NCEAS Project 7740

Coastal Reserves (Hosted by NCEAS)

  • Frank W. Davis

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Meeting8th—8th September 2003Participant List  
Meeting14th—16th June 2004Participant List  
Meeting27th—28th September 2004Participant List  

Systematic conservation planning in marine environments has generally operated independently of land conservation planning, despite potentially strong coupling between land use, watershed processes, and coastal riverine, estuarine and marine ecosystems. There is increasing recognition of the impacts of human activities in the coastal zone and the need for conservation policy and design of coastal management systems to account for these impacts. The goal of the working group, with funding from the Resources Legacy Fund, is to identify key principles and research needs for a scientifically credible approach to conservation site prioritization, design, and ecosystem management in coastal environments. The working group will focus on conservation planning for coupled terrestrial and marine ecosystems in Central Coastal California, but its findings will have broader applicability. The group will not conduct original field research, but will instead focus on synthesizing existing theory, data and information. We will meet several times over the course of one year.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Report or White Paper Davis, Frank W. 2004. Integrated conservation planning in coastal environments with special reference to California's Central Coast. Final Report to the Resources Legacy Fund. Sacramento, California.
Journal Article Stoms, David M.; Davis, Frank W.; Andelman, Sandy J.; Carr, Mark H.; Gaines, Steven D.; Halpern, Benjamin S.; Hoenicke, Rainer; Leibowitz, Scott; Leydecker, Al; Madin, Elizabeth M.P.; Tallis, Heather; Warner, Robert R. 2005. Integrated coastal reserve planning: Making the land-sea connection. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol: 3(8). Pages 429-436.