Upstream solutions to coral reef conservation: The payoffs of smart and cooperative decision-making

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For the week of 16 January 2017

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The Journal of Environmental Management has published a new paper, Upstream solutions to coral reef conservation: The payoffs of smart and cooperative decision-making. The authors "use a spatially explicit predictive model (InVEST-SDR) that quantifies change in sediment reaching the coast for evaluating the costs and benefits of alternative threat-abatement scenarios. We specifically use the model to examine trade-offs among possible agricultural road repair management actions (water bars to divert runoff and gravel to protect the road surface) across the landscape in West Maui, Hawaii, USA."

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Table of Contents

Aquaculture and Seafood

OA: Fisher, B. et al. Integrating fisheries and agricultural programs for food security. Agriculture & Food Security 6, (2017).

Montalto, V., Martinez, M., Rinaldi, A., Sarà, G. & Mirto, S. The effect of the quality of diet on the functional response of Mytilus galloprovincialis (Lamarck, 1819): Implications for integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) and marine spatial planning. Aquaculture 468, 371 - 377 (2017).

Case Studies

Filby, N. E., Stockin, K. A. & Scarpaci, C. Can Marine Protected Areas be developed effectively without baseline data? A case study for Burrunan dolphins (Tursiops australis). Marine Policy 77, 152 - 163 (2017).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

Whittock, P. A., Pendoley, K. L., Larsen, R. & Hamann, M. Effects of a dredging operation on the movement and dive behaviour of marine turtles during breeding. Biological Conservation 206, 190 - 200 (2017).

Community Engagement

Summary available: Verweij, P. et al. QUICKScan as a quick and participatory methodology for problem identification and scoping in policy processes. Environmental Science & Policy 66, 47 - 61 (2016).

Corals

OA: Oleson, K. L. L. et al. Upstream solutions to coral reef conservation: The payoffs of smart and cooperative decision-making. Journal of Environmental Management 191, 8 - 18 (2017).

OA: Stone, R. P., Malecha, P. W. & Masuda, M. M. A Five-Year, In Situ Growth Study on Shallow-Water Populations of the Gorgonian Octocoral Calcigorgia spiculifera in the Gulf of Alaska. PLOS ONE 12, e0169470 (2017).

Fisheries

Gustavsson, M., Riley, M., Morrissey, K. & Plater, A. J. Exploring the socio-cultural contexts of fishers and fishing: Developing the concept of the ‘good fisher’. Journal of Rural Studies 50, 104 - 116 (2017).

Carvalho, A. N., Vasconcelos, P., Piló, D., Pereira, F. & Gaspar, M. B. Socio-economic, operational and technical characterisation of the harvesting of gooseneck barnacle (Pollicipes pollicipes) in SW Portugal: Insights towards fishery co-management. Marine Policy 78, 34 - 44 (2017).

Fisheries management

Cao, L. et al. Opportunity for marine fisheries reform in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, 435 - 442 (2017).

Clark, R., Humphreys, J., Solandt, J. - L. & Weller, C. Dialectics of nature: The emergence of policy on the management of commercial fisheries in english European Marine Sites. Marine Policy 78, 11 - 17 (2017).

Hoydal, K. Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission. Findings of the independent cost-benefit assessment of the options for strategic re-orientation of WECAFC. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular. FAO (2016).

Food for Thought

OA: Rucinque, D. Santiago, Souza, A. Paula Oliv & Molento, C. Forte Maio. Perception of Fish Sentience, Welfare and Humane Slaughter by Highly Educated Citizens of Bogotá, Colombia and Curitiba, Brazil. PLOS ONE 12, e0168197 (2017).

Mazaris, A. D. Manifestation of maritime piracy as an additional challenge for global conservation. Marine Policy 77, 171 - 175 (2017).

Invasive species management

OA: Ellis, R. D. & Faletti, M. E. Native grouper indirectly ameliorates the negative effects of invasive lionfish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 558, 267 - 279 (2016).

