For the week of 30 September 2019
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Proceedings of the Royal Society has published, The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy.
Abstract: The distributions of migratory species in the ocean span local, national and international jurisdictions. Across these ecologically interconnected regions, migratory marine species interact with anthropogenic stressors throughout their lives. Migratory connectivity, the geographical linking of individuals and populations throughout their migratory cycles, influences how spatial and temporal dynamics of stressors affect migratory animals and scale up to influence population abundance, distribution and species persistence. Population declines of many migratory marine species have led to calls for connectivity knowledge, especially insights from animal tracking studies, to be more systematically and synthetically incorporated into decision-making. Inclusion of migratory connectivity in the design of conservation and management measures is critical to ensure they are appropriate for the level of risk associated with various degrees of connectivity. Three mechanisms exist to incorporate migratory connectivity into international marine policy which guides conservation implementation: site-selection criteria, network design criteria and policy recommendations. Here, we review the concept of migratory connectivity and its use in international policy, and describe the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean system, a migratory connectivity evidence-base for the ocean. We propose that without such collaboration focused on migratory connectivity, efforts to effectively conserve these critical species across jurisdictions will have limited effect.
As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let us know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email Allie directly at: abrown [at] openchannels.org.
You can read everything (not just the free stuff) we have found this week at https://www.openchannels.org/literature-update/2019-10-02.
Additionally, you can browse literature by the week we've added it at https://www.openchannels.org/literature-by-week.
Thank you for being part of the OpenChannels Community,
– Allie Brown, Raye Evrard, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team
Aquaculture, Seafood, and Food Security
OA: Kulesz, M. M., Lundh, T., De Koning, D. J. & Lagerkvist, C. J. Dissuasive effect, information provision, and consumer reactions to the term ‘Biotechnology’: The case of reproductive interventions in farmed fish. PLOS ONE 14, e0222494 (2019).
Coastal and Offshore Energy
Preprint: González-Gorbeña, E., Pacheco, A., Plomaritis, T. A., Ferreira, Ó. & Sequeira, C. Estimating the optimum size of a tidal array at a multi-inlet system considering environmental and performance constraints. Applied Energy 232,292 - 311 (2018).
Distributions of Species
OA: Correia, A. M. et al. A dataset of cetacean occurrences in the Eastern North Atlantic. Scientific Data 6, (2019).
Fisheries and Fisheries Management
OA: Sumaila, R. et al. Updated estimates and analysis of global fisheries subsidies. Marine Policy 109, 103695 (2019).
Governance and Legal Frameworks
OA: Dunn, D. C. et al. The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286,20191472 (2019).
Human Impacts on the Environment
OA: Trannum, H. C. et al. Epifaunal and infaunal responses to submarine mine tailings in a Norwegian fjord. Marine Pollution Bulletin 149, 110560 (2019).
Pollution and Marine Debris
OA: Harris, L. S. T. & Carrington, E. Impacts of microplastic vs. natural abiotic particles on the clearance rate of a marine mussel. Limnology and Oceanography Letters (2019). doi:10.1002/lol2.10120
OA: Forrest, A. et al. Eliminating Plastic Pollution: How a Voluntary Contribution From Industry Will Drive the Circular Plastics Economy. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, (2019).
OA: Sonam, C., Prasad, Y., Anwar, S. & Kumar, C. Mathematical modelling and analysis of plastic waste pollution and its impact on the ocean surface. Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science (In Press). doi:10.1016/j.joes.2019.09.005
Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
OA: Nurhuda, A., Mubarak, M. & Sutikno, S. Analysis of coastal vulnerability of Rangsang Island due to climate changes. Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management 6, 1907 - 1914 (2019).