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The Role of Temperature in Determining Species' Vulnerability to Ocean Acidification

For the week of 7 July 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

From PLoS ONE comes, The Role of Temperature in Determining Species' Vulnerability to Ocean Acidification: A Case Study Using Mytilus galloprovincialis. The authors examined the blue mussel species' response to increasing temperature and acidity. They found "the effects of OA on shell growth are highly dependent on temperature." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The High Seas and Us: Understanding the Value of High-Seas Ecosystems

For the week of 30 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Global Ocean Commission has published a new report, The High Seas and Us: Understanding the Value of High-Seas Ecosystems. The report examines 15 ecosystem services of the high seas. It also places "values in the context of the costs of improved governance and management of human activities in the high seas with a particular focus on improved marine protection." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Ecosystem goods and services in marine protected areas

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Special thanks to OpenChannels member Anne McCrone for submitting the New Zealand Department of Conservation's new report on Ecosystem Goods and Services in Marine Protected Areas. The report "summarises the ES of coastal and marine areas, including marine protected areas...and provides an estimate of their values, based on a benefit-transfer of values from the literature." You may download the report for free using the link below.

Happy reading,
-Nick


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Marine Spatial Planning, Current Status in Sweden

For the week of 16 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management has published a new report, Marine Spatial Planning – Current Status 2014. The report examines the progress Sweden has made with marine spatial planning in terms of cultural history, aquaculture, tourism, extraction, and plenty more. You may download the full report for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Governance, management, and local development for more effective MPAs

For the week of 9 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published the Open Access article, From measuring outcomes to providing inputs: Governance, management, and local development for more effective marine protected areas. The "paper briefly discusses the potential ecological and socio-economic outcomes of MPAs then reviews the literature on three categories of inputs – governance, management, and local development – that lead to effective MPAs." You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Sea basin maritime spatial planning

For the week of 2 June 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published, Sea basin maritime spatial planning: A case study of the Baltic Sea region and Poland. The authors examine the MSP process in Poland which just started in November 2013. You may download the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager


Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning

For the week of 26 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies has an article of interest, Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning. The paper details stakeholder engagement from Scotland's ongoing marine planning process. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies has an article of interest, Councils in Partnership: A local authority perspective on Marine Spatial Planning. The paper details stakeholder engagement from Scotland's ongoing marine planning process. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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Consequences of a Government-Controlled Agricultural Price Increase on Fishing & the Coral Reef Ecosystem in Kiribati

For the week of 19 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from PLoS One comes, Consequences of a Government-Controlled Agricultural Price Increase on Fishing and the Coral Reef Ecosystem in the Republic of Kiribati. The authors "examined the direct and indirect economic and ecological effects of an increase in the government-controlled price for the primary agricultural product in [Kiribati]." These increased costs lead to increased fishing effort which may have caused "a 20% decrease in fish stocks and 4% decrease in coral reef-builders." You may download the full-text using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Marine protected areas in a welfare-based perspective

For the week of 12 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from the journal Marine Policy comes, Marine protected areas in a welfare-based perspective. The authors examine the implementation of an MPA with a bioeconomic model to provide further evidence that MPAs are generally a great investment. You may download the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The creation of coastal space – how local ecological knowledge becomes relevant

For the week of 5 May 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

New from Maritime Studies comes, The creation of coastal space – how local ecological knowledge becomes relevant, in which the authors examine the use of Local Ecological Knowledge for resource management in Norway. You may download the full-text PDF for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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