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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

Inclusion of ecological, economic, social, and institutional considerations when setting targets for fisheries

For the week of 24 April 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

ICES Journal of Marine Science has published, Inclusion of ecological, economic, social, and institutional considerations when setting targets and limits for multispecies fisheries. "This study reflects on the available published literature as well as new research presented at the international ICES/Myfish symposium on targets and limits for long term fisheries management. We examine the inclusion of ecological, economic, social and institutional objectives in fisheries management, with the aim of progressing towards including all four objectives when setting management targets or limits, or both, for multispecies fisheries."

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 $1,250.34.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

Blueprints of Effective Biodiversity and Conservation Knowledge Products That Support Marine Policy

For the week of 17 April 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Frontiers in Marine Science has published, Blueprints of Effective Biodiversity and Conservation Knowledge Products That Support Marine Policy. "Here, we identify seven characteristics of a selection of online biodiversity and conservation knowledge products that contribute to their ability to support policy- and decision-making in the marine realm [...]. These characteristics include: a clear policy mandate; established networks of collaborators; iterative co-design of a user-friendly interface; standardized, comprehensive and documented methods with quality assurance; consistent capacity and succession planning; accessible data and value-added products that are fit-for-purpose; and metrics of use collated and reported."

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 $698.50.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

An adaptable toolkit to assess commercial fishery costs and benefits related to marine protected area network design

For the week of 10 April 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

F1000Research has published, An adaptable toolkit to assess commercial fishery costs and benefits related to marine protected area network design. "We conducted a case-study on the economic impact of different MPA network design strategies on the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) fisheries in Canada. The open-source R package that we developed to analyze this case study can be customized to conduct similar analyses for other systems."

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 $1,027.60.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

Navigating the seascape of ocean management: waypoints on the voyage toward sustainable use

For the week of 3 April 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

OpenChannels (yup, that's us!) has published a new manuscript from Steven Katona, Johanna Polsenberg, and several other co-authors on, Navigating the seascape of ocean management: waypoints on the voyage toward sustainable use. "The purpose of this paper is to assist policy makers, marine managers and those considering careers in this area by providing a short history of ocean management, its conceptual foundation, frameworks for modern management and examples of its application at different scales."

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 $966.25.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

Changes to the Lit Update and results from the recent survey

For the week of 27 March 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

First and foremost, a very big "thank you" to all of you who responded to the survey we sent around a few weeks ago soliciting feedback on this service. We really appreciate it! If you're interested in the full results of the survey, particularly around how subscribers handle access to pay-walled content, Nick has written a blog about this: Publish your work behind a paywall? Put up a preprint, or it won’t get read.

You'll notice a few changes based on that survey starting with this week's Literature Update.

  • Our tags/categories are now more tightly defined. We removed about a dozen tags, grouping them together with closely-related topics. We also provided unique tags for a few new categories that didn't fit well within the old system. We'll continue to add/remove tags over time, and we very much appreciate feedback on them. Overall, you should notice less repetition of content amongst tags.
  • To aid in the process of finding freely-available versions of pay-walled content, we’re now providing a link to the preprint or postprint of articles we find, where such a copy exists. We'll mark content with preprints/postprints with the "preprint" prefix in these updates.
  • Based on your requests, any submissions of pay-walled content to the Literature Library from authors (i.e. content we don't find on our own) must be accompanied by a valid link to a preprint or postprint. If you want our help in advertising your work, people need to be able to read it without paying a fee. If you don't know how to go about this process, Nick gives a primer in his blog. He's happy to help, too.
  • We've added a special listing of Freely-available Literature that allows you to browse only the content in the Literature Library that doesn't require a fee to read. Pay-walled content with preprint or postprint links will appear in this listing, in addition to open access content.
  • While many of you were very happy to see the costs next to pay-walled literature in these updates, a few respondents pointed out all the dollar-signs may be inadvertently causing these updates to be marked as spam or junk-mail. As such, we're now highlighting just the total cost at the top of the updates, and marking pay-walled content with the "subscription" prefix in these updates. Hopefully this will help.

Those are all the major changes for now. If you have any questions about these changes or the survey, please email Nick at nwehner [at] openchannels.org. We'll be back to the normal system of highlighting research in this area next week. (Also, many thanks to Victoria Martin for being our postprint guinea-pig!)

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 $814.30.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

Does Engagement in Advocacy Hurt the Credibility of Scientists?

For the week of 20 March 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Environmental Communication has published a new paper, Does Engagement in Advocacy Hurt the Credibility of Scientists? Results from a Randomized National Survey Experiment. "We conducted a randomized controlled experiment to test public reactions to six different advocacy statements made by a scientist—ranging from a purely informational statement to an endorsement of specific policies [...] Our results suggest that climate scientists who wish to engage in certain forms of advocacy have considerable latitude to do so without risking harm to their credibility, or the credibility of the scientific community."

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 $1,396.80. Please note that Marine Ecology Progress Series (MEPS) does not allow individual articles to be purchased; it requires a €4,955 annual subscription which was not included in our calculation.

P.S.: Thanks to everyone who has already completed our survey to help us improve these updates! If you haven't already taken the survey, it's only 5 questions and should only take 2-3 minutes to complete. You can take the survey here. We really appreciate it!

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner & Allie Brown

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