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dc.contributor.authorMuller-Karger, Frank E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKavanaugh, Maria T.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMontes, Enrique  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBalch, William M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBreitbart, Mya  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorChavez, Francisco P.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDoney, Scott C.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorJohns, Elizabeth M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLetelier, Ricardo M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLomas, Michael W.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSosik, Heidi M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Angelicque E.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-23T19:47:48Z
dc.date.available2014-10-23T19:47:48Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.citationOceanography 27, no. 2 (2014): 18-23en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/6908
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Oceanography Society, 2014. This article is posted here by permission of The Oceanography Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Oceanography 27, no. 2 (2014): 18-23, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2014.56.en_US
dc.description.abstractContinental shelves and the waters overlying them support numerous industries as diverse as tourism and recreation, energy extraction, fisheries, transportation, and applications of marine bio-molecules (e.g., agribusiness, food processing, pharmaceuticals). Although these shelf ecosystems exhibit impacts of climate change and increased human use of resources (Halpern et al., 2012; IPCC, 2013, 2014; Melillo et al., 2014), there are currently no standardized metrics for assessing changes in ecological function in the coastal ocean. Here, we argue that it is possible to monitor vital signs of ecosystem function by focusing on the lowest levels of the ocean food web. Establishment of biodiversity, biomass, and primary productivity baselines and continuous evaluation of changes in biological resources in these economically and ecologically valuable regions requires an internationally coordinated monitoring effort that fully integrates natural, social, and economic sciences to jointly identify problems and design solutions. Such an ocean observing network is needed to protect the livelihoods of coastal communities in the context of the goals of the Future Earth program (Mooney et al., 2013) and of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (http://www.ipbes.net). The tools needed to initiate these assessments are available today.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAEW and RML have been supported by C-MORE (NSF) and the Gordon and Betty Moore and Alfred P. Sloan Foundations. FMK and EM have been supported by NASA, NOAA, NSF, and EPA. FPC was supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and NASA. HMS was supported by NASA and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. EMJ received support from NOAA. MB received support from the NSF. MTK and SCD acknowledge support from C-MORE (NSF). MWL was supported by NSF and NASA. WMB was supported by NASA and NSF.en_US
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dc.publisherThe Oceanography Societyen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.56
dc.titleA framework for a marine biodiversity observing network within changing continental shelf seascapesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5670/oceanog.2014.56


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