Finding Common Ground in Marine Conservation and Management

Principal Investigator(s): 

Ray Hilborn and Boris Worm

There is increasing concern among scientists and the general public about the current state of marine fisheries and their supporting ecosystems. Recent scientific progress on this topic has been partly overshadowed by significant controversy on how to assess marine resources and how to address current problems in ocean management.

How Species Coexist in a Competitive World

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Natural communities may consist of hundreds of species. How do all these species coexist and why do some regions support more species than others?

National Science Foundation Readers’ Favorites

The story most viewed by visitors to the NSF web site in 2006 was Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services, from NCEAS’ Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning Working Group.

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Temperature Control of Larval Dispersal and the Implications for Marine Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation

Sea Urchin larvaMary I. O’Connor, John F. Bruno, Steven D. Gaines, Benjamin S. Halpern, Sarah E. Lester, Brian P. Kinlan, and Jack M. Weiss
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104, 4 (2007)

Network of Marine Protected Areas for California’s North Coast to Be Designed

As California nears completion of its proposal for the Central Coast, the next phase of implementation of Marine Life Protection Act begins. 

The Macroecology of Marine Cleaning Mutualisms

Sergio R. Floeter, Diego P. Vázquez, and Alexandra S. Grutter

Journal of Animal Ecology 76, 1 (2007)

Editor's Choice, Science 314, 5806 (2006)

A Global Crisis for Seagrass Ecosystems

Robert J. Orth, Tim J. B. Carruthers, William C. Dennison, Carlos M. Duarte, James W. Fourqurean, Kenneth L. Heck Jr., A. Randall Hughes, Gary A. Kendrick, W. Judson Kenworthy, Suzanne Olyarnik, Frederick T. Short, Michelle Waycott, and Susan L. Williams

BioScience 56, 12 (2006)


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