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Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management with Nonlinear Ecological Functions and Values
A common assumption is that ecosystem services respond linearly to changes in habitat size. This assumption leads frequently to an “all or none” choice of either preserving coastal habitats orExpand
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Integrating indigenous ecological knowledge and customary sea tenure with marine and social science for conservation of bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) in the Roviana Lagoon, Solomon
Indigenous ecological knowledge and customary sea tenure may be integrated with marine and social science to conserve the bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) in the Roviana Lagoon, WesternExpand
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Integrating customary management into marine conservation
In many parts of the world, there is increasing interest among scientists, managers, and communities in merging long-enduring customary practices such as taboos that limit resource use withExpand
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Ecosystem services as a common language for coastal ecosystem-based management.
Ecosystem-based management is logistically and politically challenging because ecosystems are inherently complex and management decisions affect a multitude of groups. Coastal ecosystems, which lieExpand
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Customary Sea Tenure in Oceania as a Case of Rights-based Fishery Management: Does it Work?
  • S. Aswani
  • Biology
  • Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
  • 1 August 2005
This paper outlines the general characteristics of customary sea tenure (CST) in Oceania and identifies areas in which these characteristics overlap with modern rights-based fisheries managementExpand
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Fishing in the dark-local knowledge, night spearfishing and spawning aggregations in the Western Solomon Islands
Abstract Within the marine conservation community there is considerable interest in combining local knowledge and science to achieve management objectives. Yet there remain few studies which haveExpand
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Incorporating Fishermen' s Local Knowledge and Behavior into geographical information Systems (giS) for Designing marine Protected areas in Oceania
Drawing on our experience in establishing marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Roviana and Vonavona Lagoons, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, this paper shows how a geographical information system (GIS)Expand
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Assessing the Effects of Changing Demographic and Consumption Patterns on Sea Tenure Regimes in the Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands
Abstract This paper investigates how sea tenure institutions in the Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands, mediate among population, consumption, and the environment. The focus is on explaining how growthExpand
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Indigenous Ecological Knowledge as Situated Practices: Understanding Fishers’ Knowledge in the Western Solomon Islands
In this article, we draw on research among fisherfolk of Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands, to examine certain episte- mological assumptions of the "indigenous knowledge" concept. We describe howExpand
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Scientific Evaluation in Women’s Participatory Management: Monitoring Marine Invertebrate Refugia in the Solomon Islands
This paper summarizes the results of a women’s community-based marine protected area that has been successful in sustaining invertebrate biological resources and in promoting strong communityExpand
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