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

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 approach in principle,…

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Bridging the land-sea divide: links, interactions and trade-offs for food security and biodiversity

Project Outline and objectives: Very little work has focused on linking the interactions and trade-offs among food production systems on land and sea. The combined effects of growing human population and climate impacts on ecosystems will pose significant challenges for sustainable food production in the future. To gain better understanding…

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