Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans / Edition 2

Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans / Edition 2

by Karen McLeod
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597261548

ISBN-13: 9781597261548

Pub. Date: 05/22/2009

Publisher: Island Press


Conventional management approaches cannot meet the challenges faced by ocean and coastal ecosystems today. Consequently, national and international bodies have called for a shift toward more comprehensive ecosystem-based marine management. Synthesizing a vast amount of current knowledge, Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans is a comprehensive guide to…  See more details below

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Conventional management approaches cannot meet the challenges faced by ocean and coastal ecosystems today. Consequently, national and international bodies have called for a shift toward more comprehensive ecosystem-based marine management. Synthesizing a vast amount of current knowledge, Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans is a comprehensive guide to utilizing this promising new approach.
 
At its core, ecosystem-based management (EBM) is about acknowledging connections. Instead of focusing on the impacts of single activities on the delivery of individual ecosystem services, EBM focuses on the array of services that we receive from marine systems, the interactive and cumulative effects of multiple human activities on these coupled ecological and social systems, and the importance of working towards common goals across sectors. Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans provides a conceptual framework for students and professionals who want to understand and utilize this powerful approach. And it employs case studies that draw on the experiences of EBM practitioners to demonstrate how EBM principles can be applied to real-world problems.
 
The book emphasizes the importance of understanding the factors that contribute to social and ecological resilience —the extent to which a system can maintain its structure, function, and identity in the face of disturbance. Utilizing the resilience framework, professionals can better predict how systems will respond to a variety of disturbances, as well as to a range of management alternatives. Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans presents the latest science of resilience, while it provides tools for the design and implementation of responsive EBM solutions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597261548
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/22/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Foreword - Lessons from the Ice Bear,
Preface - A Puget Sound Story,
Acknowledgments,
PART 1 - Setting the Stage,
CHAPTER 1 - Why Ecosystem-Based Management?,
CHAPTER 2 - What Do Managers Need?,
PART 2 - Conceptual Basis for Ecosystem-Based Management,
CHAPTER 3 - The Oceans as Peopled Seascapes,
CHAPTER 4 - Resilience Science,
CHAPTER 5 - Ecological Cross-Scale Interactions,
CHAPTER 6 - Valuing Ecosystem Services,
PART 3 - Connecting Concepts to Practice,
CHAPTER 7 - Monitoring and Evaluation,
CHAPTER 8 - Ecosystem Service Trade-offs,
CHAPTER 9 - Integrating Local and Traditional Ecological Knowledge,
CHAPTER 10 - Building the Legal and Institutional Framework,
PART 4 - Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice,
CHAPTER 11 - Morro Bay, California, USA,
CHAPTER 12 - Puget Sound, Washington, USA,
CHAPTER 13 - Gulf of California, Mexico,
CHAPTER 14 - Eastern Scotian Shelf, Canada,
CHAPTER 15 - Chesapeake Bay, USA,
CHAPTER 16 - Lessons from National-Level Implementation Across the World,
CHAPTER 17 - State of Practice,
PART 5 - Looking Ahead,
CHAPTER 18 - Toward a New Ethic for the Oceans,
CHAPTER 19 - Ways Forward,
About the Editors of Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans,
Contributor Biographies,
Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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