Management

OA: Giehl, E. L. H., Moretti, M., Walsh, J. C., Batalha, M. A. & Cook, C. N. Scientific Evidence and Potential Barriers in the Management of Brazilian Protected Areas. PLOS ONE 12, e0169917 (2017).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Filby, N. E., Stockin, K. A. & Scarpaci, C. Can Marine Protected Areas be developed effectively without baseline data? A case study for Burrunan dolphins (Tursiops australis). Marine Policy 77, 152 - 163 (2017).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Montalto, V., Martinez, M., Rinaldi, A., Sarà, G. & Mirto, S. The effect of the quality of diet on the functional response of Mytilus galloprovincialis (Lamarck, 1819): Implications for integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) and marine spatial planning. Aquaculture 468, 371 - 377 (2017).

Hashim, M. et al. Using fisher knowledge, mapping population, habitat suitability and risk for the conservation of dugongs in Johor Straits of Malaysia. Marine Policy 78, 18 - 25 (2017).

OA: Menegon, S., Sarretta, A., Barbanti, A., Gissi, E. & Venier, C. Open source tools to support Integrated Coastal Management and Maritime Spatial Planning. PeerJ Preprints (2016).

Models and Simulations

Hotaling-Hagan, A., Swett, R., L. Ellis, R. & Frazer, T. K. A spatial model to improve site selection for seagrass restoration in shallow boating environments. Journal of Environmental Management 186, 42 - 54 (2017).

Natural Sciences

Whittock, P. A., Pendoley, K. L., Larsen, R. & Hamann, M. Effects of a dredging operation on the movement and dive behaviour of marine turtles during breeding. Biological Conservation 206, 190 - 200 (2017).

OA: Tebbett, S. B., Goatley, C. H. R. & Bellwood, D. R. The Effects of Algal Turf Sediments and Organic Loads on Feeding by Coral Reef Surgeonfishes. PLOS ONE 12,e0169479 (2017).

Recreational uses

OA: Review of the Marine Recreational Information Program. (National Academies Press, 2017).

Restoration

Hotaling-Hagan, A., Swett, R., L. Ellis, R. & Frazer, T. K. A spatial model to improve site selection for seagrass restoration in shallow boating environments. Journal of Environmental Management 186, 42 - 54 (2017).

Sea-level rise, coastal flooding, and storm events

Zickfeld, K., Solomon, S. & Gilford, D. M. Centuries of thermal sea-level rise due to anthropogenic emissions of short-lived greenhouse gases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017).

Antonioli, F. et al. Sea-level rise and potential drowning of the Italian coastal plains: Flooding risk scenarios for 2100. Quaternary Science Reviews 158, 29 - 43 (2017).

Social-Ecological Systems

Gustavsson, M., Riley, M., Morrissey, K. & Plater, A. J. Exploring the socio-cultural contexts of fishers and fishing: Developing the concept of the ‘good fisher’. Journal of Rural Studies 50, 104 - 116 (2017).

Carvalho, A. N., Vasconcelos, P., Piló, D., Pereira, F. & Gaspar, M. B. Socio-economic, operational and technical characterisation of the harvesting of gooseneck barnacle (Pollicipes pollicipes) in SW Portugal: Insights towards fishery co-management. Marine Policy 78, 34 - 44 (2017).

Spatial patterns of species

OA: Riofrío-Lazo, M., Arreguín-Sánchez, F. & Páez-Rosas, D. Population Abundance of the Endangered Galapagos Sea Lion Zalophus wollebaeki in the Southeastern Galapagos Archipelago. PLOS ONE 12, e0168829 (2017).

Hashim, M. et al. Using fisher knowledge, mapping population, habitat suitability and risk for the conservation of dugongs in Johor Straits of Malaysia. Marine Policy 78, 18 - 25 (2017).

Tools and Data

OA: Menegon, S., Sarretta, A., Barbanti, A., Gissi, E. & Venier, C. Open source tools to support Integrated Coastal Management and Maritime Spatial Planning. PeerJ Preprints (2016).