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Marine conservation : science, policy, and management

Author: G Carleton Ray; Jerry McCormick-Ray
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
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Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ray, G. Carleton.
Marine conservation.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2014
(DLC) 2013014734
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Carleton Ray; Jerry McCormick-Ray
ISBN: 9781118714430 1118714431 9781118714409 1118714407 9781118714416 1118714415 1405193476 9781405193474 9781299988569 1299988563
OCLC Number: 841199230
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. In Pursuit of Marine Conservation --
1.1. emergence of modern marine conservation --
1.2. Defining "marine conservation" --
1.3. Marine conservation's scope --
1.4. Adapting marine conservation to the 21st century --
References --
2. Marine Conservation Issues --
2.1. Igniting marine conservation concern --
2.2. Primary issues: loss of marine biodiversity --
2.3. Secondary issues: human activities --
2.4. Tertiary issues: emergent and unintended consequences --
2.5. challenge for the 21st century --
References --
3. Marine Conservation Mechanisms --
3.1. toolkit --
3.2. Biological conservation --
3.3. Spatially explicit conservation --
3.4. Governance: policy, strategy, tactics --
3.5. Policy instruments for marine conservation --
3.6. Management concepts --
3.7. Agents for conservation --
3.8. Conclusion --
References --
4. Marine Systems: The Base for Conservation --
4.1. systems approach --
4.2. Dynamic planetary forces --
4.3. Major ocean structures and conditions --
4.4. Planetary cycles --
4.5. Major planetary interfaces --
4.6. dynamic coastal realm --
4.7. coastal realm: an ecosystem of global importance --
4.8. ecosystem concept --
4.9. Ecosystem base for conservation --
References --
5. Natural History Of Marine Organisms --
5.1. What is natural history? --
5.2. Darwinian evolution --
5.3. Diversity of marine life --
5.4. Life history --
5.5. Biological associations --
5.6. Biogeographic patterns in space and time --
5.7. Biotic functional diversity --
5.8. "Seascape" as an organizing principle --
5.9. Natural history: the basis for conservation --
References --
6. Chesapeake Bay: Estuarine Restoration With An Environmental Debt --
6.1. great shellfish bay --
6.2. Ecological linkages to natural wealth --
6.3. Eastern oyster: quintessential estuarine species --
6.4. From resource abundance to ecosystem change --
6.5. Bay restoration: chartering a course --
6.6. People shall judge --
References --
7. Bering Sea Seals and Walruses: Responses to Environmental Change / Igor Krupnik --
7.1. short history of dramatic change --
7.2. Biophysical setting --
7.3. Marine mammals of the southeastern Bering Sea --
7.4. Ice-dependent pinnipeds of the northern Bering Sea --
7.5. Do large marine mammals matter? --
7.6. conflict arena --
7.7. Cultural factors: subsistence hunting, traditional knowledge, and community well-being --
7.8. Are Beringian pinnipeds and the Bering Sea ecosystem at risk --
References --
8. Bahamas: Conservation for a Tropical Island Nation --
8.1. nation of islands --
8.2. Biophysical and social setting --
8.3. Conservation issues --
8.4. Governance for sustainability --
8.5. Island system at a crossroads --
References --
9. Isles of Scilly: Sustaining Biodiversity / Richard M. Warwick --
9.1. Setting the scene --
9.2. Physical and biogeographic setting --
9.3. Measuring and measures of biodiversity --
9.4. Sustaining biodiversity from possible threats --
9.5. Conservation legislation, mechanisms, and voluntary actions --
9.6. conservation status of Scilly --
References --
Suggested readings --
10. Gwaii Haanas: From Conflict to Cooperative Management / N.A. Sloan --
10.1. Nation-to-nation pursuit of land-sea conservation --
10.2. Natural heritage --
10.3. Cultural and commercial heritage --
10.4. Integrating land-sea conservation --
10.5. Crucible for ecosystem-based management --
References --
11. South Africa: Coastal-Marine Conservation and Resource Management in a Dynamic Socio-Political Environment / Allan Heydorn --
11.1. challenge for governance --
11.2. South Africa's coastal realm: physical, biotic, and human setting --
11.3. Major conservation issues of South African coasts --
11.4. Coastal resource management: past and present --
11.5. In pursuit of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve --
11.6. future of coastal management in South Africa --
References --
12. Species-Driven Conservation of Patagonian Seascapes / Victoria Zavattieri --
12.1. Darwin's Patagonia --
12.2. conservation dilemma --
12.3. Oceanographic and biogeographic settings --
12.4. Conservation setting: the status of a non-pristine ocean --
12.5. Seascape species: a first approach to setting conservation priorities --
12.6. From seascape spaces to important foraging areas --
12.7. concept of "Large Ocean Reserves" --
12.8. first step towards a Patagonian Sea LOR: candidate areas for conservation --
12.9. Making slow progress --
References --
Suggested readings --
13. From Being to Becoming: A Future Vision --
13.1. new normal --
13.2. From being --
13.3. To Becoming --
13.4. Emerging concepts for marine conservation --
13.5. Look to the future --
References.
Responsibility: G. Carleton Ray and Jerry McCormick-Ray.
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