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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

The Potential for Using Invasive Zebra Mussel Biomass as a Supplement to Commercial Chicken Feed

For the week of 6 October 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

There's a new thought-provoking article out from Environmental Management entitled, Making the Best of a Pest: The Potential for Using Invasive Zebra Mussel (Dreissena Polymorpha) Biomass as a Supplement to Commercial Chicken Feed. The authors fed ground dried zebra mussels to chickens for 14 days, showing that indeed the birds would eat such a supplement. Protein and caloric levels were lower than expected, however. You may read the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Assessing Social – Ecological Trade-Offs to Advance Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

For the week of 29 September 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

I am pleased to announce that we're in the process of overhauling the Literature Library in an effort to provide integration with bibliographic and citation systems such as Mendeley, Zotero, and BibTex. I hope you like it! You'll notice a few of the latest literature items below utilize the new and improved format.

A few things to note regarding the Literature Library during the transition:

  • The literature library has moved to http://openchannels.org/literature.
  • Old items will be accessible via the openchannels.org/literature-library/ nomenclature until they are migrated.
  • If you subscribe to the Literature Library's RSS feed, be sure to update the URL to http://openchannels.org/literature/rss.
  • Email notifications of new literature items are not available right now, but they will be when the migration is complete (otherwise, you'd get alerts for all 3200+ titles as we migrate them - and I'm sure you don't want that!).
  • If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at nwehner [at] openchannels.org

Now, the updates: new from PLoS ONE comes, Assessing Social – Ecological Trade-Offs to Advance Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management. The authors utilized an "optimization model to address the actual fisheries management challenge of trading-off the recovery of collapsed cod stocks versus the health of ecologically important forage fish populations." You may access the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Maps, laws and planning policy: Working with biophysical and spatial uncertainty in the case of sea level rise

For the week of 22 September 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Environmental Science & Policy has published, Maps, laws and planning policy: Working with biophysical and spatial uncertainty in the case of sea level rise. The authors used Queensland, Australia as a case study for coastal zone planning with sea-level rise. Eight factors were found to provide notable challenges in regard to "errors, uncertainties and variability in physical, geographical and biological processes." You may access the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Mapping seabird sensitivity to offshore wind farms

For the week of 15 September 2014

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLoS ONE has now published, Mapping seabird sensitivity to offshore wind farms, in which the authors utilized GIS with the Seabird Mapping and Sensitivity Tool (SeaMaST) to examine seabirds interacting with wind farms in England's seas. Seabird surveys from 1979-2012 were used in the analysis to produce sensitivity maps to aid maritime spatial planning on both collision and displacement effects. You may download the full-text for free using the link below.

Happy reading!
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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