Marine Conservation Biology

The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity


Author: Michael E. Soulé

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597267717

Category: Nature

Page: 496

View: 1561

Marine Conservation Biology brings together for the first time in a single volume leading experts from around the world to apply the lessons and thinking of conservation biology to marine issues.

Coastal-Marine Conservation

Science and Policy


Author: G. Carleton Ray,Jerry McCormick-Ray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311247

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 521

Coastal-Marine Conservation: Science and Policy introduces studentsand managers to complex conservation and management issues facingcoastal nations of the world, their citizens, and international andnon-governmental organizations. It aims to reduce complexity andinspire a greater consensus for more effective conservationaction. Presents the coastal realm as a heterogeneous, diverseecosystem of exceptionall high biological diversity andproductivity, and where conservation challenges are most difficultand urgent Examines the critical issues facing coastal-marine conservationand the mechanisms for dealing with them Reviews the basic science required for addressing conservationissues by presenting the coastal realm as a land-sea ecosystem ofglobal significance, and by reviewing the natural-history featuresof coastal-marine organisms Presents three ecologically and latitudinally distinct"real-world" case studies to create a context for understanding ofregional systems, their cultures, and their conservation: the polarBering Sea, the temperate Chesapeake Bay, and the tropicalBahamas Makes apparent the ecological stresses on the coastal realm,increasing rates of ecosystem change, loss of ecosystem health, andfragmented governance Synthesizes the major challenges for conservation and suggestsfuture policy and management strategies, including ecosystemmanagement and needs for achieving sustainability and addressingthe environmental debt This book is intended for undergraduates and graduates takingcourses in coastal and marine conservation and management, as wellas those actively engaged in coastal-marine conservationactivities, and gives the reader a clear steer to future managementapproaches. References additional to those in the book are available at The artwork is available to download at

Marine Protected Areas and Ocean Conservation


Author: Tundi S. Agardy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080551036

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 7282

This book reviews the need for marine conservation, summarizes general measures for ocean and coastal conservation, and explains the rationale for establishing marine protected areas. The second half of the book is essentially a guideline for designing and implementing protected areas in order to make them viable and long-lasting in their effectiveness.

Marine Conservation


Author: P. Keith Probert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521326850

Category: Nature

Page: 532

View: 5064

Providing a comprehensive account of marine conservation, this book examines human use and abuse of the world's seas and oceans and their marine life, and the various approaches to management and conservation. Healthy marine ecosystems - the goods and services that they provide - are of vital importance to human wellbeing. There is a pressing need for a global synthesis of marine conservation issues and approaches. This book covers conservation issues pertinent to major groups of marine organisms, such as sharks, marine turtles, seabirds and marine mammals; key habitats, from estuaries, wetlands and coral reefs to the deep sea; and from local and regional to international initiatives in marine conservation. An ideal resource for students, researchers and conservation professionals, the book pays appropriate attention to the underlying marine biology and oceanography and how human activities impact marine ecosystems, enabling the reader to fully understand the context of conservation action and its rationale.

Dynamic Modeling for Marine Conservation


Author: Matthias Ruth,James Lindholm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461300576

Category: Science

Page: 449

View: 5747

The effects of disturbed ecosystems, from devastating algal blooms to the loss of whale populations, have demonstrated the vulnerability of the oceans'biodiversity. This book provides methods for learning how ocean systems function, how natural and human actions put them in peril, and how we can influence the marine world in order to maintain biodiversity. The difficulties of research in the oceans make computer modeling particularly helpful for marine conservation. The authors demonstrate dynamic modeling through the use of the STELLA modeling program and case studies from marine conservation.

Marine Conservation

Science, Policy, and Management


Author: G. Carleton Ray,Jerry McCormick-Ray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118714431

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 8335

Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, MarineConservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering majoradvances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is thatconservation must be informed by the natural histories of organismstogether with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystemprocesses. The authors introduce a broad range of overlappingissues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised toachieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students andconservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful,critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21stcentury. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminentlyreadable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conservingthe oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law andpolicy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superbvolume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, fromstudents and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology,Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, PrincetonUniversity

Marine Conservation Ecology


Author: John Roff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136538372

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1277

This major textbook provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine biodiversity - from global to local levels - threats to marine biodiversity, and the structure and function of marine environments as related to conservation issues. The authors describe the potential approaches, initiatives and various options for conservation, from the genetic to the species, community and ecosystem levels in marine environments. They explore methods for identifying the units of conservation, and the development of defensible frameworks for marine conservation. They describe planning of ecologically integrated conservation strategies, including decision-making on size, boundaries, numbers and connectivity of protected area networks. The book also addresses relationships between fisheries and biodiversity, novel methods for conservation planning in the coastal zone and the evaluation of conservation initiatives.

