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Ecological restoration in the deep sea: Desiderata

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Abstract


  • An era of expanding deep-ocean industrialization is before us,with policy makers establishing

    governance frameworks for sustainable management of deep-sea resources whiles cientists learn more

    about the ecological structure and functioning of the largest biome on the planet. Missing from

    discussion of the stewardship of the deep ocean is ecological restoration. If existing activities in the

    deep sea continue or are expanded and new deep-ocean industries are developed, there is need to

    consider what is required to minimize or repair resulting damages to the deep-sea environment.

    In addition, thought should be given as to how any past damage can be rectified. This paper develops the

    discourse on deep-sea restoration and offers guidance on planning and implementing ecological

    restoration projects for deep-sea ecosystems that are already, or are at threat of becoming, degraded,

    damaged or destroyed. Two deep-sea restoration case studies or scenarios ared escribed (deep-sea stony

    corals on the Darwin Mounds of fthe west coast of Scotland, deep-sea hydrothermal vents in Manus

    Basin, Papua New Guinea) and are contrasted with on-going saltmarsh restoration in San Francisco Bay.

    For these case studies, a set of socio-economic, ecological, and technological decision parameters that

    might favor (or not) their restoration are examined. Costs for hypothetical restoration scenarios in the

    deep sea are estimated and first indications suggest they may be two to three orders of magnitude

    greater per hectare than costs for restoration efforts in shallow-water marine systems.

    c2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Authors


  •   Van Dover, C L. (external author)
  •   Aronson, J (external author)
  •   Pendleton, L (external author)
  •   Smith, S (external author)
  •   Arnaud-Haond, S (external author)
  •   Moreno-Mateos, D (external author)
  •   Barbier, E (external author)
  •   Billett, D (external author)
  •   Bowers, K (external author)
  •   Danovaro, R (external author)
  •   Edwards, Alasdair J. (external author)
  •   Kellert, Stephen (external author)
  •   Morato, T (external author)
  •   Pollard, E (external author)
  •   Rogers, A (external author)
  •   Warner, Robin M.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Van Dover, C., Aronson, J., Pendleton, L., Smith, S., Arnaud-Haond, S., Moreno-Mateos, D., Barbier, E., Billett, D., Bowers, K., Danovaro, R., Edwards, A., Kellert, S., Morato, T., Pollard, E., Rogers, A. & Warner, R. (2014). Ecological restoration in the deep sea: Desiderata. Marine Policy, 44 98-106.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84889602020

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2015&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1010

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 98

End Page


  • 106

Volume


  • 44

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • An era of expanding deep-ocean industrialization is before us,with policy makers establishing

    governance frameworks for sustainable management of deep-sea resources whiles cientists learn more

    about the ecological structure and functioning of the largest biome on the planet. Missing from

    discussion of the stewardship of the deep ocean is ecological restoration. If existing activities in the

    deep sea continue or are expanded and new deep-ocean industries are developed, there is need to

    consider what is required to minimize or repair resulting damages to the deep-sea environment.

    In addition, thought should be given as to how any past damage can be rectified. This paper develops the

    discourse on deep-sea restoration and offers guidance on planning and implementing ecological

    restoration projects for deep-sea ecosystems that are already, or are at threat of becoming, degraded,

    damaged or destroyed. Two deep-sea restoration case studies or scenarios ared escribed (deep-sea stony

    corals on the Darwin Mounds of fthe west coast of Scotland, deep-sea hydrothermal vents in Manus

    Basin, Papua New Guinea) and are contrasted with on-going saltmarsh restoration in San Francisco Bay.

    For these case studies, a set of socio-economic, ecological, and technological decision parameters that

    might favor (or not) their restoration are examined. Costs for hypothetical restoration scenarios in the

    deep sea are estimated and first indications suggest they may be two to three orders of magnitude

    greater per hectare than costs for restoration efforts in shallow-water marine systems.

    c2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Authors


  •   Van Dover, C L. (external author)
  •   Aronson, J (external author)
  •   Pendleton, L (external author)
  •   Smith, S (external author)
  •   Arnaud-Haond, S (external author)
  •   Moreno-Mateos, D (external author)
  •   Barbier, E (external author)
  •   Billett, D (external author)
  •   Bowers, K (external author)
  •   Danovaro, R (external author)
  •   Edwards, Alasdair J. (external author)
  •   Kellert, Stephen (external author)
  •   Morato, T (external author)
  •   Pollard, E (external author)
  •   Rogers, A (external author)
  •   Warner, Robin M.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Van Dover, C., Aronson, J., Pendleton, L., Smith, S., Arnaud-Haond, S., Moreno-Mateos, D., Barbier, E., Billett, D., Bowers, K., Danovaro, R., Edwards, A., Kellert, S., Morato, T., Pollard, E., Rogers, A. & Warner, R. (2014). Ecological restoration in the deep sea: Desiderata. Marine Policy, 44 98-106.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84889602020

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2015&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1010

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 98

End Page


  • 106

Volume


  • 44

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom