The Challenge of Planning Conservation Strategies in Threatened Seascapes

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For the week of 22 February 2016

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PLOS ONE has published The Challenge of Planning Conservation Strategies in Threatened Seascapes: Understanding the Role of Fine Scale Assessments of Community Response to Cumulative Human Pressures. The authors carried out "a fine scale assessment of the potential effects of different combinations of stressors (both land- and marine-based) on vulnerable rocky habitats [...] along 40 km of coast in the western Mediterranean" with many human and conservation uses. The authors note, "our findings suggest that, although efforts to assess cumulative impacts at large scale may help in individuating priority areas for conservation purposes, the fact that such evaluations are often based on expert opinions and not on actual studies limits their ability to represent real environmental conditions at local scale." You may download the full-text using the link above.

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Table of Contents

Built Environment

Li, Y. et al. Assessing spatial vulnerability from rapid urbanization to inform coastal urban regional planning. Ocean & Coastal Management 123, 53 - 65 (2016).

Bycatch

Riskas, K. A., Fuentes, M. M. P. B. & Hamann, M. Justifying the need for collaborative management of fisheries bycatch: A lesson from marine turtles in Australia. Biological Conservation 196, 40 - 47 (2016).

Case Studies

Wu, W. et al. Including stakeholder input in formulating and solving real-world optimisation problems: Generic framework and case study. Environmental Modelling & Software 79, 197 - 213 (2016).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

Beher, J., Possingham, H. P., Hoobin, S., Dougall, C. & Klein, C. Prioritising catchment management projects to improve marine water quality. Environmental Science & Policy 59, 35 - 43 (2016).

OA: Guarnieri, G. et al. The Challenge of Planning Conservation Strategies in Threatened Seascapes: Understanding the Role of Fine Scale Assessments of Community Response to Cumulative Human Pressures. PLOS ONE 11, e0149253 (2016).

Community Engagement

OA: Grifman, P., McCreary, S. & Cowart, M. A Study of the Stakeholder Experience in Developing Marine Protected Areas in Southern California. University of Southern California Sea Grant Program and CONCUR, Inc. (2016).

Wu, W. et al. Including stakeholder input in formulating and solving real-world optimisation problems: Generic framework and case study. Environmental Modelling & Software 79, 197 - 213 (2016).

Community perceptions and attitudes

Jay, S., Klenke, T. & Janßen, H. Consensus and variance in the ecosystem approach to marine spatial planning: German perspectives and multi-actor implications. Land Use Policy 54, 129 - 138 (2016).

Cumulative impacts

OA: Guarnieri, G. et al. The Challenge of Planning Conservation Strategies in Threatened Seascapes: Understanding the Role of Fine Scale Assessments of Community Response to Cumulative Human Pressures. PLOS ONE 11, e0149253 (2016).

Economics

OA: Kildow, J. T., Colgan, C. S., Johnston, P., Scorse, J. D. & Farnum, M. Gardiner. State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies: 2016 Update. Center for the Blue Economy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies (2016).

Ecosystem Services and Uses

Schmidt, K., Sachse, R. & Walz, A. Current role of social benefits in ecosystem service assessments. Landscape and Urban Planning 149, 49 - 64 (2016).

Fisheries management

Takashina, N. & Baskett, M. L. Exploring the effect of the spatial scale of fishery management. Journal of Theoretical Biology 390, 14 - 22 (2016).

Riskas, K. A., Fuentes, M. M. P. B. & Hamann, M. Justifying the need for collaborative management of fisheries bycatch: A lesson from marine turtles in Australia. Biological Conservation 196, 40 - 47 (2016).

OA: Palmer, M. C., Hersey, P., Marotta, H., Shield, G. Reppucci & Cierpich, S. B. The design and performance of an automated observer deployment system for the Northeastern United States groundfish fishery. Fisheries Research 179, 33 - 46 (2016).

Pfeiffer, L. & Gratz, T. The effect of rights-based fisheries management on risk taking and fishing safety. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201509456 (2016).

Food for Thought

OA: She, J. et al. Developing European operational oceanography for Blue Growth, climate change adaptation and mitigation and ecosystem-based management. Ocean Science Discussions 1 - 59 (2016).

