Mapping Human Impacts to Massachusetts Marine Ecosystems

Principal Investigators:

Benjamin S. Halpern, and Carrie V. Kappel

Given the diversity of human uses and natural resources that converge in coastal waters, the potential independent and cumulative impacts of those uses on marine ecosystems are important to consider during ocean planning. This study was designed to support the development and implementation of the 2009 Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. Its goal was to estimate and visualize the cumulative impacts of human activities on coastal and marine ecosystems in the state and federal waters off of Massachusetts. For this study, regional ecosystem experts... more

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Report or White Paper Kappel, Carrie V.; Halpern, Benjamin S. 2012. Mapping cumulative impacts of human activities on marine ecosystems. SeaPlan. Boston.
"Mapping Human Impacts to Massachusetts Marine Ecosystems" is project ID: 12498