ECOLOGICAL CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING CANDIDATE SITES FOR MARINE RESERVES

@article{Roberts2003ECOLOGICALCF,
  title={ECOLOGICAL CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING CANDIDATE SITES FOR MARINE RESERVES},
  author={C. Roberts and S. Andelman and G. M. Branch and R. Bustamante and J. Castilla and J. Dugan and B. Halpern and K. Lafferty and H. Leslie and J. Lubchenco and D. McArdle and H. Possingham and M. Ruckelshaus and R. R. Warner},
  journal={Ecological Applications},
  year={2003},
  volume={13},
  pages={199-214}
}
Several schemes have been developed to help select the locations of marine reserves. All of them combine social, economic, and biological criteria, and few offer any guidance as to how to prioritize among the criteria identified. This can imply that the relative weights given to different criteria are unimportant. Where two sites are of equal value ecologically; then socioeconomic criteria should dominate the choice of which should be protected. However, in many cases, socioeconomic criteria… Expand

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