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Can Catch Shares Prevent Fisheries Collapse?
Recent reports suggest that most of the world's commercial fisheries could collapse within decades. Although poor fisheries governance is often implicated, evaluation of solutions remains rare.Expand
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Political economy of marine reserves: Understanding the role of opportunity costs
The creation of marine reserves is often controversial. For decisionmakers, trying to find compromises, an understanding of the timing, magnitude, and incidence of the costs of a reserve is critical.Expand
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Ecomarkets for conservation and sustainable development in the coastal zone
Because conventional markets value only certain goods or services in the ocean (e.g. fish), other services provided by coastal and marine ecosystems that are not priced, paid for, or stewarded tendExpand
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Field and online experiments on self-control
Self-control problems have recently received considerable attention from economic theorists. We conducted two studies involving behavioral interventions expected to affect performance, providing someExpand
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What Determines Social Capital in a Social–Ecological System? Insights from a Network Perspective
Social capital is an important resource that can be mobilized for purposive action or competitive gain. The distribution of social capital in social–ecological systems can determine who is moreExpand
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Why does real-time information reduce energy consumption?
We explore the causal mechanisms through which real-time information affects energy consumption by conducting a randomized-control trial with residential households in the same condominium complex in a large US city. Expand
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Social networks and environmental outcomes
Significance Understanding how social dynamics drive outcomes in environmental systems is critical to advancing global sustainability. We link comprehensive data on fishers’ information-sharingExpand
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Costly stakeholder participation creates inertia in marine ecosystems
Abstract Ecosystems often shift abruptly and dramatically between different regimes in response to human or natural disturbances. When ecosystems tip from one regime to another, the suite ofExpand
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Principles for managing marine ecosystems prone to tipping points
Abstract As climatic changes and human uses intensify, resource managers and other decision makers are taking actions to either avoid or respond to ecosystem tipping points, or dramatic shifts inExpand
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Rapid and lasting gains from solving illegal fishing
Perhaps the greatest challenge facing global fisheries is that recovery often requires substantial short-term reductions in fishing effort, catches and profits. These costs can be onerous and areExpand
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