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Regime Shifts and Spatial Resilience in a Coral Reef Seascape

Ecosystems are shaped by natural processes such as predator–prey interactions and climate, as well as by human activities such as harvesting and pollution. Resilient ecosystems are able to absorb disturbances, but chronic stressors may reduce the capacity of an ecosystem to cope with change. The ability of ecosystems to absorb disturbance and at the same … Read more Regime Shifts and Spatial Resilience in a Coral Reef Seascape

Understanding Tradeoffs in Fishers Decision Making: Catch, Distance, and Safety Influence Where Fishers Fish

Here we explore the tradeoffs between the distances that gleaning and non-gleaning fishers travelled, and the benefits they gained. We found that gleaners stayed close to their starting location and obtained larger, more valuable catches when they travelled further. Non-gleaning fishers travelled four times further on average, but travelling far did not correspond to larger … Read more Understanding Tradeoffs in Fishers Decision Making: Catch, Distance, and Safety Influence Where Fishers Fish

Understanding tradeoffs in fishers decision making: catch, distance, and safety influence where fishers fish

Here we explore the tradeoffs between the distances that gleaning and non-gleaning fishers travelled, and the benefits they gained. We found that gleaners stayed close to their starting location and obtained larger, more valuable catches when they travelled further. Non-gleaning fishers travelled four times further on average, but travelling far did not correspond to larger … Read more Understanding tradeoffs in fishers decision making: catch, distance, and safety influence where fishers fish

Basic biogeography: estimating biodiversity and mapping nature

This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Three knowledge shortfalls The fundamental taxonomic units of conservation biogeography Spatial distributions: from genes to biogeographical regions Mapping function Natural units in the marine realm Riddle, B.R., R.J. Ladle, S.A. Lourie and R.J. Whittaker. 2011. Basic Biogeography: Estimating Biodiversity and Mapping Nature, in Conservation Biogeography (eds R.J. Ladle and … Read more Basic biogeography: estimating biodiversity and mapping nature

The shaping of the global protected area estate

This chapter contains sections titled: Origins Typology of frameworks Terrestrial protected area schemes Marine protected areas Current trends and future directions Jepson, P.R., R.J. Whittaker and S.A. Lourie. 2011. The shaping of the global protected area estate. In: Conservation Biogeography (eds R. J. Ladle and R. J. Whittaker) John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. pp … Read more The shaping of the global protected area estate

The catch and trade of seahorses in Vietnam

Catch monitoring and surveys were used to assess the seahorse trade in Vietnam. Despite low daily catch rates, potentially 6.5 t of dried seahorses (∼2.2 million seahorses) were taken annually as bycatch by trawlers operating out of five coastal provinces of Vietnam. Individual seahorse catches were collated by a few local buyers, who supplied wholesalers … Read more The catch and trade of seahorses in Vietnam