Meeting fisheries, ecosystem function, and biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world

Cinner, Joshua E., Zamborain Mason, Jessica, Gurney, Georgina G., Graham, Nicholas A.J., MacNeil, M. Aaron, Hoey, Andrew S., Mora, Camilo, Villéger, Sébastien, Maire, Eva, McClanahan, Tim R., Maina, Joseph M., Kittinger, John N., Hicks, Christina C., D'agata, Stephanie, Huchery, Cindy, Barnes, Michele L., Feary, David A., Williams, Ivor D., Kulbicki, Michel, Vigliola, Laurent, Wantiez, Laurent, Edgar, Graham J., Stuart-smith, Rick D., Sandin, Stuart A., Green, Alison L., Beger, Maria, Friedlander, Alan, Wilson, Shaun K., brokovich, Eran, Brooks, Andrew J., Cruz-Motta, Juan J., Booth, David J., Chabanet, Pascal, Tupper, Mark, Ferse, Sebastian C.A., Sumaila, U. Rashid, Hardt, Marah J., and Mouillot, David (2020) Meeting fisheries, ecosystem function, and biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world. Science, 368 (6488). pp. 307-311.

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Abstract

The worldwide decline of coral reefs necessitates targeting management solutions that can sustain reefs and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them. However, little is known about the context in which different reef management tools can help to achieve multiple social and ecological goals. Because of nonlinearities in the likelihood of achieving combined fisheries, ecological function, and biodiversity goals along a gradient of human pressure, relatively small changes in the context in which management is implemented could have substantial impacts on whether these goals are likely to be met. Critically, management can provide substantial conservation benefits to most reefs for fisheries and ecological function, but not biodiversity goals, given their degraded state and the levels of human pressure they face.

Item ID: 63024
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-9203
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. No claim to original U.S. Government Works
Research Data: http://dx.doi.org/10.25903/5e61a7f08ae39
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 07:47
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3005 Fisheries sciences > 300505 Fisheries management @ 35%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 35%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4499 Other human society > 449999 Other human society not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830299 Fisheries- Wild Caught not elsewhere classified @ 25%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 75%
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