Journal of Marine Sciences

Ecosystem-Based Management of Pacific Islands


Publishing date
15 Dec 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2010

1Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, P.O. Box 1346, Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744, USA

2Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, P.O. Box 1346, Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744, USA and National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 735 State Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

3National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, 735 State Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA


Ecosystem-Based Management of Pacific Islands

Description

Human activities are seriously affecting marine ecosystems globally. The continued challenge of managing marine ecosystems within complex socioecological contexts using conventional management approaches over the past century has led to the emergence of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) approaches. EBM is defined as a comprehensive, integrated science-based approach to management that considers all components of the entire ecosystem, including humans. The goal of EBM is to manage natural resources in such a way as to sustain the structure, function, resilience, and diversity of natural ecosystems while still allowing humans use of the goods and services those ecosystems provide.

The focus of this special issue will be biophysical and social science foundations of EBM of marine resources of Pacific Islands. Pacific Islands face distinct challenges in terms of climate change and dependence on coastal and marine ecosystems for daily life, but also hold special promise from the accumulated knowledge of indigenous people. This issue will be a forum in which to summarize the most recent developments in the field and to discuss both the science and the management implications of the unique ecosystems of the Pacific Islands, with a special focus on the Marine National Monuments throughout the Pacific. Review articles in addition to the original research articles are welcome for submission. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • What do managers need and what are they managing for?
  • Management in the face of global climate change
  • Integration of science, management, local and traditional knowledge, needs, and expectations
  • Ecosystem threats, complex ecological interactions, and ecosystem resilience: measuring and predicting change
  • Monitoring and evaluation: tools, techniques, and trends
  • Connectivity and defining management units
  • Valuing ecosystem services
  • Communication and knowledge transfer
  • Education, outreach, and capacity building for change

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jmb/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 460173
  • - Research Article

Defining Boundaries for Ecosystem-Based Management: A Multispecies Case Study of Marine Connectivity across the Hawaiian Archipelago

Robert J. Toonen | Kimberly R. Andrews | ... | Brian W. Bowen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 273034
  • - Research Article

Reimaanlok: A National Framework for Conservation Area Planning in the Marshall Islands

Nicole Baker | Maria Beger | ... | Florence Edwards
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 807625
  • - Research Article

Comparative Effects of Different Disturbances in Coral Reef Habitats in Moorea, French Polynesia

Mélanie L. Trapon | Morgan S. Pratchett | Lucie Penin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 490198
  • - Research Article

Coral Diversity and the Severity of Disease Outbreaks: A Cross-Regional Comparison of Acropora White Syndrome in a Species-Rich Region (American Samoa) with a Species-Poor Region (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands)

G. S. Aeby | D. G. Bourne | ... | T. M. Work
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 783030
  • - Research Article

Gateways to Hawai‘i: Genetic Population Structure of the Tropical Sea Cucumber Holothuria atra

Derek J. Skillings | Christopher E. Bird | Robert J. Toonen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 839134
  • - Research Article

Phylogeography of the Pacific Blueline Surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigroris, Reveals High Genetic Connectivity and a Cryptic Endemic Species in the Hawaiian Archipelago

Joseph D. DiBattista | Christie Wilcox | ... | Brian W. Bowen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 765353
  • - Research Article

Genetic Analyses and Simulations of Larval Dispersal Reveal Distinct Populations and Directional Connectivity across the Range of the Hawaiian Grouper (Epinephelus quernus)

Malia Ana J. Rivera | Kimberly R. Andrews | ... | Robert J. Toonen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 247030
  • - Research Article

Conservation Status of Marine Biodiversity in Oceania: An Analysis of Marine Species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Beth A. Polidoro | Cristiane T. Elfes | ... | Kent E. Carpenter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 241610
  • - Review Article

Creating Effective Partnerships in Ecosystem-Based Management: A Culture of Science and Management

Carlie S. Wiener | Malia A. J. Rivera | ... | Hoku Johnson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 504651
  • - Research Article

Scenarios for Knowledge Integration: Exploring Ecotourism Futures in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea

E. L. Bohensky | J. R. A. Butler | D. Mitchell
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