Marine Protected Areas, Marine Spatial Planning, and the Resilience of Marine Ecosystems

RESILIENCE AND THE LAW 98-141 (2014)

FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 550

54 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2011 Last revised: 17 Feb 2015

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Robin Kundis Craig

USC Gould School of Law

Terry Hughes

James Cook University - Townsville Campus

Date Written: August 16, 2012

Abstract

This chapter of a forthcoming book entitled RESILIENCE AND THE LAW explores the stressors to marine ecosystems and the role that place-based marine management, including marine protected areas (MPAs), marine reserves or No-Take Areas (NTAs), and marine spatial planning can play in maintaining and increasing these ecosystems' resilience, especially in the face of climate change impacts. It covers both the science and the law governing place-based management and includes international, regional, and national perspectives.

Keywords: MPA, NTA, Law of the Sea, Biodiversity Convention, climate change, resilience, marine protected area, no-take area, marine ecosystem, oceans, coral reefs

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis and Hughes, Terry, Marine Protected Areas, Marine Spatial Planning, and the Resilience of Marine Ecosystems (August 16, 2012). RESILIENCE AND THE LAW 98-141 (2014), FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 550, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1917696

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Terry Hughes

James Cook University - Townsville Campus ( email )

Townsville, Queensland 4811
Australia

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