Stewarding the Sound: The Challenge of Managing Sensitive Coastal Ecosystems, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Stewarding the Sound

The Challenge of Managing Sensitive Coastal Ecosystems, 1st Edition

Edited by Leah Bendell, Patricia Gallaugher, Laurie Wood, Shelley McKeachie

CRC Press

150 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 20 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-05-31
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Stewarding the Sound uses different perspectives to build awareness of the wealth and fragility of this ecosystem by balancing economic and social needs with conservation. This book, the first ever compilation of the ecological importance of the Sound, demonstrates the cumulative stresses that are now occurring within the Sound and the impact that these stresses are having on the ecosystem. This contributed volume will provide the means of reaching a wide audience to spread awareness of how ecologically important this region is and that it requires a sound management plan so that its ecosystem and the services that ecosystem provides are not compromised

Table of Contents

Introduction. The management of sensitive ecosystems in the absence of leadership; why the need for this book. Approaches to the Management of Sensitive Ecosystems. Some Lessons Learned on Managing Multiple Stressors from Japan and the Pacific. Magdalen Islands: Integrated Management of Our Coasts and Sensitive Inland Water Bodies. Baynes Sound and Its Unique Nature. Baynes Sound: An Ecological and Biological Sensitive Ecosystem Overview of Baynes Sound Salmonids and Possible Limiting Factors Important for Local Ecosystem Management. Baynes Sound as an Important Bird Area. Challenges Facing the Sound. Seaweed harvesting: A Controversial New Industry on the East coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Aquaculture in Baynes Sound. Legacy and Emerging Pollutants in Marine Mammal's Habitat from British Columbia: Management Perspectives for Sensitive Marine Ecosystems. Economics of the Sound. Economic Value of a New Technology: Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture in BC. Baynes Sound: Tourism. Dialogue and Solutions. References. Appendix A Herring Spawning. Appendix B Beach Spawning Forage Fish. Appendix C Narragnansett Bay. Appendix D Wadden Sea. Appendix E Ocean Acidification. Appendix F Taylor Shellfish. Appendix G Shellfish Aquaculture Interactions.

About the Editors

Dr. L.I. Bendell is a Professor of Ecotoxicology in the Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Simon Fraser University. She has over 150 publications identifying the effects of anthropogenic stressors on ecosystem structure and function. She is a founding member and past Director of the Environmental Science Program (2009-2012) and founding member and past Chair of the Ecological Restoration Program within the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University (2017). She is a National Science and Engineering scholar receiving an NSERC University Research Fellowship (1993-1998), and numerous research grants (over 3 million Can. $) from multiple sources including NSERC, MITACS, and Environment Canada (1993 to present).

Dr. P. Gallaugher is a retired fish physiologist. The main focus of most of her work in recent years has been on the science underlying policies to ensure the protection and conservation of marine ecosystems and on engaging the community in dialogue focused on these goals. She is the former head and founder of the Centre for Coastal Science and Management, SFU. Currently, I am Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences Department, SFU and Senior Advisor to the Speaking for the Salmon Scientists Think Tank programs. I was a member of the Science Advisory Committee for the Canadian Healthy Ocean Network (CHONe) 2011 – 2016. Awards include: Roderick Haig-Brown Salmon Conservation Award, 2010 and Murray A Newman Award for Excellence in Aquatic Conservation and Pioneering Marine Research, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, 2002.

Laurie Wood is the Manager of Community Engagement and Research Initiatives in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University. Seasoned in all aspects of administrative coordination and communications, Laurie translates ideas into plans and plans into action. For over two decades, she has managed outreach and research activities at SFU, which has involved fostering and managing relationships among a diverse group of partners including students, faculty, and representatives from First Nations, government, industry, and community groups. She has an extensive background in marketing and communication, project management and event coordination. A skilled writer and editor, Laurie has written and edited numerous reports, proposals, and manuscripts

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCIENCE / Research & Methodology