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dc.contributor.authorGraham, William M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGelcich, Stefan  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Kelly L.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBrotz, Lucas  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPurcell, Jennifer E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMadin, Laurence P.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMianzan, Hermes  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, Kelly R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorUye, Shin-Ichi  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPitt, Kylie A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLucas, Cathy H.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBogeberg, Molly  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBrodeur, Richard D.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCondon, Robert H.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T16:23:43Z
dc.date.available2014-12-16T16:23:43Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12 (2014): 515-523en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/6993
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © Ecological Society of America, 2014. This article is posted here by permission of Ecological Society of America for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12 (2014): 515-523, doi:10.1890/130298.en_US
dc.description.abstractJellyfish are usually perceived as harmful to humans and are seen as “pests”. This negative perception has hindered knowledge regarding their value in terms of ecosystem services. As humans increasingly modify and interact with coastal ecosystems, it is important to evaluate the benefits and costs of jellyfish, given that jellyfish bloom size, frequency, duration, and extent are apparently increasing in some regions of the world. Here we explore those benefits and costs as categorized by regulating, supporting, cultural, and provisioning ecosystem services. A geographical perspective of human vulnerability to jellyfish over four categories of human well-being (health care, food, energy, and freshwater production) is also discussed in the context of thresholds and trade-offs to enable social adaptation. Whereas beneficial services provided by jellyfish likely scale linearly with biomass (perhaps peaking at a saturation point), non-linear thresholds exist for negative impacts to ecosystem services. We suggest that costly adaptive strategies will outpace the beneficial services if jellyfish populations continue to increase in the future.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis comes from National Science Foundation Grant DEB-94-21535, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the State of California.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherEcological Society of Americaen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1890/130298
dc.titleLinking human well-being and jellyfish : ecosystem services, impacts, and societal responsesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1890/130298


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