Navigation Links
ICCB symposium to examine ecosystem management

Ecosystem-based management experts working in diverse settings in the US and beyond will speak at the 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology in Baltimore on Thursday July 25 on what the field can learn from projects already underway, what difference such integrated management efforts are making, and what the future of research and practice in this area should be.

"Ecosystem-scale restoration efforts, particularly in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, highlight the often fragmented management of these vulnerable and highly valued ecosystems," said Brown conservation scientist and Assistant Professor Heather Leslie, who co-organized the 8-10 a.m. symposium with colleague Karen McLeod of COMPASS. "With the creation of the 2010 National Ocean Policy, we have more opportunities than ever before to manage human activities in oceans in integrated and proactive ways."

There's no single way to advance ecosystem-based management, Leslie will report, based on her six-site investigation of ecosystem-based management projects in the US, Mexico, and the Pacific island region.

"Our results highlight the diversity of ecosystem-based strategies people have employed in the US and around the world, as well as some of the common challenges that arise," she said. "By combining research approaches from multiple disciplines, we are much better able to learn from these efforts and more effectively sustain coastal marine ecosystems in the future."

A particular focus of the panel is the integrated nature of ecosystem-based management projects, which include attention not only to the ecology of marine species and habitats, but also to human interactions with those ecosystems. Leslie's National Science Foundation-supported research in Mexico's Gulf of California, for example, has examined how integrated research on the social and ecological dimensions of small scale fishing can yield unexpected information about the effects of both environmental and regulatory changes (

The symposium session builds on McLeod and Leslie's 2009 Island Press book on the science and practice of marine ecosystem-based management: Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans.

In addition to Leslie, other speakers include Erica Goldman of COMPASS, Steven Yaffee of the University of Michigan, Andrew Lipsky of SeaPlan, Cristina Lasch of the Nature Conservancy and Patrick Christie of the University of Washington.


Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Related biology news :

1. 5th Annual Advances in Biomolecular Engineering Symposium
2. Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainability -- Symposium May 16-18
3. Coral reef experts to present latest coral reef science during July symposium
4. FirstMark Exhibiting and Presenting at the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians 55th Annual Postgraduate Symposium
5. Topics to be discussed during July International Coral Reef Symposium
6. MARC Travel Awards announced for the 26th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society
7. The genomics symposium to boost the further development of cancer research
8. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium
9. Symposium: Protein-Folding Diseases: Models & Mechanisms
10. FDAs 2012 Science Writers Symposium
11. Danforth Plant Science Center hosts 14th Annual Fall Symposium
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) has ... - Technology and Patent Infringement Risk Analysis" report ... --> Fingerprint sensors using capacitive technology represent ... sensor vendor Idex forecasts an increase of 360% of ... and of the fingerprint sensor market between 2014 and ...
(Date:11/18/2015)... York , November 18, 2015 ... Research has published a new market report titled  Gesture ... Trends, and Forecast, 2015 - 2021. According to the report, ... 2014 and is anticipated to reach US$29.1 bn by ... 2021. North America dominated ...
(Date:11/16/2015)... Calif. , Nov 16, 2015  Synaptics ... of human interface solutions, today announced expansion of ... TouchView ™ touch controller and display driver ... revolution of smartphones. These new TDDI products add ... TD4100 (HD resolution), TD4302 (WQHD resolution), and TD4322 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... Frederick, MD (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 ... ... management solutions provider, announces that its best selling system laboratory animal colony management ... ezColony® Cloud today, without investing in on-site IT resources., , ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... global meeting this month and Dr. J. Kyle Mathews will join ... includes the new single site hysterectomy. , An experienced urogynecologist, founder of Plano ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... , ... Global Stem Cells Group today announced ... Marriott. The Global Stem Cells Group GMP facility is equipped with the most ... researchers and practitioners, experienced in administering stem cell protocols using highly manipulated cells. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)...  Culprits beware, a University at Albany research ... is taking crime scene fingerprint identification to a ... -->   --> Photo ... --> Halámek and his team ... concept for identifying whether a culprit is male ...
Breaking Biology Technology: