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A complex past: historical and contemporary fisheries demonstrate nonlinear dynamics and a loss of determinism

For the week of 24 October 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Marine Ecology Progress Series has published, A complex past: historical and contemporary fisheries demonstrate nonlinear dynamics and a loss of determinism. The authors write: "Here, nonlinear dynamics were investigated for the same species before and after significant changes in the magnitude of harvesting. We found nonlinear signatures prevalent prior to heavy industrial exploitation, and also found that these dynamics were highly deterministic. This demonstrates that nonlinearity existed in a complex marine system prior to extensive human influence and suggests such behavior may be an innate property of these populations" (emphasis added).

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

The Marine Protected Areas debate: Implications for the proposed Phakisa Marine Protected Areas Network

For the week of 17 October 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The South African Journal of Science has published, The Marine Protected Areas debate: Implications for the proposed Phakisa Marine Protected Areas Network. The author examines the arguments used in a recent debate where parties, including Ray Hilborn and Colin Attwood, "examined the need for MPA expansion; the effect of MPAs on fisheries; and the role of MPAs in fisheries management, food security and biodiversity protection; and interrogated targets to increase ocean protection."

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

From science to action: Principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making

For the weeks of 26 September – 10 October 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

We're back! Apologies for the length, as this a combined three weeks worth of updates.

The Journal of Environmental Management has published, From science to action: Principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making. The authors evaluated Australia's Ningaloo Research Program to "identify a set of principles to be implemented routinely as part of any applied research program, including; (i) stakeholder mapping prior to the commencement of research programs to identify all stakeholders, (ii) research questions to be co-developed with stakeholders, (iii) implementation of participatory research approaches, (iv) use of a knowledge broker, and (v) tailored knowledge management systems."

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Fishing livelihoods as key to marine protected areas: insights from the World Parks Congress

For the week of 19 September 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems has published, Fishing livelihoods as key to marine protected areas: insights from the World Parks Congress. "This article examines the process and outcomes of the 2014 WPC, with emphasis on the role of people (in particular, fishers) in marine conservation, and particularly in coastal MPAs. In doing so, the article examines the process of producing a Marine Statement at the end of the WPC, as a component of the final ‘Promise of Sydney’ declaration."

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

P.S.: You may finally browse the OpenChannels Literature Library by tags now! You can see the full list of keyword tags we use at https://www.openchannels.org/literature-tags. Additionally, you may expand the list by clicking on the "Click here to browse by tags" box above any Literature item. Clicking on any of the tags will take you to a listing of all the publications associated with that tag, with the most recent additions at the top.

Key principles of ecosystem-based management: the fishermen's perspective

For the week of 05 September 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Fish and Fisheries has published, Key principles of ecosystem-based management: the fishermen's perspective. "[T]he underlying principles of EBM considered priorities by fishermen were systematically compared with the priorities identified in the published literature" which identified four key principles: "Sustainability, Stakeholder Involvement, Develop Long-Term Objectives and Use of All Forms of Knowledge." You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Insights on Industry Engagement from Marine Recreational Use Studies in the Northeast U.S.

For the week of 29 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

SeaPlan has published a new report on Insights on Industry Engagement from Marine Recreational Use Studies in the Northeast U.S. The report and associated website provide a distillation of insights and best practices on engaging stakeholders and industries to collect human use data for use in marine spatial planning. You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

P.S. I've updated the Literature Library to differentiate between an article's full-text PDF, summaries, and other associated documents. You may now see right in the main listing and search results if a summary (e.g. one from the awesome folks at Science for Environment Policy) is available for a particular item in the library. Enjoy!

Integrating Climate Change Resilience Features into the Incremental Refinement of an Existing Marine Park

For the week of 22 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

PLOS ONE has published, Integrating Climate Change Resilience Features into the Incremental Refinement of an Existing Marine Park. "This study used Marxan conservation planning software with fine-scale shallow water (<20 m) bathymetry and habitat maps, models of major benthic communities for deeper water, and comprehensive human use information from Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia to identify climate change resilience features to integrate into the incremental refinement of the marine park." You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Costs of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef

For the week of 15 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Australia's for Department of Environment and Heritage Protection has released a new report on the Costs of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef. The report estimates that cost to be US $6.3 billion, AU $8.2 billion. You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Lobster and Ocean Planning: A Spatial Characterization of the Lobster Fishery for the New England Regional Planning Body

For the week of 08 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

The Island Institute has published a new report, Lobster and Ocean Planning: A Spatial Characterization of the Lobster Fishery for the New England Regional Planning Body. "The Island Institute used interviews with Maine lobstermen to better understand spatial use patterns in the lobster fishery, and how lobstermen view new and shifting uses of the ocean in the context of their lobster fishing businesses. Lobstermen were selected in all lobster management zones, with an emphasis on lobstermen who fish federal waters because the developing New England Regional Ocean Plan focuses on federal waters." You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

Public Interest in Marine Citizen Science: Is there Potential for Growth?

For the week of 01 August 2016

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

BioScience has published, Public Interest in Marine Citizen Science: Is there Potential for Growth?. The authors interviewed over 1,000 marine users and found "the type of research organization involved in a project played a role in people's willingness to share information" (among plenty of other interesting results). You may download the full-text using the link above.

As always, if we've missed anything, please feel free to let me know. You may simply reply to this message, or you may email me directly at nwehner [at] openchannels.org.

Happy reading,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager

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