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Author Blenckner, Thorsten ♦ Österblom, Henrik ♦ Larsson, Per ♦ Andersson, Agneta ♦ Elmgren, Ragnar
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Netherlands
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Public administration & military science ♦ Administration of economy & environment
Subject Keyword Eutrophication ♦ Persistent organic pollutants ♦ Overfishing ♦ Ecosystem-based management ♦ Climate change ♦ Environment ♦ Ecology ♦ Atmospheric Sciences ♦ Physical Geography ♦ Environmental Management ♦ Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
Abstract Ecosystem-based management (EBM) has emerged as the generally agreed strategy for managing ecosystems, with humans as integral parts of the managed system. Human activities have substantial effects on marine ecosystems, through overfishing, eutrophication, toxic pollution, habitat destruction, and climate change. It is important to advance the scientific knowledge of the cumulative, integrative, and interacting effects of these diverse activities, to support effective implementation of EBM. Based on contributions to this special issue of AMBIO, we synthesize the scientific findings into four components: pollution and legal frameworks, ecosystem processes, scale-dependent effects, and innovative tools and methods. We conclude with challenges for the future, and identify the next steps needed for successful implementation of EBM in general and specifically for the Baltic Sea.
ISSN 00447447
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-05-28
Publisher Place Dordrecht
e-ISSN 16547209
Journal AMBIO
Volume Number 44
Issue Number 3
Page Count 9
Starting Page 507
Ending Page 515


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