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Historical Overfishing and the Recent Collapse of Coastal Ecosystems
Ecological extinction caused by overfishing precedes all other pervasive human disturbance to coastal ecosystems, including pollution, degradation of water quality, and anthropogenic climate change.Expand
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Depletion, Degradation, and Recovery Potential of Estuaries and Coastal Seas
Estuarine and coastal transformation is as old as civilization yet has dramatically accelerated over the past 150 to 300 years. Reconstructed time lines, causes, and consequences of change in 12 onceExpand
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The Report of the Ecological Society of America Committee on the Scientific Basis for Ecosystem Management
Ecosystem management is management driven by explicit goals, executed by policies, protocols, and practices, and made adaptable by monitoring and research based on our best understanding of theExpand
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Long-Term Ecosystem Response to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
The ecosystem response to the 1989 spill of oil from the Exxon Valdez into Prince William Sound, Alaska, shows that current practices for assessing ecological risks of oil in the oceans and, byExpand
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The management of fisheries and marine ecosystems
The global marine fish catch is approaching its upper limit. The number of overfished populations, as well as the indirect effects of fisheries on marine ecosystems, indicate that management hasExpand
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Estimated enhancement of fish production resulting from restoring oyster reef habitat: quantitative valuation
We reviewed studies providing quantitative measurements of abundance of fishes and large mobile crustaceans on oyster reefs and on nearby sedimentary habitat in the southeast United States. For eachExpand
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Cascading Effects of the Loss of Apex Predatory Sharks from a Coastal Ocean
Impacts of chronic overfishing are evident in population depletions worldwide, yet indirect ecosystem effects induced by predator removal from oceanic food webs remain unpredictable. As abundances ofExpand
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Cascading of habitat degradation: Oyster reefs invaded by refugee fishes escaping stress
Mobile consumers have potential to cause a cascading of habitat degradation beyond the region that is directly stressed, by concentrating in refuges where they intensify biological interactions andExpand
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The Sustainable Biosphere Initiative: An Ecological Research Agenda: A Report from the Ecological Society of America
In this document, the Ecological Society of America proposes the Sustainable Biosphere Initiative (SBI), an initiative that focuses on the necessary role of ecological science in the wise managementExpand
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Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services Provided by Oyster Reefs
Valuation of ecosystem services can provide evidence of the importance of sustaining and enhancing those resources and the ecosystems that provide them. Long appreciated only as a commercial sourceExpand
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