Marine and freshwater conservation planning: from representation to persistence

Ban, Natalie C., Januchowski-Hartley, Stephanie, Alvarez-Romero, Jorge, Mills, Morena, Pressey, Robert L., Linke, Simon, and de Freitas, Debora (2013) Marine and freshwater conservation planning: from representation to persistence. In: Craighead, F. Lance, and Convis, Charles L., (eds.) Conservation Planning: shaping the future. Esri Press, Redlands, CA, USA, pp. 175-217.

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[Extract] Most of the science and practice of conservation planning has focused on terrestrial environments (Vance-Borland et al. 2008), just as this book has, with similarly threatened marine and freshwater systems receiving less attention. In contrast to land, anthropogenic changes to marine and freshwater systems are less easily observed and, until recently, the phrase "out of sight, out of mind" aptly applied to the conservation of these systems. As human impacts on marine and freshwater systems have become increasingly apparent (e.g., fisheries collapses), there has been an increasing realization that these ecosystems require protection, better resource management, and conservation (Nel et al. 2009; Sala and Knowlton 2006). Biodiversity in marine and freshwater is declining alarmingly, and humans are starting to feel the effects of reductions in ecosystem services (Worm et al. 2006). Increased conservation of marine and freshwater systems is therefore necessary, and a key part of these efforts will be conservation planning.

Item ID: 25277
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
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ISBN: 978-1-58948-263-0
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 22:41
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961303 Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9613 Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas > 961302 Protected Conservation Areas in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments @ 50%
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