Management

Beher, J., Possingham, H. P., Hoobin, S., Dougall, C. & Klein, C. Prioritising catchment management projects to improve marine water quality. Environmental Science & Policy 59, 35 - 43 (2016).

Management effectiveness

OA: Fragkopoulou, E. A global assessment of the effectiveness of different protection levels in Marine Protected Areas of tropical waters, following a new categorization. Marine Biology Master in Marine Biology, (2015).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

OA: Grifman, P., McCreary, S. & Cowart, M. A Study of the Stakeholder Experience in Developing Marine Protected Areas in Southern California. University of Southern California Sea Grant Program and CONCUR, Inc. (2016).

OA: Esteban, N., Laloë, J.-O., Mortimer, J. A., Guzman, A. N. & Hays, G. C. Male hatchling production in sea turtles from one of the world’s largest marine protected areas, the Chagos Archipelago. Scientific Reports 6, 20339 (2016).

OA: Fragkopoulou, E. A global assessment of the effectiveness of different protection levels in Marine Protected Areas of tropical waters, following a new categorization. Marine Biology Master in Marine Biology, (2015).

OA: Boon, P. Ya & Beger, M. The effect of contrasting threat mitigation objectives on spatial conservation priorities. Marine Policy 68, 23 - 29 (2016).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Li, Y. et al. Assessing spatial vulnerability from rapid urbanization to inform coastal urban regional planning. Ocean & Coastal Management 123, 53 - 65 (2016).

Jay, S., Klenke, T. & Janßen, H. Consensus and variance in the ecosystem approach to marine spatial planning: German perspectives and multi-actor implications. Land Use Policy 54, 129 - 138 (2016).

Monitoring

OA: Bonamano, S. et al. The Civitavecchia Coastal Environment Monitoring System (C-CEMS): a new tool to analyze the conflicts between coastal pressures and sensitivity areas. Ocean Science 12, 87 - 100 (2016).

Natural Sciences

OA: Kim, J. et al. Evaluating the roles of biotransformation, spatial concentration differences, organism home range, and field sampling design on trophic magnification factors. Science of The Total Environment 551-552, 438 - 451 (2016).

OA: Esteban, N., Laloë, J.-O., Mortimer, J. A., Guzman, A. N. & Hays, G. C. Male hatchling production in sea turtles from one of the world’s largest marine protected areas, the Chagos Archipelago. Scientific Reports 6, 20339 (2016).

Ma, D., Fang, Q. & Liao, S. Applying the Ocean Health Index framework to the city level: A case study of Xiamen, China. Ecological Indicators 66, 281 - 290 (2016).

OA: Bible, J. M. & Sanford, E. Local adaptation in an estuarine foundation species: Implications for restoration. Biological Conservation 193, 95 - 102 (2016).

Offshore Energy

OA: Kramer, S. C. & Piggott, M. D. A correction to the enhanced bottom drag parameterisation of tidal turbines. Renewable Energy 92, 385 - 396 (2016).

Remote Sensing and GIS

Teixeira, Z., Marques, J. C. & Pontius, R. Gilmore. Evidence for deviations from uniform changes in a Portuguese watershed illustrated by CORINE maps: An Intensity Analysis approach. Ecological Indicators 66, 382 - 390 (2016).

Sea-level rise

Kuhfuss, L., Rey-Valette, H., Sourisseau, E., Heurtefeux, H. & Rufray, X. Evaluating the impacts of sea level rise on coastal wetlands in Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Environmental Science & Policy 59, 26 - 34 (2016).

Rietbroek, R., Brunnabend, S.-E., Kusche, J., Schröter, J. & Dahle, C. Revisiting the contemporary sea-level budget on global and regional scales. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, 1504 - 1509 (2016).

Seafloor mining

OA: Boschen, R. E., Rowden, A. A., Clark, M. R., Pallentin, A. & Gardner, J. P. A. Seafloor massive sulfide deposits support unique megafaunal assemblages: Implications for seabed mining and conservation. Marine Environmental Research 115, 78 - 88 (2016).

Spatial patterns of species

OA: Wada, T., Mitsushio, T., Inoue, S., Koike, H. & Kawabe, R. Movement Patterns and Residency of the Critically Endangered Horseshoe Crab Tachypleus tridentatus in a Semi-Enclosed Bay Determined Using Acoustic Telemetry. PLOS ONE 11, e0147429 (2016).