Sustaining Large Marine Ecosystems: The Human Dimension - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444510266, 9780080459707

Sustaining Large Marine Ecosystems: The Human Dimension, Volume 13

1st Edition

Editors: Timothy Hennessey Jon G. Sutinen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444510266
eBook ISBN: 9780080459707
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 6th May 2005
Page Count: 380
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introduction Acknowledgements Contributors Part I. Large Marine Ecosystems, Social Theory and LME Management Methodology

  1. The Large Maine Ecosystems Approach for Assessment and Management of Ocean Coastal Waters (Kenneth Sherman)
  2. The Human Dimension in Ecosystem Management: Institutional Performance and The Sea Grant Paradigm (Ronald Baird)
  3. A Framework for Monitoring and Assessing Socioeconomics and Governance of Large Marine Ecosystems (Jon G. Sutinen- lead author, with Patricia Clay, Christopher L. Dyer, Steven F. Edwards, John Gates, Thomas A. Grigalunas, Timothy M. Hennessey, Lawrence Juda, Andrew W. Kitts, Phillip N. Logan, John J. Poggie, Jr., Barbara Pollard Rountree, Scott R. Steinback, Eric M. Thunberg, Harold F. Upton, and John B. Waldon)
  4. Governance Profiles and the Management of Large Marine Ecosystems (Lawrence Juda and Timothy Hennessey)
  5. A Total Capital Approach to the Management of Large Marine Ecosystems: Case Studies of Two Natural Resource Disasters (Christopher L. Dyer and John J. Poggie)
  6. Ownership of Multi-Attribute Fishery Resources in Large Marine Ecosystems (Steven F. Edwards)

Part II. Economic Activity and the Cost of Ownership

  1. Economic Activity Associated with the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems: Application of an Input-Output Approach (Porter Hoagland, Di Jin, Eric Thunberg, and Scott Steinback)
  2. Portfolio Management of Fish Communities in Large Marine Ecosystems (Steven F. Edwards, Jason S. Link and Barbara P. Roundtree)
  3. Fish Habitat: A Valuable Ecosystem Asset ( Harold F. Upton and Jon G. Sutinen)
  4. The Economic Values of Atlantic Herring in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem: Linking Hydrodynamic and Economic Models for Benefit Estimation (Thomas A. Grigalunas, James J. Opaluch, Jerry Diamantides and Dong-Sik Woo)
  5. Eutrophication in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem: Linking Hydrodynamic and Economic Models for Benefit Estimation (Thomas A Grigalunas, James J. Opaluch and Meifeng Luo)
  6. Valuing Large Marine Ecosystem Fishery Losses Because of Disposal of Sediments: A Case Study (Thomas Grigalunas, James J. Opaluch and Meifeng Luo)

Part III. The Role of Governance and Institutions

  1. Emergence of a Science Policy-Based Approach to Ecosystem-Oriented Management of Large Marine Ecosystems (F.J. Gable)
  2. Applications of the Large Marine Ecosystem Approach Toward World Summit Targets (Alfred Duda and Kenneth Sherman)
  3. The Evolution of LME Management Regimes: The Role of Adaptive Governance (Timothy M. Hennessey)
  4. An Evaluation of the Modular Approach to the Assessment and Management of Large Marine Ecosystems (Hanling Wang) Editors’ Conclusion (Timothy Hennessey and Jon G. Sutinen)


The shift away from the management of individual resources to the broader perspective of ecosystems is no longer confined to academia and think tanks where it first began; the ecosystem paradigm also is beginning to take root in government policy and programs. This volume provides innovative and timely approaches for improving and sustaining socioeconomic benefits from LMEs. The authors describe methodologies and actions for moving forward in halting the downward resource sustainability spiral and advancing toward the recovery of depleted fish stocks, restoration of degraded habitats, and reduction and control of pollution within the framework of an ecosystem-based approach for the governance of LMEs.

Key Features

  • First book to ever publish that focuses on the human dimension of large marine ecosystem management
  • Offers set of guidelines for possible interrelationship management programs
  • Addresses taxing issues and problems pertaining to the world's marine ecosystems
  • Provides a matrix of the interdependence of economic, social, cultural and governance elements


Marine biologists, Ecologists, Social Scientists, Students


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"It will be very useful for libraries supporting graduate degree programs in marine biology, oceanography, and marine ecology, and also valuable for researchers and individuals with a particular interest in the sustainability of large marine ecosystems...Highly recommended." - CHOICE, 2005

About the Editors

Timothy Hennessey Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Marine Affairs and Political Science, Tucker House, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA

Jon G. Sutinen Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA