LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems
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11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Ecosystem Overfishing in the Ocean (2008)
Fisheries catches represent a net export of mass and energy that can no longer be used by trophic levels higher than those fished. Thus, exploitation implies a depletion of secondary production of higher trophic levels (here the production of mass...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Fishing through Marine Food Webs (2006)
A recurring pattern of declining mean trophic level of fisheries landings, termed "fishing down the food web," is thought to be indicative of the serial replacement of high-trophic-level fisheries with less valuable, low-trophic-level fisheries as...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Regional fishery management organizations and large marine ecosystems (2016)
Regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) addressing the management of living marine resources have a long history, beginning in 1811 with the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention followed by the International Pacific Halibut Conventionin 1...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   A large marine ecosystem governance framework (2007)
A large marine ecosystem (LME) governance framework, developed from a need to effectively address the sustainable management of the shared living marine resources of the Caribbean, is proposed. The framework is based on four propositions and focus...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Considerations in Developing a Functional Approach to the Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems (1999)
Interest in the management of the environment and its resources on an ecosystem basis has been increasing, in both terrestrial and marine contexts. In recent years, the concept of the large marine ecosystem has become a point of focus at the natio...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Governance characteristics of large marine ecosystems (2010)
Marine Ecosystem (LME) concept is widely established as a large-scale approach to coastal and marine management. LME-oriented activities have focused mainly on natural sciences. Socioeconomic and governance aspects have only recently been receivin...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   The Large Marine Ecosystem approach: Application of an integrated, modular strategy in projects supported by the Global Environment Facility (2014)
This paper describes the utility and application of a methodology for monitoring, assessing and managing Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) that has been applied in projects receiving financial assistance from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) ove...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Ecosystem-Based Management in the Arctic Ocean: A Multi-Level Spatial Approach (2008)
Ecosystem-based management (EBM) first requires the identification of spatial units capturing the ecosystem structure and functions. To this end, the Arctic Council has adopted the Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) framework. Ecosystem experts have ide...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Ecosystem Management and Its Application to Large Marine Ecosystems: Science, Law, and Politics (2004)
This article discusses the implications of ecosystem management and its application to large marine ecosystems (LMEs) from a scientific, legal, and political perspective. It explores the meaning of ecosystem management and its implications for int...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   From Coast to Coast CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF TRANSBOUNDARY MANAGEMENT OF OUR SHARED OCEANS
This publication highlights how the GEF has worked with partners to improve ocean governance by working across nations to promote ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries and other marine and coastal resources, protect coastal habitats from land ba...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Sustainable development of the world's Large Marine Ecosystems (2016)
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   The Large Marine Ecosystem network approach to WSSD targets (2006)
Since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, considerable movement has been made by international organizations engaged in ocean affairs towards adopting ecosystem-based assessment and management practices. A decade lat...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Climate projections for selected large marine ecosystems (2010)
In preparation for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) modeling centers from around the world carried out sets of global climate simulations under various emission scenarios with a total of 23 couple...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Land-based nutrient loading to LMEs: A global watershed perspective on magnitudes and sources (2015)
Coastal resource management initiatives in recent years have moved towards ecosystem approaches such as embodied by Large Marine Ecosystems(LMEs).
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Rapid warming of Large Marine Ecosystems (2009)
The need to understand local effects of global climate change is most urgent in the Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) since marine ecosystem-based management requires information on the LME scale. Reported here is a study of sea surface temperature (...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services (2006)
Authors: Boris Worm, Edward B. Barbier, Nicola Beaumont, J. Emmett Duffy, Carl Folke, Benjamin S. Halpern, Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Heike K. Lotze, Fiorenza Micheli, Stephen R. Palumbi, Enric Sala, Kimberley A. Selkoe, John Human-dominated marine ec...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Increasing jellyfish populations: trends in Large Marine Ecosystems (2012)
Although there are various indications and claims that jellyfish (i.e., scyphozoans, cubozoans, most hydrozoans, ctenophores, and salps) have been increasing at a global scale in recent decades, a rigorous demonstration of this has never been pres...
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   Patterns and Variation in Benthic Biodiversity in a Large Marine Ecosystem (2015)
While there is a persistent inverse relationship between latitude and species diversity across many taxa and ecosystems, deviations from this norm offer an opportunity to understand the conditions that contribute to large-scale diversity patterns....
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   The large marine ecosystem approach to assessment and management of polar bears during climate change (2014)
11 Sep 2017 by eve | publication   A Framework for Monitoring and Assessing Socioeconomics and Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems (2000)
The ecosystem paradigm is emerging as the dominant approach to managing natural resources in the United States as well as internationally. The shift away from the management of individual resources to the broader perspective of ecosystems has not ...

 

 

 

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