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Aquaculture’s struggle for space: the need for coastal spatial planning

For the weeks of 3 & 10 July 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Aquaculture Environment Interactions has published, Aquaculture’s struggle for space: the need for coastal spatial planning and the potential benefits of Allocated Zones for Aquaculture (AZAs) to avoid conflict and promote sustainability. "Here, we assess the need for coastal spatial planning, emphasising the establishment of suitable areas for the development of marine aquaculture, termed Allocated Zones for Aquaculture (AZAs), in which aquaculture has secured use and priority over other activities, and where potential adverse environmental impacts and negative interactions with other users are minimised or avoided. We review existing examples of marine aquaculture spatial development worldwide and discuss the proper use of site selection in relation to different legal and regulatory requirements."

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 $1,567.05.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Climate change and marine fisheries: Least developed countries top global index of vulnerability

For the week of 26 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Climate change and marine fisheries: Least developed countries top global index of vulnerability. "We calculate a vulnerability index of 147 countries by drawing on the most recent data related to the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries. Building on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change framework for vulnerability, we first construct aggregate indices for exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity using 12 primary variables. Seven out of the ten most vulnerable countries on the resulting index are Small Island Developing States, and the top quartile of the index includes countries located in Africa (17), Asia (7), North America and the Caribbean (4) and Oceania (8). More than 87% of least developed countries are found within the top half of the vulnerability index, while the bottom half includes all but one of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development member states."

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 $572.65.

P.S.: We're taking next week off, so your next Literature Update will be delivered on 12 July.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Uneven adaptive capacity among fishers in a sea of change

For the week of 21 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Uneven adaptive capacity among fishers in a sea of change. "[...] Explicit attention to the heterogeneity of fishers’ connections to fisheries at the level of the individual has been largely ignored. We illustrate the ubiquitous nature of these connections by constructing a typology of commercial fishers in the state of Maine based on the different fisheries that fishers rely on to sustain their livelihoods and find that there are over 600 combinations. We evaluate the adaptive potential of each strategy, using a set of attributes identified by fisheries experts in the state, and find that only 12% of fishers can be classified as being well positioned to adapt in the face of changing socioeconomic and ecological conditions."

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 $910.50.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Using choice models to inform large marine protected area design

For the week of 12 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Marine Policy has published, Using choice models to inform large marine protected area design. "Research on the human dimensions of LMPAs is limited, though comprehensive policy analysis requires an understanding of the full range of social, cultural and economic benefits associated with LMPA designation. This paper addresses this need by employing a stated preference choice experiment survey of U.S. west coast households to examine public preferences for different protected area designs sited off the U.S. west coast."

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 $826.70.

P.S. For those cost-aware readers, this issue marks over $15,000 worth of pay-walled research sent out since we started tabulating costs at the end of February. We expect it to cost over $45,000 for an individual to purchase/rent a single copy of each paper from their respective publishers at the conclusion of year one. Only 11% of our users are from academia – so that means roughly 89% of people reading this newsletter do not have university subscriptions to pay-walled journals. Thanks to those of you working to make your research freely-available to all!

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Will communities “open-up” to offshore wind? Lessons learned from New England islands in the United States

For the week of 5 June 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Energy Research & Social Science has published, Will communities “open-up” to offshore wind? Lessons learned from New England islands in the United States. "National-scale polls demonstrate high levels of public support for developing renewable energy while local opposition has led to delays and cancelations of renewable energy projects around the world. What makes for robust public engagement processes to reject or site renewable energy projects? [...] Decision processes perceived as effective occurred when (1) participants, including experts and local stakeholders, learned from each other while reconciling technical expertise with citizen values; and (2) outcomes included the provision of collaboratively negotiated community benefits."

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 $351.60.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools

For the week of 29 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Nature Ecology & Evolution has published, Our path to better science in less time using open data science tools. "Reproducibility has long been a tenet of science but has been challenging to achieve—we learned this the hard way when our old approaches proved inadequate to efficiently reproduce our own work. Here we describe how several free software tools have fundamentally upgraded our approach to collaborative research, making our entire workflow more transparent and streamlined. By describing specific tools and how we incrementally began using them for the Ocean Health Index project, we hope to encourage others in the scientific community to do the same—so we can all produce better science in less time."

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 $571.35.

Happy reading,
-Allie Brown & Nick Wehner

Determining conservation potential of an opportunistically defined MPA boundary using fish telemetry

For the week of 22 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Biological Conservation has published, Determining conservation potential of an opportunistically defined MPA boundary using fish telemetry. "This study used acoustic telemetry to investigate movements of reef fish relative to the boundary of the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument (VICRNM) in Coral Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands. Although created to enhance ecosystem protection, VICRNM boundaries were established purely on the basis of adjacency to public versus privately owned lands. Transmitters were implanted into a diversity of reef fish species representative of the local community whose movements were logged for one year on an array of acoustic-receivers that were positioned within, outside, and along the MPA boundary."

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 $793.85.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

Ocean Research Priorities: Similarities and Differences among Scientists, Policymakers, and Fishermen

For the week of 15 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

BioScience has published, Ocean Research Priorities: Similarities and Differences among Scientists, Policymakers, and Fishermen in the United States. "A recently published survey that probed research priorities of marine scientists, when provided to ocean stakeholders, revealed some agreement on priorities but also illuminated key differences. Ocean acidification, cumulative impacts, bycatch effects, and restoration effectiveness were in the top 10 priorities for scientists and stakeholder groups. Significant priority differences were that scientists favored research questions about ocean acidification and marine protected areas; policymakers prioritized questions about habitat restoration, bycatch, and precaution; and fisheries sector resource users called for the inclusion of local ecological knowledge in policymaking."

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 $1,715.55.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation

For the week of 8 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Biological Conservation has published, Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation. "This review and supporting materials provides a succinct yet comprehensive reference for conservation scientists and practitioners. We contend that the social sciences can help facilitate conservation policies, actions and outcomes that are more legitimate, salient, robust and effective."

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 $771.35.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

Integrating conservation and economic objectives in MPA network planning: A case study from New Zealand

For the week of 1 May 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Biological Conservation has published, Integrating conservation and economic objectives in MPA network planning: A case study from New Zealand. "Here, using the distributions of 102 biodiversity features and 7 extractive uses we trial the systematic conservation planning software Zonation as a decision-support tool to facilitate progress towards New Zealand's commitment to establishing a representative network of MPAs while providing for economic development."

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 $1,502.80.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

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