R. & Turra, A. Stakeholders perceptions of local environmental changes as a tool for impact assessment in coastal zones. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 135 - 145 (2016).

Corals

OA: Piquero, A. S., Delan, G. G., Rica, R. Luz V., Corrales, C. M. & Monte, I. A. Coral Lifeform Structure in Selected Marine Protected Areas in Southern Cebu, Philippines. Tropical Technology Journal 19, (2015).

OA: Corrales, C. M., Delan, G. G., Rica, R. Luz V., Piquero, A. S. & Monte, I. A. A Baseline Study on Coral Reef Fishes in the Marine Protected Areas in Southern Cebu, Philippines. Tropical Technology Journal 19, (2015).

Ecosystem assessment

Mani-Peres, C., Xavier, L. Y., Santos, C. R. & Turra, A. Stakeholders perceptions of local environmental changes as a tool for impact assessment in coastal zones. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 135 - 145 (2016).

Fisheries

OA: FAO Global Aquaculture Production database updated to 2013 – Summary information. (2015).

OA: Tolotti, M. Travassos, Bach, P., Hazin, F., Travassos, P. & Dagorn, L. Vulnerability of the Oceanic Whitetip Shark to Pelagic Longline Fisheries. PLOS ONE 10, e0141396 (2015).

Fisheries management

OA: Marks, C. I. et al. Changes In Size Composition And Relative Abundance Of Fishes In Central California After A Decade Of Spatial Fishing Closures. CalCOFI 56, (2015).

Food for Thought

OA: Dankel, D. J., Stange, K. & Nielsen, K. Nolde. What hat are you wearing? On the multiple roles of fishery scientists in the ICES community. ICES Journal of Marine Science fsv199 (2015).

OA: Hind, E. J. et al. Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states. Frontiers in Marine Science 2, (2015).

OA: 2015 State of the Sound. Puget Sound Partnership (2015).

Governance and Legal Frameworks

Appleby, T. The Chagos Marine Protected Arbitration—A Battle of Four Losers?. Journal of Environmental Law eqv027 (2015).

Invasive species management

OA: Anderson, L. G., Rocliffe, S., Haddaway, N. R. & Dunn, A. M. The Role of Tourism and Recreation in the Spread of Non-Native Species: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 10, e0140833 (2015).

Management

Cornejo, E. et al. Conceptual basis for an integrated system for the management of a protected area. Examples from its application in a mediterranean area. Journal of Environmental Management 166, 237 - 249 (2016).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Appleby, T. The Chagos Marine Protected Arbitration—A Battle of Four Losers?. Journal of Environmental Law eqv027 (2015).

OA: Corrales, C. M., Delan, G. G., Rica, R. Luz V., Piquero, A. S. & Monte, I. A. A Baseline Study on Coral Reef Fishes in the Marine Protected Areas in Southern Cebu, Philippines. Tropical Technology Journal 19, (2015).

OA: Lawrence, E. et al. Mapping Habitats and Developing Baselines in Offshore Marine Reserves with Little Prior Knowledge: A Critical Evaluation of a New Approach. PLOS ONE 10, e0141051 (2015).

OA: Piquero, A. S., Delan, G. G., Rica, R. Luz V., Corrales, C. M. & Monte, I. A. Coral Lifeform Structure in Selected Marine Protected Areas in Southern Cebu, Philippines. Tropical Technology Journal 19, (2015).

Models and Simulations

Giacaman-Smith, J., Neira, S. & Arancibia, H. Community structure and trophic interactions in a coastal management and exploitation area for benthic resources in central Chile. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 155 - 163 (2016).

Adcock, T. A., Draper, S. & Nishino, T. Tidal power generation - A review of hydrodynamic modelling. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy 229, 755 - 771 (2015).

Natural Sciences

OA: Dimitriou, P. D. et al. One Step forward: Benthic Pelagic Coupling and Indicators for Environmental Status. PLOS ONE 10, e0141071 (2015).

OA: Benedetti-Cecchi, L. et al. Deterministic Factors Overwhelm Stochastic Environmental Fluctuations as Drivers of Jellyfish Outbreaks. PLOS ONE 10, e0141060 (2015).

OA: Maniscalco, J. M., Springer, A. M., Adkison, M. D. & Parker, P. Population Trend and Elasticities of Vital Rates for Steller Sea Lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska: A New Life-History Table Analysis. PLOS ONE 10, e0140982 (2015).

Giacaman-Smith, J., Neira, S. & Arancibia, H. Community structure and trophic interactions in a coastal management and exploitation area for benthic resources in central Chile. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 155 - 163 (2016).

Ocean acidification

OA: Wu, Y., Beardall, J. & Gao, K. Physiological Responses of a Model Marine Diatom to Fast pH Changes: Special Implications of Coastal Water Acidification. PLOS ONE 10, e0141163 (2015).

Offshore Energy

Adcock, T. A., Draper, S. & Nishino, T. Tidal power generation - A review of hydrodynamic modelling. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy 229, 755 - 771 (2015).

Remote Sensing

Alatorre, L. C. et al. Temporal changes of NDVI for qualitative environmental assessment of mangroves: Shrimp farming impact on the health decline of the arid mangroves in the Gulf of California (1990–2010). Journal of Arid Environments 125, 98 - 109 (2016).

Uitz, J., Stramski, D., Reynolds, R. A. & Dubranna, J. Assessing phytoplankton community composition from hyperspectral measurements of phytoplankton absorption coefficient and remote-sensing reflectance in open-ocean environments. Remote Sensing of Environment 171, 58 - 74 (2015).

OA: Ross, L. K., Ross, R. E., Stewart, H. A. & Howell, K. L. The Influence of Data Resolution on Predicted Distribution and Estimates of Extent of Current Protection of Three ‘Listed’ Deep-Sea Habitats. PLOS ONE 10, e0140061 (2015).

OA: Lawrence, E. et al. Mapping Habitats and Developing Baselines in Offshore Marine Reserves with Little Prior Knowledge: A Critical Evaluation of a New Approach. PLOS ONE 10, e0141051 (2015).

Small-scale fisheries

Wanyonyi, I. Ngao, Wamukota, A., Mesaki, S., Guissamulo, A. Tomas & Ochiewo, J. Artisanal fisher migration patterns in coastal East Africa. Ocean & Coastal Management 119, 93 - 108 (2016).

Marsh, H., Grayson, J., Grech, A., Hagihara, R. & Sobtzick, S. Re-evaluation of the sustainability of a marine mammal harvest by indigenous people using several lines of evidence. Biological Conservation 192, 324 - 330 (2015).

Social-Ecological Systems

Klein, C., McKinnon, M. C., Wright, B. Twohey, Possingham, H. P. & Halpern, B. S. Social equity and the probability of success of biodiversity conservation. Global Environmental Change 35, 299 - 306 (2015).

Spatial patterns of species

OA: Luo, J. et al. Ocean Heat Content Reveals Secrets of Fish Migrations. PLOS ONE 10, e0141101 (2015).

OA: Quattrini, A. M. et al. Exploration of the Canyon-Incised Continental Margin of the Northeastern United States Reveals Dynamic Habitats and Diverse Communities. PLOS ONE 10, e0139904 (2015).

Tourism

OA: Anderson, L. G., Rocliffe, S., Haddaway, N. R. & Dunn, A. M. The Role of Tourism and Recreation in the Spread of Non-Native Species: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 10, e0140833 (2015).

OA: Moorhouse, T. P., Dahlsjö, C. A. L., Baker, S. E., D'Cruze, N. C. & Macdonald, D. W. The Customer Isn't Always Right—Conservation and Animal Welfare Implications of the Increasing Demand for Wildlife Tourism. PLOS ONE 10, e0138939 (2015).

Transboundary planning and management

OA: Hind, E. J. et al. Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states. Frontiers in Marine Science 2, (2015).