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Mapping and Evaluating Marine Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services: A Transdisciplinary Delphi Forecasting Process Framework

Belgrano, Andrea and Novaglio, Camilla and Svedang, Henrik and Villasante, Sebastian and Melian, Carlos J. and Blenckner, Thorsten and Bergström, Ulf and Bryhn, Andreas and Bergström, Lena and Bartolino, Valerio and Sköld, Mattias and Tomczak, Maciej and Wikstrom, Sofia A. and Hansen, Andreas Skriver and Linke, Sebastian and Emmerson, Richard and Morf, Andrea and Tonnesson, Kajsa (2021). Mapping and Evaluating Marine Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services: A Transdisciplinary Delphi Forecasting Process Framework. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 9 , 652492
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Abstract

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are an important tool for management and conservation and play an increasingly recognised role in societal and human well-being. However, the assessment of MPAs often lacks a simultaneous consideration of ecological and socio-economic outcomes, and this can lead to misconceptions on the effectiveness of MPAs. In this perspective, we present a transdisciplinary approach based on the Delphi method for mapping and evaluating Marine Protected Areas for their ability to protect biodiversity while providing Ecosystem Services (ES) and related human well-being benefits - i.e., the ecosystem outputs from which people benefit. We highlight the need to include the human dimensions of marine protection in such assessments, given that the effectiveness of MPAs over time is conditional on the social, cultural and institutional contexts in which MPAs evolve. Our approach supports Ecosystem-Based Management and highlights the importance of MPAs in achieving restoration, conservation, and sustainable development objectives in relation to EU Directives such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive (MSPD), and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

Authors/Creators:Belgrano, Andrea and Novaglio, Camilla and Svedang, Henrik and Villasante, Sebastian and Melian, Carlos J. and Blenckner, Thorsten and Bergström, Ulf and Bryhn, Andreas and Bergström, Lena and Bartolino, Valerio and Sköld, Mattias and Tomczak, Maciej and Wikstrom, Sofia A. and Hansen, Andreas Skriver and Linke, Sebastian and Emmerson, Richard and Morf, Andrea and Tonnesson, Kajsa
Title:Mapping and Evaluating Marine Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services: A Transdisciplinary Delphi Forecasting Process Framework
Series Name/Journal:Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:9
Article number:652492
Number of Pages:10
Publisher:FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
ISSN:2296-701X
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:biodiversity, fisheries, blue economy, ecosystem-based management, human well-being, socio-ecological systems, surveys
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112138
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-112138
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DOI10.3389/fevo.2021.652492
Web of Science (WoS)000649830000001
ID Code:24416
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Department of Aquatic Resources
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:07 Jun 2021 18:43
Metadata Last Modified:08 Jun 2021 05:01

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