NCEAS Project 6920

Marine conservation

  • Julia K. Parrish

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st January—30th September 2004Participant List  

Marine conservation is a fast emerging multi-discipline responding to the depletion of resources in the marine environment. However, unlike terrestrial conservation, or the more broadly-based conservation biology, marine conservation lacks the written material � especially single volumes which integrate across issues and approaches � to codify itself. This gap is also present in the academic realm, where the vast majority of courses on conservation lack a serious marine component. My proposed work at NCEAS is to write a textbook on marine conservation, incorporating ecology and marine biology; oceanography and physical science; fisheries and natural resource management; and law, economics, and social science.