Assessing habitat risk from human activities to inform coastal and marine spatial planning : a demonstration in Belize

@inproceedings{Arkema2014AssessingHR,
  title={Assessing habitat risk from human activities to inform coastal and marine spatial planning : a demonstration in Belize},
  author={Katie K. Arkema and Gregory M. Verutes and Joanna R. Bernhardt and Carter W. Clarke and Samir Rosado and M. Canto and Spencer A. Wood and Mary H. Ruckelshaus and A Rosenthal and Melanie D. McField and Joann de Zegher},
  year={2014}
}
Integrated coastal and ocean management requires transparent and accessible approaches for understanding the influence of human activities on marine environments. Here we introduce a model for assessing the combined risk to habitats from multiple ocean uses. We apply the model to coral reefs, mangrove forests and seagrass beds in Belize to inform the design of the country’s first Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan. Based on extensive stakeholder engagement, review of existing… CONTINUE READING