Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research

By Karen Alexander Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is an approach that aims to cover the entire social-ecological system, to sustain ecosystem health, integrity and resilience to disturbances, requiring the integration of social, economic and ecological considerations. However, anecdotally, EBM has not delivered the promised benefits. Many management organisations have adopted the…

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Incorporating marine and coastal recreational and tourism use and values into ecosystem based management decision-making

Project Outline and objectives Recreational and tourism uses of the marine environment are often considered benign in terms of environmental impact and perhaps for this reason, few resources are allocated to undertaking research into these uses of the marine environment, particularly in terms of spatial use data and any values…

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