Climate-Smart Design for Ecosystem Management: A Test Application for Coral Reefs

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For the week of 06 February 2017

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Environmental Management has published a new paper, Climate-Smart Design for Ecosystem Management: A Test Application for Coral Reefs. "Work presented in this paper includes: (1) examination of the climate-smart management cycle as it relates to coral reefs; (2) a compilation of adaptation strategies for coral reefs drawn from a comprehensive review of the literature; (3) in-depth demonstration of climate-smart design for place-based crafting of robust adaptation actions; and (4) feedback from stakeholders on the perceived usefulness of the approach. We conclude with a discussion of lessons-learned on integrating climate-smart design into real-world management planning processes and a call from stakeholders for an 'adaptation design tool' that is now under development."

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Table of Contents

Algal Blooms

OA: Le Luherne, E. et al. Influence of Green Tides in Coastal Nursery Grounds on the Habitat Selection and Individual Performance of Juvenile Fish. PLOS ONE 12, e0170110 (2017).

Aquaculture and Seafood

OA: Swartz, W., Schiller, L., U. Sumaila, R. & Ota, Y. Searching for market-based sustainability pathways: Challenges and opportunities for seafood certification programs in Japan. Marine Policy 76, 185 - 191 (2017).

OA: Smith, M. D. et al. Seafood prices reveal impacts of a major ecological disturbance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201617948 (2017).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

OA: West, J. M. et al. Climate-Smart Design for Ecosystem Management: A Test Application for Coral Reefs. Environmental Management 59, 102 - 117 (2017).

Howard, J. et al. Clarifying the role of coastal and marine systems in climate mitigation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15, 42 - 50 (2017).

Queirós, A. M. et al. Solutions for ecosystem-level protection of ocean systems under climate change. Global Change Biology 22, 3927 - 3936 (2016).

OA: Nordhaus, W. D. Revisiting the social cost of carbon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201609244 (2017).

Conservation Targets & Planning

OA: Ledec, G. C. & Johnson, S. Biodiversity offsets: a user guide. The World Bank (2016).

Corals

OA: Castro, J. M. et al. Painted Goby Larvae under High-CO2 Fail to Recognize Reef Sounds. PLOS ONE 12, e0170838 (2017).

OA: West, J. M. et al. Climate-Smart Design for Ecosystem Management: A Test Application for Coral Reefs. Environmental Management 59, 102 - 117 (2017).

Musco, L. et al. Turning casualty into opportunity: fragmenting dislodged colonies is effective for restoring reefs of a Mediterranean endemic coral. Ecological Engineering98, 206 - 212 (2017).

Eastwood, E. K., Clary, D. G. & Melnick, D. J. Coral reef health and management on the verge of a tourism boom: A case study from Miches, Dominican Republic. Ocean & Coastal Management 138, 192 - 204 (2017).

OA: Tebbett, S. B., Goatley, C. H. R. & Bellwood, D. R. Algal Turf Sediments and Sediment Production by Parrotfishes across the Continental Shelf of the Northern Great Barrier Reef. PLOS ONE 12, e0170854 (2017).

Economics

OA: Nordhaus, W. D. Revisiting the social cost of carbon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201609244 (2017).

OA: Smith, M. D. et al. Seafood prices reveal impacts of a major ecological disturbance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201617948 (2017).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

OA: West, J. M. et al. Climate-Smart Design for Ecosystem Management: A Test Application for Coral Reefs. Environmental Management 59, 102 - 117 (2017).

Danovaro, R. et al. An ecosystem-based deep-ocean strategy. Science 355, 452 - 454 (2017).

Financing

Atmodjo, E., Lamers, M. & Mol, A. Financing marine conservation tourism: Governing entrance fees in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Marine Policy 78, 181 - 188 (2017).

Fisheries management

Johanson, A. N., Oschlies, A., Hasselbring, W. & Worm, B. SPRAT: A spatially-explicit marine ecosystem model based on population balance equations. Ecological Modelling 349, 11 - 25 (2017).

Aceves-Bueno, E., Cornejo-Donoso, J., Miller, S. J. & Gaines, S. D. Are Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries (TURFs) sufficiently large?. Marine Policy 78, 189 - 195 (2017).

OA: Teh, L. S. L., Hotte, N. & U. Sumaila, R. Having it all: can fisheries buybacks achieve capacity, economic, ecological, and social objectives?. Maritime Studies 16 (2017).

Food for Thought

OA: Lubchenco, J. Environmental science in a post-truth world. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15, 3 - 3 (2017).

Invasive species management

OA: Giakoumi, S. et al. Space invaders; biological invasions in marine conservation planning. Diversity and Distributions 22, 1220 - 1231 (2016).

Management

Eastwood, E. K., Clary, D. G. & Melnick, D. J. Coral reef health and management on the verge of a tourism boom: A case study from Miches, Dominican Republic. Ocean & Coastal Management 138, 192 - 204 (2017).

