[Coral-List] European ISRS Bremen 2006: Reef protection and management

Nicholas Polunin N.Polunin at newcastle.ac.uk
Fri Mar 10 11:47:29 EST 2006

Welcome to the Session on reef management (co-chairs Nicholas Polunin,
Annette Muehlig-Hofmann)

Probably the most widespread set of human impacts on coral reefs is that
caused by resource exploitation. But there are many wide-on questions
about regional trajectories of decline in major resources, the baselines
from which these have come, the complex systemic consequences of this
exploitation and the interaction of these impacts with others such as
nutrient inputs and coral bleaching. A major current activity in coastal
management is area-based control of exploitation, using no-take zones
and partial closures, yet the scientific basis of such measures remains
inadequate. Understanding the socio-economic origins of these impacts is
crucial; why do people use resource-depleting and otherwise destructive
techniques, how do they perceive the resources targeted and wider
environment, and what does it take to sustain compliance through
co-management? These questions and issues will be at the heart of this
session, which welcomes original studies from around the tropics
spanning the natural and social sciences and humanities.

To submit your abstract and register for the meeting, go to
http://isrs2006.zmt.uni-bremen.de/ now!

Nicholas Polunin

Professor of Marine Environmental Science
Marine Science & Technology, Ridley Building, Newcastle University
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