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Adaptive management, international co-operation and planning for marine conservation hotspots in a changing climate

For the week of 15 December 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from Marine Policy comes the Open Access paper, Adaptive management, international co-operation and planning for marine conservation hotspots in a changing climate. The authors predict habitat-forming species (e.g. oyster beds) distributions under the effects of climate change, and map out these altered occurrences. The results predict future needs for international cooperation to manage Priority Marine Habitats. You can access the full-text using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Modelling the Spatial Behaviour of a Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fleet

For the week of 9 December 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

A bit more progress to report from our ongoing Literature Library improvements project: categorization tags are now active. The categories we use to sort literature in these updates is now available online on OpenChannels.org as well. Simply click a tag-link on any new literature item, and you'll see other titles which are also categorized in this manner. The new "related titles" block will also show you the five latest literature items we've added that are similarly tagged as the item you're viewing. We hope these features serve you well. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to reply to this email.

New from PLoS ONE comes, Modelling the Spatial Behaviour of a Tropical Tuna Purse Seine Fleet. In this Open Access paper, the authors use the Indian Ocean's tuna purse seine fishery as a case study in an examination of the fleet's spatial behavior. Through statistical modeling, they examined factors which influenced this behavior over time. You may access the full-text using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Review of Marine Spatial Planning Best Practice of Relevance to Ireland

For the week of 01 December 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Marine Institute in Ireland commissioned a study on a Review of Marine Spatial Planning Best Practice of Relevance to Ireland. The author utilized a case-study analysis in this review, so results are likely applicable to many different localities. The marine spatial planning cases examined include the Baltic Sea, Canada, Germany, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Norway, the UK, and the Netherlands.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

A decision-support tool to facilitate discussion of no-take boundaries for Marine Protected Areas during stakeholder consultation processes

For the week of 24 November 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

From the Journal for Nature Conservation comes the Open Access paper, A decision-support tool to facilitate discussion of no-take boundaries for Marine Protected Areas during stakeholder consultation processes. This method was tested for a planning process in Atlantic Canada. You can access the full-text for free using the link above.

PS: It sounds like about 50% more of you received the last issue of the Literature Update due to the omission of abstracts. Spam filters - especially Outlook - don't like science words (e.g. test, variables, we could go on but then this would be flagged, too!) so from now on we'll likely be omitting abstracts. If you'd rather have the abstracts, or you really like *not* having them, please let me know.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The MPA Issue

For the week of 17 November 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

There was *a lot* more research released over the last week due to the publication of two special issues of journals. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems published a special issue on, Building Networks of MPAs: new insights from IMPAC 3. The other comes from Advances in Marine Biology, which published the special issue, Marine Managed Areas and Fisheries.

In order to keep this update as short as possible so it will reach your inboxes (spam filters do not like long emails) I've omitted the abstracts. All of the hyperlinked titles below will take you to the respective abstracts on OpenChannels.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

A Concept of Bayesian Regulation in Fisheries Management

For the week of 10 November 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from PLoS ONE comes, A Concept of Bayesian Regulation in Fisheries Management. The authors "discuss the conditions when [Bayesian regulations] can be suitable tools to achieve sustainable yields while minimizing undesirable fluctuations in stock size or fishing effort" using Baltic Sea herring as an example species model. You may access the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Coastal Blue Carbon: methods for assessing carbon stocks and emissions factors in mangroves, tidal salt marshes, and seagrass meadows

For the week of 3 November 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

CI, UNESCO's IOC, and IUCN have published a new report, Coastal Blue Carbon: methods for assessing carbon stocks and emissions factors in mangroves, tidal salt marshes, and seagrass meadows. "The manual outlines the rationale and project design for measuring blue carbon in the field and approaches for data analysis and reporting. Effort was made to ensure consistency with international standards, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines, and other relevant sourcebooks." You may download it using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

A Guide to Evaluating Marine Spatial Plans

For the week of 27 October 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine spatial planning expert, Charles "Bud" Ehler, along with Green Fire Productions and OpenChannels.org in partnership with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have released the new Guide to Evaluating Marine Spatial Plans. The guide also features an online portion complete with video interviews of marine spatial planning experts from across the globe. We hope this guide serves you well. You may download the guide using the link below, or read more about it in our press release.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Local Ecological Knowledge and Scientific Data Reveal Overexploitation by Multigear Artisanal Fisheries in the Southwestern Atlantic

For the week of 20 October 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

One of our ongoing improvements to the Literature Library is just this very newsletter. We recognize that research very rarely falls under one lone category, so this newsletter more accurately segments research topics. We hope this will make it easier for you to find the research topics you are interested in. If you don't like this new format, or you love it, let me know (you can simply reply to this email) - we can always try a new format, or go back to the old one. Thanks!

And now to the literature: PLoS ONE has published, Local Ecological Knowledge and Scientific Data Reveal Overexploitation by Multigear Artisanal Fisheries in the Southwestern Atlantic. The authors examine the decline of fisheries in Southeastern Brazil, and interviews over 200 fisherman to compare their experience to fisheries landing data. It's interesting to note here that novice fisherman "recognized fewer species as overexploited and fishing sites as depleted than older and more experienced fishermen, indicating the occurrence of the shifting baseline syndrome." You may access the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Rapid prioritization of marine ecosystem services and ecosystem indicators

For the week of 13 October 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published an Open Access article, Rapid prioritization of marine ecosystem services and ecosystem indicators. The authors used the Gulf of Mexico as a case study for linking ecosystem services with EBM in a three-step approach. You may access the full-text using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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