Conservation focus: human dimensions of coral reefs

Cinner, Joshua (2013) Conservation focus: human dimensions of coral reefs. Conservation Biology, 27 (3). pp. 441-442.

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[Extract] The articles in this "Conservation Focus" highlight emerging research on the human dimensions of coral reef con- servation. Two examine how large-scale social drivers such as socioeconomic development and markets help shape the ways societies use coral reefs. Brewer et al. (2013) examined how three key socioeconomic drivers (human population density, market access, and level of socioeconomic development) interact with fishing and habitat degradation to affect fish stocks throughout the Solomon Islands. This study makes a novel contribution by examining how socioeconomic drivers operate at multiple scales (what geographers often refer to as proximate and distal drivers). In particular, fish stocks of the species most vulnerable to overfishing are strongly related to the use of efficient fishing technology (a proximate driver), which is in turn strongly related to both market access and population density (distal drivers).

Item ID: 28709
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1523-1739
Keywords: human dimensions, coral reef
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Projects and Grants: ARC Discovery project (DP0209766)
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 09:09
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 20%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified @ 60%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 100%
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