For the week of 31 July 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management has published, Integrated planning that safeguards ecosystems and balances multiple objectives in coastal Belize. "We assessed risk to three coastal-marine habitats posed by eight human uses and quantified current and future delivery of three ecosystem services: protection from storms, catch and revenue from lobster fishing, and tourism expenditures to identify a preferred zoning scheme. We found that a highly adaptive team of planners, scientists, and analysts can overcome common planning obstacles, including a dearth of data describing the health of the coastal zone and the many uses it supports, complicated legal and political landscapes, and limited in-country technical capacity."
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.
Estimated cost to rent or purchase all pay-walled articles included in this issue from their respective publishers: US $719.35.
P.S.: Last week, we found Oxford Press (which publishes ICES Journal of Marine Science, among many other journals) was charging $42 for an Open Access paper. If you pay a publisher to make your paper OA, definitely double-check you're getting what you paid for! If any of you paid to get a copy of Making space for shellfish farming along the Adriatic coast featured in last week's update, do make sure you get your money back from Oxford Press. Evidently Oxford Press has a history of charging for OA papers, which you can read about at Paywall Watch. If you have published with Oxford Press/ICES and had similar issues, Nick would love to hear from you. You can email him at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner