Exploring the effectiveness of policies to reverse rapid coral reef degradation in the Philippines

Bartelet, Henry A. (2017) Exploring the effectiveness of policies to reverse rapid coral reef degradation in the Philippines. In: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. From: 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 16-20 July 2017, Cambridge, MA, USA.

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Abstract

Coral reefs around the world are facing rapid degradation caused by the impacts of climate change and growing pressures from coastal communities. In recent years, the topic has gained more attention and this has led to the implementation of coastal management programs. However, the question remains open whether these Initiatives are able to reverse the rapid decline of the reef. In this paper, the dynamics of coral reef growth and decline are explained by using a comprehensible simulation model. This model helps readers to better understand the interrelationships between the ecological environment and the human developments around the reef. Through a case study on coral reefs in the Philippines, the paper helps policy makers to evaluate the effectiveness of current coastal management programs.

Item ID: 77508
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: coral reefs; sustainability; Philippines; system dynamics; systems thinking
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Funders: Erasmus Mundus
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2023 02:54
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350801 Impacts of tourism @ 20%
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41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410203 Ecosystem function @ 20%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180201 Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems @ 100%
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