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Crow’s paper on marine spatial planning is out in PNAS

Crow, with Ben Halpern and Carrie Kappel, looks at the tradeoffs between wind energy, whale watching, and two commercial fisheries in Massachusetts, using spatial arrangement of the wind farms as the control variable. They plot out a four-dimensional Pareto efficiency … Continue reading

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MPAs in the news

News article in this week’s NatureĀ gives a good overview of where we are globally with respect to marine protected areas. http://www.nature.com/news/ocean-conservation-uncertain-sanctuary-1.9568

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James’ paper is now officially published

There’s a 2-page “Author summary” in the print issue, the main article is online as PNAS Plus. Watson, J.R., D.A. Siegel, B.E. Kendall, S. Mitarai, A. Rassweiller, and S. D. Gaines. 2011. Identifying critical regions in small-world marine metapopulations. Proceedings … Continue reading

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Just published: Pushing the limits in marine species distribution modelling: lessons from the land present challenges and opportunities

Robinson, L. M., Elith, J., Hobday, A. J., Pearson, R. G., Kendall, B. E., Possingham, H. P. and Richardson, A. J. (2011), Pushing the limits in marine species distribution modelling: lessons from the land present challenges and opportunities. Global Ecology … Continue reading

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New paper on MPA spacing and dispersal

Blowes, Shane Andrew, and Sean R. Connolly. In press. Risk spreading, connectivity, and optimal reserve spacing. Ecological Applications. [doi:10.1890/11-0952.1] Two important processes determining the dynamics of spatially structured populations are dispersal and the spatial covariance of demographic fluctuations. Spatially explicit … Continue reading

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