The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration

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For the week of 13 February 2017

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Ecological Applications has published a new paper, The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration. The authors performed "a synthesis of 235 studies with 954 observations from restoration or rehabilitation projects of coral reefs, seagrass, mangroves, saltmarshes, and oyster reefs worldwide, and evaluate cost, survival of restored organisms, project duration, area, and techniques applied. Findings showed that while the median and average reported costs for restoration of one hectare of marine coastal habitat were around US$80 000 (2010) and US$1 600 000 (2010), respectively, the real total costs (median) are likely to be two to four times higher."

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Table of Contents

Aquaculture and Seafood

Summary available: Narita, D. & Rehdanz, K. Economic impact of ocean acidification on shellfish production in Europe. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 60, 500 - 518 (2017).

OA: Cashion, T., Le Manach, F., Zeller, D. & Pauly, D. Most fish destined for fishmeal production are food-grade fish. Fish and Fisheries (2017).

Climate Change and Human Impacts

OA: Goulet, T. L., Shirur, K. P., Ramsby, B. D. & Iglesias-Prieto, R. The effects of elevated seawater temperatures on Caribbean gorgonian corals and their algal symbionts, Symbiodinium spp. PLOS ONE 12, e0171032 (2017).

OA: Runting, R. K. et al. Incorporating climate change into ecosystem service assessments and decisions: a review. Global Change Biology 23, 28 - 41 (2017).

Community perceptions and attitudes

Mason, J. G., Rudd, M. A. & Crowder, L. B. Ocean Research Priorities: Similarities and Differences among Scientists, Policymakers, and Fishermen in the United States. BioScience (2017).

Corals

OA: Goulet, T. L., Shirur, K. P., Ramsby, B. D. & Iglesias-Prieto, R. The effects of elevated seawater temperatures on Caribbean gorgonian corals and their algal symbionts, Symbiodinium spp. PLOS ONE 12, e0171032 (2017).

DeCarlo, T. M. et al. Community production modulates coral reef pH and the sensitivity of ecosystem calcification to ocean acidification. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (2017).

Barkley, H. C., Cohen, A. L., McCorkle, D. C. & Golbuu, Y. Mechanisms and thresholds for pH tolerance in Palau corals. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 489, 7 - 14 (2017).

Camacho, R. A. & Steneck, R. S. Creating a TURF from the bottom-up: Antigua's community-based coral reef no-take reserve. Bulletin of Marine Science 93, 217 - 232 (2017).

Decision-making

Summary available: Vasileiou, M., Loukogeorgaki, E. & Vagiona, D. G. GIS-based multi-criteria decision analysis for site selection of hybrid offshore wind and wave energy systems in Greece. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 73, 745 - 757 (2017).

Economics

OA: Bayraktarov, E. et al. The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration. Ecological Applications 26, 1055 - 1074 (2016).

Ecosystem Services and Uses

OA: Runting, R. K. et al. Incorporating climate change into ecosystem service assessments and decisions: a review. Global Change Biology 23, 28 - 41 (2017).

Ecosystem-based management (EBM)

Wondolleck, J. M. & Yaffee, S. Lewis. Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice: Different Pathways, Common Lessons. Island Press (2017).

Fisheries

Costello, C. Fish harder; catch more?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, 1442 - 1444 (2017).

Food for Thought

OA: Borja, A., Elliott, M., Uyarra, M. C., Carstensen, J. & Mea, M. Editorial: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Science in Assessing the Health Status of Marine Ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 4 (2017).

Local or traditional knowledge

Reineman, D. R., Thomas, L. N. & Caldwell, M. R. Using local knowledge to project sea level rise impacts on wave resources in California. Ocean & Coastal Management 138, 181 - 191 (2017).

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Hayes, C. T., Baumbach, D. S., Juma, D. & Dunbar, S. G. Impacts of recreational diving on hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) behaviour in a marine protected area. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 25, 79 - 95 (2017).

Camacho, R. A. & Steneck, R. S. Creating a TURF from the bottom-up: Antigua's community-based coral reef no-take reserve. Bulletin of Marine Science 93, 217 - 232 (2017).

Fastelli, P. et al. Plastic litter in sediments from a marine area likely to become protected (Aeolian Archipelago's islands, Tyrrhenian sea). Marine Pollution Bulletin 113, 526 - 529 (2016).

Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)

Kafas, A. et al. ScotMap: Participatory mapping of inshore fishing activity to inform marine spatial planning in Scotland. Marine Policy 79, 8 - 18 (2017).

Georgios, T. & Nikolaos, R. Maritime spatial planning and spatial planning: Synergy issues and incompatibilities. Evidence from Crete island, Greece. Ocean & Coastal Management 139, 33 - 41 (2017).

Natural Sciences

OA: Gabriele, C. M. et al. Natural history, population dynamics, and habitat use of humpback whales over 30 years on an Alaska feeding ground. Ecosphere 8, e01641 (2017).

Ocean acidification

Summary available: Narita, D. & Rehdanz, K. Economic impact of ocean acidification on shellfish production in Europe. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 60, 500 - 518 (2017).

DeCarlo, T. M. et al. Community production modulates coral reef pH and the sensitivity of ecosystem calcification to ocean acidification. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (2017).

Barkley, H. C., Cohen, A. L., McCorkle, D. C. & Golbuu, Y. Mechanisms and thresholds for pH tolerance in Palau corals. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 489, 7 - 14 (2017).

Offshore Energy

Summary available: Vasileiou, M., Loukogeorgaki, E. & Vagiona, D. G. GIS-based multi-criteria decision analysis for site selection of hybrid offshore wind and wave energy systems in Greece. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 73, 745 - 757 (2017).

Pollution and Marine Debris

Fastelli, P. et al. Plastic litter in sediments from a marine area likely to become protected (Aeolian Archipelago's islands, Tyrrhenian sea). Marine Pollution Bulletin 113, 526 - 529 (2016).

Hardesty, B. D. & Wilcox, C. A risk framework for tackling marine debris. Analytical Methods (2017).

Recreational uses

Hayes, C. T., Baumbach, D. S., Juma, D. & Dunbar, S. G. Impacts of recreational diving on hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) behaviour in a marine protected area. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 25, 79 - 95 (2017).

Remote Sensing and GIS

Summary available: Vasileiou, M., Loukogeorgaki, E. & Vagiona, D. G. GIS-based multi-criteria decision analysis for site selection of hybrid offshore wind and wave energy systems in Greece. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 73, 745 - 757 (2017).

Restoration

OA: Bayraktarov, E. et al. The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration. Ecological Applications 26, 1055 - 1074 (2016).

Risk assessment

Hardesty, B. D. & Wilcox, C. A risk framework for tackling marine debris. Analytical Methods (2017).

Sea-level rise, coastal flooding, and storm events

Reineman, D. R., Thomas, L. N. & Caldwell, M. R. Using local knowledge to project sea level rise impacts on wave resources in California. Ocean & Coastal Management 138, 181 - 191 (2017).

Seafloor mining

OA: Jones, D. O. B. et al. Biological responses to disturbance from simulated deep-sea polymetallic nodule mining. PLOS ONE 12, e0171750 (2017).

Soundscapes and acoustics

Paxton, A. B. et al. Seismic survey noise disrupted fish use of a temperate reef. Marine Policy 78, 68 - 73 (2017).

Tourism

OA: Drumm, A., Rodríguez, A., Danelutti, C. & Santarossa, L. Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism Manual. A guide to discover the MEET approach. IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and MEET Network (2016).