Red tides are algal blooms that have caused significant ecological and
economic damage in Florida. Different nations and regions have addressed
harmful algal blooms such as red tides a variety of ways including distinct
strategies designed to prevent, control and or mitigate the negative effects
of a bloom. While a...
Non-market valuation research has produced value estimates for over forty
threatened and endangered (T&E) species, including mammals, fish, birds,
and crustaceans. Increasingly Stated Preference Choice Experiments
(SPCE) are utilized for valuation, as the format offers flexibility for policy
analysis and may reduce certain types of response biases as compared to...
Existing research on the effectiveness of marine protected areas narrowly focuses on developing sets of management
indicators tied to outcomes described in management plans or on the achievement of a single objective such as an
increase in the size or number of older, more fecund female fish in a protected...
The push for ecosystem based management has opened up not only for including more of the natural
systems when managing fish resources, but also a broader perspective on the human systems, and the
diverse activities in the sea. This is reflected for instance in the EU Maritime Policy where fisheries...
Increased demands on our coastal ecosystems, due to increased
development, over-fishing and population growth are threatening many
environmental goods and the amenities associated with these well
functioning ecosystems. Few to no markets exist for ecosystem services,
such as those provided by healthy sea grass beds or water quality benefits
What do you say when you have only a minute to explain to a municipal official why keeping track of the number of bird species found in a park may help make decisions about park management? Talk of significant differences among treatments or testing theory will likely meet with glazed...