Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Evidence of Land Stewardship Impact on the Ocean

Dr. Mark Carr, the SAT lead scientist, published a study called Integrated coastal reserve planning: making the land–sea connection in 2005. Here are his conclusions:

In a nutshell:
  • Reserve selection models optimize conservation on land or at sea, without considering the ecological interactions between the two
  • Ignoring such interactions could result in reserves failing to achieve their conservation objectives
  • Adapting a process-based conceptual model would facilitate integrated planning that transcends current methods
  • As a first step toward integrated planning, land-conservation analyses should be extended to account for effects on marine biodiversity

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