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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

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

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