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Loss of an ecological baseline through the eradication of oyster reefs from coastal ecosystems and human memory.
Oyster reefs form over extensive areas and the diversity and productivity of sheltered coasts depend on them. Due to the relatively recent population growth of coastal settlements in Australia, weExpand
The Ecosystem Services of Marine Aquaculture: Valuing Benefits to People and Nature
As the world's population continues to grow, the way in which ocean industries interact with ecosystems will be key to supporting the longevity of food and social securities. Aquaculture is crucialExpand
Shellfish reef habitats: a synopsis to underpin the repair and conservation of Australia’s environmental, social and economically important bays and estuaries
This report describes the historic extent and current knowledge of Australian shellfish reefs and identifies knowledge gaps and future research priorities with the aim of supporting restorationExpand
ICES meets marine historical ecology: placing the history of fish and fisheries in current policy context
As a discipline, marine historical ecology (MHE) has contributed significantly to our understanding of the past state of the marine environment when levels of human impact were often very differentExpand
Australian shellfish ecosystems: Past distribution, current status and future direction
We review the status of marine shellfish ecosystems formed primarily by bivalves in Australia, including: identifying ecosystem-forming species, assessing their historical and current extent, causesExpand
A global spatial analysis reveals where marine aquaculture can benefit nature and people
Aquaculture of bivalve shellfish and seaweed represents a global opportunity to simultaneously advance coastal ecosystem recovery and provide substantive benefits to humanity. To identify marineExpand
Scaling-up marine restoration efforts in Australia
[Extract] Some 29% of Australian estuaries are considered to be 'extensively modified' or 'modified' – particularly those in the east, south-east and south-west (NLWRA 2002). Additional nearshoreExpand
Historical baselines in marine bioinvasions: Implications for policy and management
The human-mediated introduction of marine non-indigenous species is a centuries- if not millennia-old phenomenon, but was only recently acknowledged as a potent driver of change in the sea. WeExpand
Fish as proxies of ecological and environmental change
Anthropogenic impacts have shifted aquatic ecosystems far from prehistoric baseline states; yet, understanding these impacts is impeded by a lack of available long-term data that realisticallyExpand