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Promoting adaptation to climate change in marine spatial planning

Dr Catarina Frazão-Santos1,2, S Garcia-Morales1, Dr Francisco Andrade1, T Agardy3, L Crowder4, M Barange5, C Ehler6,7, M Orbach8, H Calado9, H Otto-Pörtne10, E Gissi11, Dr Rui Rosa1 1MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Center, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2NOVA School of Business and Economics, NOVA University of Lisbon,, Portugal, Carcavelos, Portugal, 3Sound Seas, Bethesda M, ,…

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Climate Change Impacts on Protected Area Boundaries: A Speculative Analysis Using African Wild Dogs as a Case Study

Dr Andrew Blackmore, A/Prof Arie Trouwborst Climate change will increasingly impact species and habitat composition of protected areas, even if precise impacts are difficult to predict, especially in smaller areas. This raises questions for management authorities not only regarding ecological protected area integrity, but also regarding damage-causing wildlife. The latter’s complexity is highlighted by the…

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Preventing a Shifting Future, the Exemplary Practices of the Ekuri community in Nigeria

Chief Edwin   Ekuri community in Cross River State of Nigeria consist of Old Ekuri and New Ekuri villages with a population of 6,200 people, and, has a forest called Ekuri community forest. The Ekuri community forest is sandwich by Okokori, Etara/Eyeyeng community forests to the north-east; to the south-east by the Cross River National…

Talking circle – an opportunity to speak with Zulu fishers

Hosted by Tero Mustonen This talking circle will be an innovative and interactive exchange considering the multiple, simultaneous drivers of change regarding traditional Zulu fishermen of the Eastern seaboard of South Africa. New species are appearing, “old” species are changing their behavior, there is a lack of rights and recognition, and marine pollution. This is…

Interview with an Elder – Sutej Hugu 

Hosted by Tero Mustonen Discussions of Indigenous knowledge and its relationship with science has been an intense debate for decades. This direct form interview with Indigenous Elder(s) will seek to dive deeper on the concept, reasons, frameworks and cosmologies behind the topic. What in it for Indigenous and Local Knowledge? Is it really a knowledge…

ECR Panel discussion and networking event: From collaboration to publication

Panel Members: Miguel Araújo, Susana Clusella-Trullas, Regan Early, Guy Midgley, Tero Mustonen, Gretta Pecl and Morgan Tingley, Panel discussion: From collaboration to publication In an interactive discussion, a panel of leading academics and Editors of top-ranking journals will provide their top tips for successfully navigating the publication pathway, from the formation of productive collaborations to submitting…

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Climate invader or refugee? Evaluating ecological impacts of species redistribution

Cascade Sorte Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, USA   Shifts in species distributions was one of the first recognized “fingerprints” of climate change effects on natural ecosystems, and range shifts have now been documented for hundreds of species across virtually all taxa and ecosystems. While redistribution may be a climate…

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From Individuals to Processes: Scaling up Climate-Dependent Larval Growth Rates and Behaviors to Population Distributions of Oysters in a Changing Ocean

Jake Lawlor, Shawn Arellano 1Department of Biology and Shannon Point Marine Center, Western Washington University, Anacortes, WA, USA   In the field of climate change ecology, severe lethal impacts of climate-related stress are well documented, but the more subtle effects of global change on organisms and their influence on larger-scale processes remain poorly understood. In…

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‘We Belong to the Land’: Survival and Restoration Under Northern Climate Change

Tero Mustonen Snowchange The current planetary shifts and species redistribution require us to rethink nature conservation, both from the viewpoint of forming novel ecosystems and in relation to issues of historical equity. In particular, this reorientation needs to establish remedies for the historical errors of mainstream societies that promoted nature conservation for their own benefit,…