Finding bridges between biodiversity research and ecosystem–based management.

Dierking, Jan, Hüssy, Karin and Laikre, Linda (2015) Finding bridges between biodiversity research and ecosystem–based management. Open Access BONUS in Brief, 2015 (2). pp. 2-3.

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Abstract

Today, it appears safe to say that in principle we know enough to improve management actions, but that existing and new knowledge is not applied to the extent needed. Adaptive policy and ecosystem-based management are considered ways forward for the future. To put things simple: this will require including more of what we know in policy and management and continuously reviewing and updating practices. The BONUS programme with projects bringing into contact integrative teams spanning broad areas of expertise from fundamental science to modellers and policy experts, but also ICES with its integrative working groups, foster a much needed basis for such adaptive management. They point the way towards a more generalised integration of the scientific, conservation, resource management and policy domains. These efforts are much needed and, if continued and expanded, will take us closer to a sustainable future for the Baltic Sea. In this article we give concrete examples based on research by three BONUS projects on how scientific information is integrated into adaptive fisheries management.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes
Refereed: No
Open Access Journal?: Yes
Projects: BONUS BIO-C3, BAMBI, INSPIRE
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 12:45
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 09:26
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/31065

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