Conservation For The Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary Science In Support Of Nature And People by Phillip S. LevinConservation For The Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary Science In Support Of Nature And People by Phillip S. Levin

Conservation For The Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary Science In Support Of Nature And People

byPhillip S. LevinEditorMelissa R. Poe

Paperback | June 12, 2017

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Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary Science in Support of Nature and Peopleemphasizes strategies to better connect the practice of marine conservation with the needs and priorities of a growing global human population. It conceptualizes nature and people as part of shared ecosystems, with interdisciplinary methodologies and science-based applications for coupled sustainability.

A central challenge facing conservation is the development of practical means for addressing the interconnectedness of ecosystem health and human well-being, advancing the fundamental interdisciplinary science that underlies conservation practice, and implementing this science in decisions to manage, preserve, and restore ocean ecosystems.

Though humans have intentionally and unintentionally reshaped their environments for thousands of years, the scale and scope of human influence upon the oceans in the Anthropocene is unprecedented. Ocean science has increased our knowledge of the threats and impacts to ecological integrity, yet the unique scale and scope of changes increases uncertainty about responses of dynamic socio-ecological systems. Thus, to understand and protect the biodiversity of the ocean and ameliorate the negative impacts of ocean change on people, it is critical to understand human beliefs, values, behaviors, and impacts. Conversely, on a human-dominated planet, it is impossible to understand and address human well-being and chart a course for sustainable use of the oceans without understanding the implications of environmental change for human societies that depend on marine ecosystems and resources.

This work therefore presents a timely, needed, and interdisciplinary approach to the conservation of our oceans.



  • Helps marine conservation scientists apply principles from oceanography, ecology, anthropology, economics, political science, and other natural and social sciences to manage and preserve marine biodiversity
  • Facilitates understanding of how and why social and environmental processes are coupled in the quest to achieve healthy and sustainable oceans
  • Uses a combination of expository material, practical approaches, and forward-looking theoretical discussions to enhance value for readers as they consider conservation research, management and planning
Phillip Levin is the lead scientist of The Nature Conservancy, Washington and a Professor-of-Practice in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Levin is a conservation scientist who is interested in bridging the gaps between theory and practice in conservation, and developing modeling and s...
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Title:Conservation For The Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary Science In Support Of Nature And PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:530 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 12, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Setting the stage

1. Strategies for Bridging the Science-Policy Interface for Adaptive Solutions in the Anthropocene Jenna Sullivan, Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman, Andrew Rosenberg and Jane Lubchenco

2. Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Conservation in a Dynamic Ocean Malin Pinsky and Becca Selden

3. The Future of Species in the Anthropocene Seas Nick Dulvy and Holly Kindsvater

4. How Can the Oceans Feed 9 Billion People? Zachary Koehn, Eddie Allison, Nicole Franz and Esther Wiegers

5. Social Resilience in the Anthropocene Ocean Elena Finkbeiner, Kirsten Oleson and Jack Kittinger

II. Principles for Conservation in the Anthropocene

6. Principles for Interdisciplinary Conservation Heather Leslie

7. Creating Space for Community in Marine Conservation and Management: mapping communities-at-sea Kevin St. Martin and Julia Olson

8. Conservation Actions at Global and Local Scales in Marine Social-Ecological Systems: status, gaps, and ways forward Natalie C. Ban, Aerin Jacob, Charlotte Whitney, Darienne Lancaster, Tammy Davies and Lauren Eckert

9. Ocean Cultures: Northwest coast ecosystems and indigenous management systems Darcy Mathews and Nancy Turner

10. Blurred Lines: what's a non-native species in the Anthropocene ocean? Isabelle M. Côté

11. Can Ecosystem Services Make Conservation Normal and Commonplace? Kai Chan, Paige Olmsted, Nathan Bennett, Sarah Klain and Elizabeth A. Williams

12. Beyond Privatization: rethinking fisheries stewardship and conservation in the North Pacific Rachel Donkersloot and Courtney Carothers

13. Addressing Socio-Ecological Tipping Points and Safe Operating Spaces in the Anthropocene Ben Halpern

III. Conservation in the Anthropocene in Practice

14. Stakeholder Participation in Marine Management: the importance of transparency and rules for participation Christine Röckmann, Marloes Kraan, David Goldsborough and Luc van Hoof

15. Marine Conservation as Complex Cooperative and Competitive Human Interactions Xavier Basurto, E. Blanco, M. Nenadovic and B. Vollan

16. Transdisciplinary Research for Conservation and Sustainable Development Planning in the Caribbean Katie K. Arkema and Mary Ruckleshaus

17. Social-Ecological Trade-Offs in Baltic Sea Fisheries Management Rüdiger Voss, Martin F. Quaas, Julia Hoffmann and Jörn O. Schmidt

18. Human Rights and the Sustainability of Fisheries Sara G. Lewis, Aurora Alifano, Mariah Boyle and Marc Mangel

IV. Looking Forward

19. Implications of a Changing Climate for Food Sovereignty in Coastal British Columbia Terre Satterfield, Leslie Robertson, Nathan Vadeboncoeur and Anton Pitts 20. The Future of Modelling to Support Conservation Decisions in the Anthropocene Ocean Eva Plaganyi and Beth Fulton

21. The Big Role of Coastal Communities and Small-Scale Fishers in Ocean Conservation Anthony Charles

22. Innovations in Collaborative Science: Advancing citizen science, crowdsourcing and participatory modeling to understand and manage marine social-ecological systems Stephen Gray and Steven Scyphers

23. Looking Forward: interconnectedness in the Anthropocene ocean Melissa Poe and Phillip Levin