publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Paradigms in the recovery of estuarine and coastal ecosystems

Duarte, Carlos M.; Borja, Ángel; Carstensen, Jacob; Elliott, Michael S.; Krause-Jensen, Dorte; Marbà, Núria;
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  • Published: 24 Dec 2013
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
© 2013, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Following widespread deterioration of coastal ecosystems since the 1960s, current environmental policies demand ecosystem recovery and restoration. However, vague definitions of recovery and untested recovery paradigms complicate efficient stewardship of coastal ecosystems. We critically examine definitions of recovery and identify and test the implicit paradigms against well-documented cases studies based on a literature review. The study highlights a need for more careful specification of recovery targets and metrics for assessing recovery in individual ecosystems. Six recovery paradigms were identified and ex...
Subjects
free text keywords: estuarine, recovery, paradigms, Ecology, Aquatic Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Ecosystem, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Conceptual model, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Estuary, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Biology
Funded by
EC| WISER
Project
WISER
Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 226273
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Paradigms in the recovery of estuarine and coastal ecosystems

Duarte, Carlos M.; Borja, Ángel; Carstensen, Jacob; Elliott, Michael S.; Krause-Jensen, Dorte; Marbà, Núria;