Session Description: Beyond theory: the assessment and management of cumulative effects in the Salish Sea
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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Cumulative effects assessment, Management of cumulative effects, Salish Sea
SSE8: Policy, Management, and Regulations
Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)
SSE8: Session Description
5-4-2018 12:00 AM
5-4-2018 12:00 AM
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