Marine Conservation


Author: Justin Healey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921507076

Category: Fishery management

Page: 44

View: 2378

Australia is an island continent with significant interests in relation to the management of its three bordering oceans (Indian, Pacific and Southern oceans), as well as the seas lying to our north (the Timor, Arafura and Coral seas). Australia lays claim to the third largest marine jurisdiction of any nation on Earth ¿ more than twice the size of its land mass. Australia¿s oceans host some of the most important marine habitats in the world. We have a clear obligation to protect the environment of our marine jurisdiction and conserve its living resources, as well as realising some its commercial potential. This book explores a range of ocean issues, including: marine species conservation; fisheries management; the protection of whales in our waters; the major impacts of climate change on marine life, including coral reefs; and marine pollution management.Chapter 1: Ocean Conservation in AustraliaChapter 2: Fisheries ManagementChapter 3 Climate Change, Reefs and Pollution ManagementGlossary; Fast facts; Web links; Index

Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe

NATURA 2000 Sites in German Offshore Waters


Author: Henning Nordheim,Dieter Boedeker,Jochen C. Krause

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354033291X

Category: Nature

Page: 263

View: 5876

This volume offers insight in the identification and selection procedure of marine protected areas in the German exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of the North - and Baltic Seas. EU Member States are obliged to establish a coherent network of protected areas, consisting of sites identified under the EC Habitats and Birds Directives. The goal of this Natura 2000 network is the conservation of biodiversity on land and in the sea. To fill important gaps in knowledge regarding the presence, abundance, and distribution of certain species and habitats in the German North- and Baltic Seas, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) initiated a detailed research programme, involving researchers from many renowned German marine research institutes. This book contains the main results of the different projects under this research programme, which formed the basis for the identification and selection of the Natura 2000 sites. Information is given on two NATURA 2000 habitats (sandbanks and reefs), and benthic species, fish, birds and marine mammals, as well as on legal aspects and implementation procedures. Last but not least the book introduces the current status of NATURA 2000 in the German EEZ. Target audience are not only scientists, but also policymakers, environmental organisations and other stakeholders, and the book includes many illustrations.

Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation


Author: John A. Cigliano,Heidi L. Ballard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317272609

Category: Nature

Page: 298

View: 9343

In recent years, citizen science has emerged as a powerful new concept to enable the general public, students, and volunteers to become involved in scientific research. A prime example is in biodiversity conservation, where data collection and monitoring can be greatly enhanced through citizen participation. This is the first book to provide much needed guidance and case studies from marine and coastal conservation. The novelty and rapid expansion of the field has created a demand for the discussion of key issues and the development of best practices. The book demonstrates the utility and feasibility, as well as limitations, of using marine and coastal citizen science for conservation, and by providing critical considerations (i.e.which questions and systems are best suited for citizen science), presents recommendations for best practices for successful marine and coastal citizen science projects. A range of case studies, for example, on monitoring of seabird populations, invasive species, plastics pollution, and the impacts of climate change, from different parts of the world, is included. Also included are discussions on engaging youth, indigenous communities, and divers and snorkelers as citizen scientists, as well as best practices on communication within citizen science, building trust with stakeholders, and informing marine policy as part of this exciting and empowering way of improving marine and coastal conservation. .

Marine Conservation Biology, The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 149703289X

Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 8133

Facts101 is your complete guide to Marine Conservation Biology, The Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Life of the Sea: Implications of Marine Population Biology to Cons ..., The Allee Effect in the Sea Don R. Levitan and Tamara M. McGovern, Extinction Risk in Marine Species Ransom A. Myers and C. Andrea Ottens ..., and Behavioral Approaches to Marine Conservation Julia K. Parrish plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Political Culture of Conservation

Citizen Action and Marine Conservation in the Monterey Bay


Author: Michelle Ann Knight

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental policy

Page: 778

View: 9533

Marine Conservation

People, Ideas and Action


Author: Bob Earll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784271763

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 1778

In the last 50 years marine conservation has grown from almost nothing to become a major topic of global activity involving many people and organisations. Marine conservation activities have been applied to a huge diversity of species, habitats, ecosystems and whole seas. Many marine conservation actions have focussed on human impacts on the marine environment from development and pollution, to the impacts of fisheries. Whilst science has provided the backbone of thinking on marine conservation, perhaps the biggest change over this period has been the use of an ever-increasing range of techniques and disciplines to further marine conservation ends. Bob Earll explores what marine conservation involves in practice by providing a synthesis of the main developments from the viewpoints of nineteen leading practitioners and pioneers who have helped shape its progress and successes. Their narratives highlight the diversity and richness of activity, and the realities of delivering marine conservation in practice with reference to a host of projects and case studies. Many of these narratives demonstrate how innovative conservationists have been - often developing novel approaches to problems where little information and no frameworks exist. The case studies described are based on a wide range of European and international projects. This book takes an in-depth look at the reality of delivering marine conservation in practice, where achieving change is often a complicated process, with barriers to overcome that are nothing to do with science. Marine conservationists will often be working with stakeholders for whom marine conservation is not a priority. This book aims to help readers describe and understand those realities, and shows that successful and inspirational projects can be delivered against the odds.

Conservation Geography

Case Studies in GIS, Computer Mapping, and Activism


Author: Charles L. Convis

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589480247

Category: Computers

Page: 219

View: 7478

Showing how GIS and geography provide a framework for ecology and conservation efforts, this book describes how new technological tools for that kind of analysis, chief among them GIS, are being used to revolutionize the work of conservation.