Management effectiveness

White, T. D. et al. Assessing the effectiveness of a large marine protected area for reef shark conservation. Biological Conservation 207, 64 - 71 (2017).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Rhormens, M. Smith, Pedrini, Ade G. & Ghilardi-Lopes, N. Pirani. Implementation feasibility of a marine ecotourism product on the reef environments of the marine protected areas of Tinharé and Boipeba Islands (Cairu, Bahia, Brazil). Ocean & Coastal Management 139, 1 - 11 (2017).

OA: Shah, A. An Evaluation of Social Goals in Philippine Marine Protected Areas. PhD Dissertation (2016).

OA: Bumbeer, J., Cattani, A. Pereira, Chierigatti, N. Binneck & da Rocha, R. Moreira. Biodiversity of benthic macroinvertebrates on hard substrates in the Currais Marine Protected Area, in southern Brazil. Biota Neotropica 16 (2016).

White, T. D. et al. Assessing the effectiveness of a large marine protected area for reef shark conservation. Biological Conservation 207, 64 - 71 (2017).

OA: Clements, C. S. & Hay, M. E. Size matters: Predator outbreaks threaten foundation species in small Marine Protected Areas. PLOS ONE 12, e0171569 (2017).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Planning Law and Practice in Northern Ireland. 296 pp. Routledge (2017).

Models and Simulations

OA: Pletikapić, G. & DeNardis, N. Ivošević. Application of surface analytical methods for hazardous situation in the Adriatic Sea: monitoring of organic matter dynamics and oil pollution. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 17, 31 - 44 (2017).

Johanson, A. N., Oschlies, A., Hasselbring, W. & Worm, B. SPRAT: A spatially-explicit marine ecosystem model based on population balance equations. Ecological Modelling 349, 11 - 25 (2017).

Georis-Creuseveau, J., Claramunt, C. & Gourmelon, F. A modelling framework for the study of Spatial Data Infrastructures applied to coastal management and planning. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 31, 122 - 138 (2016).

Natural Sciences

OA: Lynam, C. Philip et al. Interaction between top-down and bottom-up control in marine food webs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201621037 (2017).

OA: Fernandez-Arcaya, U. et al. Ecological Role of Submarine Canyons and Need for Canyon Conservation: A Review. Frontiers in Marine Science 4 (2017).

Ocean acidification

OA: Castro, J. M. et al. Painted Goby Larvae under High-CO2 Fail to Recognize Reef Sounds. PLOS ONE 12, e0170838 (2017).

Bednaršek, N. et al. New ocean, new needs: Application of pteropod shell dissolution as a biological indicator for marine resource management. Ecological Indicators 76,240 - 244 (2017).

Pollution and Marine Debris

OA: Pletikapić, G. & DeNardis, N. Ivošević. Application of surface analytical methods for hazardous situation in the Adriatic Sea: monitoring of organic matter dynamics and oil pollution. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 17, 31 - 44 (2017).

OA: Sources, Fate and Effects of Microplastics in the Marine Environment: Part 2 of a Global Assessment. 220 pp. International Maritime Organization (2016).

Restoration

Musco, L. et al. Turning casualty into opportunity: fragmenting dislodged colonies is effective for restoring reefs of a Mediterranean endemic coral. Ecological Engineering98, 206 - 212 (2017).

Risk assessment

OA: Holsman, K. et al. An ecosystem-based approach to marine risk assessment. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 3, e01256 (2017).

Small-scale fisheries

Aceves-Bueno, E., Cornejo-Donoso, J., Miller, S. J. & Gaines, S. D. Are Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries (TURFs) sufficiently large?. Marine Policy 78, 189 - 195 (2017).

Social-Ecological Systems

OA: Shah, A. An Evaluation of Social Goals in Philippine Marine Protected Areas. PhD Dissertation (2016).

Soundscapes and acoustics

OA: Castro, J. M. et al. Painted Goby Larvae under High-CO2 Fail to Recognize Reef Sounds. PLOS ONE 12, e0170838 (2017).

Spatial patterns of species

OA: Bumbeer, J., Cattani, A. Pereira, Chierigatti, N. Binneck & da Rocha, R. Moreira. Biodiversity of benthic macroinvertebrates on hard substrates in the Currais Marine Protected Area, in southern Brazil. Biota Neotropica 16 (2016).

Tools and Data

Georis-Creuseveau, J., Claramunt, C. & Gourmelon, F. A modelling framework for the study of Spatial Data Infrastructures applied to coastal management and planning. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 31, 122 - 138 (2016).

Tourism

Rhormens, M. Smith, Pedrini, Ade G. & Ghilardi-Lopes, N. Pirani. Implementation feasibility of a marine ecotourism product on the reef environments of the marine protected areas of Tinharé and Boipeba Islands (Cairu, Bahia, Brazil). Ocean & Coastal Management 139, 1 - 11 (2017).

Atmodjo, E., Lamers, M. & Mol, A. Financing marine conservation tourism: Governing entrance fees in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Marine Policy 78, 181 - 188 (2017).

Eastwood, E. K., Clary, D. G. & Melnick, D. J. Coral reef health and management on the verge of a tourism boom: A case study from Miches, Dominican Republic. Ocean & Coastal Management 138, 192 - 204 (2017).