Human-induced environmental disturbance - through fishery activities, coastal development, tourism and pollution - is a major challenge to the restoration and conservation of marine biodiversity. Synthesizing the latest research into marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management, this book provides regional and global perspectives on the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in confronting this challenge. The approach is multidisciplinary, covering all the fields involved in designating and assessing MPAs: ecology, fisheries science, statistics, economics, sociology and genetics. The book is structured around key topics, including threats to marine ecosystems and resources, the effects and effectiveness of MPAs and the scaling-up of MPA systems. Both theoretical and empirical approaches are considered. Recognizing the diversity of MPA sciences, the book also includes one part designed specifically as a practical guide to implementing scientific assessment studies of MPAs and monitoring programs.
Author: Joachim Claudet Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 09/29/2011 Pages: 377 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.36lbs Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.70d ISBN: 9780521141086
Review Citation(s): Choice 05/01/2012
About the Author Claudet, Joachim: - Joachim Claudet is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Perpignan, France. An ecologist, he specializes in MPAs, environmental impact assessment studies and coastal management. He also teaches international workshops on MPAs.