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A Crystal Ball for Forests?

Analyzing the Social-Ecological Impacts of Forest Conservation and Management over the Long Term

Daniel C. Miller, Pushpendra Rana, and Catherine Benson Wahlén

questions through a review of the broad interdisciplinary literature that assesses forest conservation and management impacts on biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, and poverty alleviation in developing countries. It focuses particular

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Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, and Alaka Wali

-cultural (institutions, networks, knowledge systems) and ecological (biodiversity, habitat, ecosystem services) components and their combined ability to respond to disturbances ( Gunderson and Holling 2002 ). “Measuring” social-ecological resilience is particularly

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Green Out of the Blue, or How (Not) to Deal with Overfed Oceans

An Analytical Review of Coastal Eutrophication and Social Conflict

Alix Levain, Carole Barthélémy, Magalie Bourblanc, Jean-Marc Douguet, Agathe Euzen, and Yves Souchon

Despite harmful local consequences on coastal communities and biodiversity for many decades, eutrophication of marine systems due to high levels of nutrient loading of human origin has only recently gained public visibility ( Diaz and Rosenberg

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Scratches on our sovereignty?

Analyzing conservation politics in the Sundarbans

Jayashree Vivekanandan

–Brahmaputra river basin carries over a billion tons of sediment load annually, four times that of all the European rivers combined ( Centre for Science and Environment, 2012 , p. 34). One of the most biodiversity rich regions in Asia, the Sundarbans was recognized

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Navigating Shifting Regimes of Ocean Governance

From UNCLOS to Sustainable Development Goal 14

Ana K. Spalding and Ricardo de Ycaza

conservation actions, broadly defined to include issues such as genetic resources, biodiversity, and life-supporting ecosystems, were considered in more detail in other international fora or by individual nation-state laws. A holistic vision for the

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Leadership for sustainability

Protecting the environment

Wanjira Mathai and Ma. del Socorro Aguilar Cucurachi

today we do not have to fight as hard as we used to because people understand the centrality of the environment in our daily lives. You do not have to tell people today that it is important to protect biodiversity. You do not have to tell people today

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Eugene N. Anderson, Jodie Asselin, Jessica diCarlo, Ritwick Ghosh, Michelle Hak Hepburn, Allison Koch, and Lindsay Vogt

important contribution to studies of the resulting conflict between conserving wildlife and conserving agriculture. Like other writers, she concludes that well-managed farming can maintain or even increase biodiversity, while simple exclusion of economic

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Documenting Sea Change

Ocean Data Technologies, Sciences, and Governance

Kathleen M. Sullivan

the Ocean Biodiversity Information System, now a project of UNESCO's International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE). Other data portals include some or another crucial oceanic topic under an umbrella covering ocean and terrestrial

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Danielle M. Purifoy

, tree plantations are mono-crop landscapes that are difficult to support without chemical inputs, such as pesticides and fertilizers. The trees are planted in rows and the plantations provide very little biodiversity and viable habitat and sustenance for

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Ocean Thinking

The Work of Ocean Sciences, Scientists, and Technologies in Producing the Sea as Space

Susannah Crockford

biodiversity attempts to survive offer conflicting overlaps and intersections ( Lowe 2006 ). Extraction of the ocean's resources for both scientific and subsistence purposes continues, unabated, often with disastrous impacts. The necessity of exploiting ocean