Marine Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas : A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Human-induced environmental disturbance - through fishery activities, coastal development, tourism and pollution - is a major challenge to the restoration and conservation of marine biodiversity. Synthesizing the latest research into marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management, this book provides regional and global perspectives on the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in confronting this challenge. The approach is multidisciplinary, covering all the fields involved in designating and assessing MPAs: ecology, fisheries science, statistics, economics, sociology and genetics. The book is structured around key topics, including threats to marine ecosystems and resources, the effects and effectiveness of MPAs and the scaling-up of MPA systems. Both theoretical and empirical approaches are considered. Recognizing the diversity of MPA sciences, the book also includes one part designed specifically as a practical guide to implementing scientific assessment studies of MPAs and monitoring programs.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 392 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 b/w illus. 20 tables
  • 1139153617
  • 9781139153614

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I. Threats on Marine Ecosystems and Resources: 1. Transitioning from single-sector management of marine resources to ecosystem-based management: what can marine protected areas offer? Simonetta Fraschetti, Joachim Claudet and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert; Part II. Effects of Marine Protected Areas; 2. Ecological effects of marine protected areas: conservation, restoration and functioning Joachim Claudet, Paolo Guidetti, David Mouillot, Nick T. Shears and Fiorenza Micheli; 3. Effects of marine protected areas on adjacent fisheries: evidence from empirical studies Raquel Goni, Fabio Badalamenti and Mark H. Tupper; 4. Economically optimal spatial and inter-temporal fishing patterns in a metapopulation James N. Sanchirico; 5. Social dynamics of scaling-up marine protected area declarations and management Patrick Christie and Richard Pollnac; Part III. Assessment of Marine Protected Area Effectiveness: 6. Assessing effects of marine protected areas: confounding in space and possible solutions Craig W. Osenderg, Jeff Shima, Sonja Miller and Adrian C. Stier; 7. Monitoring fisheries effects of marine protected areas: current approaches and the need for integrated assessments Vanessa Stelzenmuller and John Pinnegar; 8. Bioeconomic analysis of marine protected area fisheries effects Jean Boncoeur, Olivier Thebaud and Frederique Alban; 9. Assessing the impact of marine protected areas on society's well-being: an economic perspective Frederique Alban, Jean Boncoeur and Nicolas Roncin; 10. Constructing and validating indicators of marine protected area effectiveness Dominique Pelletier; Part IV. Scale-up of Marine Protected Area Systems: 11. The assessment of marine reserve networks: guidelines for ecological evaluation Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Joachim Claudet, Mark Carr, Jenn Caselle, Jon Day, Alan Friedlander, Sarah Lester, Thierri Lison de Loma, Brian Tissot and Dan Malone; 12. Spacing a network of marine protected areas based on connectivity data Serge Planes; 13. Effectiveness of the global network of marine protected areas Camilo Mora; 14. Conserving the largest habitat on earth: protected areas in the pelagic ocean Alistair Hobday, Edward T. Game, Hedley Grantham and Anthony J. Richardson; Index.
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'For those working in any one area related to MPAs this will be a valuable source of information on the linkages among them, and an inspiring insight into the wider dimensions, right up to the global scale.' Frontiers of Biogeography 'This new collection edited by Joachim Claudet is now the best available book on the science around marine protected areas (MPAs). Its well-published authors come from 11 countries, so the book is a good reflection of the state of the art with little geographic bias. The book is in four parts: on threats, effects inside and outside MPAs, methods for effectiveness assessment, and networks or systems. The book should be read by MPA managers and advisors, researchers, and students of conservation, ecosystem and natural resource sciences.' Mark Costello, Biological Conservation
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About Joachim Claudet

Joachim Claudet is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Perpignan, France. An ecologist, he specializes in MPAs, environmental impact assessment studies and coastal management. He also teaches international workshops on MPAs.
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