Conventional management approaches cannot meet the challenges faced by ocean and coastal ecosystems today. Consequently, national and international bodies have called for a shift toward more comprehensive ecosystem-based marine management. Synthesising a vast amount of current knowledge, Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans is a comprehensive guide to utilising this promising new approach.
Karen L. McLeod is director of science for Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS) at Oregon State University. Heather M. Leslie is Sharpe Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology at Brown University.