Event Title

Cultural dimensions and guiding principles of coastal ecosystem-based management

Presentation Abstract

There is a growing call for tools to assess cultural values and services provided by ecosystems. In this brief presentation, we describe a model for evaluating cultural dimensions of coastal ecosystems. We focus on five fundamental cultural aspects: meanings, values and identity; local ecological knowledge; livelihood practices; governance and access; and bio-cultural interactions. Finally, we outline a set of principles to guide the inclusion of cultural consideration in integrated ecosystem assessments for management and restoration. Understanding the processes, practices, and contexts underlying the interactions between coastal resources and diverse social groups improves socio-ecological analyses and management.

Session Title

Session S-09H: Trading Cultural Ecosystem Services from Data Collection to Decision Making

Conference Track

Social Science Plus

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2014 : Seattle, Wash.)

Document Type

Event

Start Date

2-5-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

2-5-2014 12:00 PM

Location

Room 607

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May 2nd, 10:30 AM May 2nd, 12:00 PM

Cultural dimensions and guiding principles of coastal ecosystem-based management

Room 607

There is a growing call for tools to assess cultural values and services provided by ecosystems. In this brief presentation, we describe a model for evaluating cultural dimensions of coastal ecosystems. We focus on five fundamental cultural aspects: meanings, values and identity; local ecological knowledge; livelihood practices; governance and access; and bio-cultural interactions. Finally, we outline a set of principles to guide the inclusion of cultural consideration in integrated ecosystem assessments for management and restoration. Understanding the processes, practices, and contexts underlying the interactions between coastal resources and diverse social groups improves socio-ecological analyses and management.