Avoiding a crisis of motivation for ocean management under global environmental change

Mumby, Peter J., Sanchirico, James N., Broad, Kenneth, Beck, Michael W., Tyedmers, Peter, Morikawa, Megan, Okey, Thomas A., Crowder, Larry B., Fulton, Elizabeth A., Kelso, Denny, Kleypas, Joanie A., Munch, Stephan B., Glynn, Polita, Matthews, Kathryn and Lubchenco, Jane (2017) Avoiding a crisis of motivation for ocean management under global environmental change. Global Change Biology, 23 11: 4483-4496. doi:10.1111/gcb.13698

Author Mumby, Peter J.
Sanchirico, James N.
Broad, Kenneth
Beck, Michael W.
Tyedmers, Peter
Morikawa, Megan
Okey, Thomas A.
Crowder, Larry B.
Fulton, Elizabeth A.
Kelso, Denny
Kleypas, Joanie A.
Munch, Stephan B.
Glynn, Polita
Matthews, Kathryn
Lubchenco, Jane
Title Avoiding a crisis of motivation for ocean management under global environmental change
Journal name Global Change Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1354-1013
Publication date 2017-11-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/gcb.13698
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 23
Issue 11
Start page 4483
End page 4496
Total pages 14
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Climate change and ocean acidification are altering marine ecosystems and, from a human perspective, creating both winners and losers. Human responses to these changes are complex, but may result in reduced government investments in regulation, resource management, monitoring and enforcement. Moreover, a lack of peoples' experience of climate change may drive some towards attributing the symptoms of climate change to more familiar causes such as management failure. Taken together, we anticipate that management could become weaker and less effective as climate change continues. Using diverse case studies, including the decline of coral reefs, coastal defences from flooding, shifting fish stocks and the emergence of new shipping opportunities in the Arctic, we argue that human interests are better served by increased investments in resource management. But greater government investment in management does not simply mean more of "business-as-usual". Management needs to become more flexible, better at anticipating and responding to surprise, and able to facilitate change where it is desirable. A range of technological, economic, communication and governance solutions exists to help transform management. While not all have been tested, judicious application of the most appropriate solutions should help humanity adapt to novel circumstances and seek opportunity where possible.
Keyword Arctic
Climate change
Coral reefs
Tipping point
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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