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Folke, Steneck Coauthor Report on Marine Ecosystems Framework

July 28, 2005

Terence P. Hughes, David R. Bellwood, Carl Folke, Robert S. Steneck, and James Wilson: New paradigms for supporting the resilience of marine ecosystems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20(7):380-386.
July 2005

Pew Fellows Carl Folke and Robert S. Steneck have contributed to a review article in the July issue of Trends in Ecology and Evolution. The article discusses recent trends in "understanding and moderating human impacts on marine ecosystems." The authors focus on the temporal and spatial scale of ecosystem dynamics and management, as well as the importance of biodiversity to the function and resilience of marine ecosystems. The article provides a 'blueprint' or framework for successful governance of marine systems, which includes four key attributes: embracing uncertainty and change; building knowledge and understanding of resource and ecosystem dynamics; developing management practices that measure, interpret and respond to ecological feedback; and supporting flexible institutions and social networks in multi-level governance systems.


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