Session Title

Session Description: Beyond theory: the assessment and management of cumulative effects in the Salish Sea

Session Description

Beyond theory: the assessment and management of cumulative effects in the Salish Sea

Convenors – Cathryn Murray, Andrea Locke, Jameal Samhouri

The Salish Sea is increasingly affected by the interaction of local, regional, and global stressors, necessitating the consideration of cumulative effects at various spatial scales and for a variety of assessment purposes. Some of these stressors are a legacy of historical activities while others reflect ongoing and emerging ocean uses. Cumulative effects frameworks for assessing risks and impacts of stressors abound but are easier to critique than to execute. Users of cumulative effects frameworks have different foci, needs, and preferred outputs that fall under four categories of cumulative effect frameworks depending on the focus of the assessment: species, stressor, activity, or place. Alternatively, or perhaps within the four-category system, frameworks have focussed on ecological units such as habitats, communities, or ecosystems, and/or were specifically developed for coupled human-natural systems.

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Keywords

Cumulative effects assessment, Management of cumulative effects, Salish Sea

Conference Track

SSE8: Policy, Management, and Regulations

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE8: Session Description

Start Date

5-4-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 12:00 AM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

Comments

This is an extended abstract for the session.

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Language

English

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