Sustaining Large Marine Ecosystems: The Human Dimension

Edited by T A Hennessey and Jon G. Sutinen 
Elsevier  May 2005  

Hardback  380 pp  ISBN 9780444510266      £95.00
  • First book to ever publish that focuses on the human dimension of large marine ecosystem management
  • Offers set of guidelines for possible interrelationship management programs
  • Addresses taxing issues and problems pertaining to the world's marine ecosystems
  • Provides a matrix of the interdependence of economic, social, cultural and governance elements
The shift away from the management of individual resources to the broader perspective of ecosystems is no longer confined to academia and think tanks where it first began; the ecosystem paradigm also is beginning to take root in government policy and programs.

This volume provides innovative and timely approaches for improving and sustaining socioeconomic benefits from LMEs. The authors describe methodologies and actions for moving forward in halting the downward resource sustainability spiral and advancing toward the recovery of depleted fish stocks, restoration of degraded habitats, and reduction and control of pollution within the framework of an ecosystem-based approach for the governance of LMEs.

Readership: Marine biologists, Ecologists, Social Scientists, Students


Part I. Large Marine Ecosystems, Social Theory and LME Management Methodology

  • The Large Maine Ecosystems Approach for Assessment and Management of Ocean Coastal Waters (Kenneth Sherman)
  • The Human Dimension in Ecosystem Management: Institutional Performance and The Sea Grant Paradigm (Ronald Baird)
  • A Framework for Monitoring and Assessing Socioeconomics and Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems (Jon G. Sutinen- lead author, with Patricia Clay, Christopher L. Dyer, Steven F. Edwards, John Gates, Thomas A. Grigalunas, Timothy M. Hennessey, Lawrence Juda, Andrew W. Kitts, Phillip N. Logan, John J. Poggie, Jr., Barbara Pollard Rountree, Scott R. Steinback, Eric M. Thunberg, Harold F. Upton, and John B. Waldon)
  • Governance Profiles and the Management of Large Marine Ecosystems (Lawrence Juda and Timothy Hennessey)
  • A Total Capital Approach to the Management of Large Marine Ecosystems: Case Studies of Two Natural Resource Disasters (Christopher L. Dyer and John J. Poggie)
  • Ownership of Multi-Attribute Fishery Resources in Large Marine Ecosystems (Steven F. Edwards)

Part II. Economic Activity and the Cost of Ownership

  • 7. Economic Activity Associated with the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems: Application of an Input-Output Approach (Porter Hoagland, Di Jin, Eric Thunberg, and Scott Steinback)
  • 8. Portfolio Management of Fish Communities in Large Marine Ecosystems (Steven F. Edwards, Jason S. Link and Barbara P. Roundtree)
  • 9. Fish Habitat: A Valuable Ecosystem Asset ( Harold F. Upton and Jon G. Sutinen)
  • 10. The Economic Values of Atlantic Herring in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem: Linking Hydrodynamic and Economic Models for Benefit Estimation (Thomas A. Grigalunas, James J. Opaluch, Jerry Diamantides and Dong-Sik Woo)
  • 11. Eutrophication in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem: Linking Hydrodynamic and Economic Models for Benefit Estimation (Thomas A Grigalunas, James J. Opaluch and Meifeng Luo)
  • 12. Valuing Large Marine Ecosystem Fishery Losses Because of Disposal of Sediments: A Case Study (Thomas Grigalunas, James J. Opaluch and Meifeng Luo)

Part III. The Role of Governance and Institutions

  • 13. Emergence of a Science Policy-Based Approach to Ecosystem-Oriented Management of Large Marine Ecosystems (F.J. Gable)
  • 14. Applications of the Large Marine Ecosystem Approach Toward World Summit Targets (Alfred Duda and Kenneth Sherman)
  • 15. The Evolution of LME Management Regimes: The Role of Adaptive Governance (Timothy M. Hennessey)
  • 16. An Evaluation of the Modular Approach to the Assessment and Management of Large Marine Ecosystems (Hanling Wang)

Editors' Conclusion (Timothy Hennessey and Jon G. Sutinen)

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