Development of tools for the practical design of marine reserves

Principal Investigators:

Alan Hastings, and Louis W. Botsford

We propose a working group to examine the general question of moving from theory to policy, specifically looking at the design of marine reserves, building on the quantitative results obtained under a previous NCEAS working group, "A Theory of Marine Reserves", by J. Lubchenco, S. Gaines and S. Palumbi. Whereas the modeling in that working group was a development of a general theory of marine reserves, the focus of the working group proposed here will be an application of that theory to specific problems. Rather than consider ideal optimal... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group27th—30th June 2002Participant List  
Working Group27th February—2nd March 2003Participant List  
Working Group8th—10th October 2003Participant List  
Working Group5th—7th January 2004Participant List  
Working Group23rd—26th May 2004Participant List  
Working Group7th—9th April 2005Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Nancy Baronnbaron@compassonline.orgSeaWeb/COMPASS
Louis W. Botsfordlwbotsford@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Daniel R. Brumbaughdbrumbaugh@amnh.orgAmerican Museum of Natural History
Mark H. Carrcarr@biology.ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Dave Fluhartyfluharty@u.washington.eduUniversity of Washington
Steven D. Gainesgaines@bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Alan Hastingsamhastings@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
David Kaplandmkaplan@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
John L. Largierjlargier@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, San Diego
Fiorenza Michelimicheli@stanford.eduStanford University
Lance Morganlance@mcbi.orgMarine Conservation Biology Institute
Andrew A. Rosenbergarosenberg@ucsusa.orgUniversity of New Hampshire
Ashley Simonsasimons@seaweb.orgSeaWeb/COMPASS
Charles Wahlecharles.wahle@noaa.govNOAA, Center for MPA Science
Robert R. Warnerwarner@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
James Wilenwilen@primal.ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Mary Yoklavichmary.yoklavich@noaa.govNOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Marissa L. Baskettmlbaskett@ucdavis.eduPrinceton University
Brian P. Gaylordbpgaylord@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Margaret A. McManusmargaret@es.ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Jamie M. CournaneJamie.Cournane@unh.eduUniversity of New Hampshire
Brian P. Kinlankinlan@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Benjamin S. Halpernhalpern@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Baskett, Marissa L.; Yoklavich, Mary; Love, Milton S. 2006. Predation, competition, and the recovery of overexploited fish stocks in marine reserves. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 63(6). Pages 1214-1229. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Baskett, Marissa L.; Micheli, Fiorenza; Levin, Simon A. 2007. Designing marine reserves for interacting species: Insights from theory. Biological Conservation. Vol: 137(2). Pages 163-179. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Botsford, Louis W.; Kaplan, David; Hastings, Alan. 2004. Sustainability and yield in marine reserve policy. American Fisheries Society Symposium. Pages 1-12. (Online version)
Journal Article Halpern, Benjamin S.; Gaines, Steven D.; Warner, Robert R. 2004. Confounding effects of the export of production and the displacement of fishing effort from marine reserves. Ecological Applications. Vol: 14(4). Pages 1248-1256. (Online version)
Journal Article Hastings, Alan; Gaines, Steven D.; Costello, Christopher. 2017. Marine reserves solve an important bycatch problem in fisheries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Kaplan, David; Botsford, Louis W. 2005. Effects of variability in spacing of coastal marine reserves on fisheries yield and sustainability. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 62. Pages 905-912. (Online version)
Journal Article Micheli, Fiorenza; Halpern, Benjamin S.; Botsford, Louis W.; Warner, Robert R. 2004. Trajectories and correlates of community change in no-take marine reserves. Ecological Applications. Vol: 14(6). Pages 1709-1723. (Online version)
"Development of tools for the practical design of marine reserves" is project ID: 5020