The Science of Marine Reserves: Booklet Development

 

 

       

 

u.s. & iNTERNATIONAL sCIENCE OF mARINE RESERVES BOOKLETS

The updated Science of Marine Reserves booklets present new scientific information from over 300 recent publications about marine reserves, all published since the first Science of Marine Reserves booklet was printed in 2002.

A large group of scientists and practitioners was involved in the development of the booklets. The 7 convening lead authors and 18 contributing authors from 12 countries reviewed and synthesized the scientific literature, developed new graphics, selected case studies, identified new research priorities for marine reserves, and targeted global opportunities for communicating the results. A meta-analysis with data from 124 marine reserves, led by Dr. Sarah Lester, formed the basis for the discussion of effects inside marine reserves around the globe.

A total of 101 reviewers, including both scientists and various stakeholders, from 22 countries and 2 U.S. territories provided comments on the draft booklet. The authors and reviewers represent a substantial core group of international experts on marine reserves, in both developed (70%) and developing countries (30%).

The convening lead authors and contributing authors met and discussed the reviews and made final decisions about the content of the U.S. and international booklet versions. The marine reserve experts were then provided a courtesy review after the last booklet drafts were completed.

As a result of this process, the general text of the U.S. and international booklet versions is essentially the same since the basic concepts are applicable across systems and regions. The two versions of the booklet discuss effects inside and outside marine reserve boundaries and the use of science in marine reserve planning processes using case studies as examples.

The U.S. and international versions of the booklet were published in 2007, after which the U.S. booklet was translated into Spanish in early 2008.

Click to download the U.S. or international booklets, U.S. graphics, or international graphics.

 

Latin American & Caribbean Science Of Marine Reserves BOOKLET

The U.S. and international versions of the Science of Marine Reserves served as a starting point for a Latin American and Caribbean version, published in early 2008 and available in both English and Spanish.

A regional Science Advisory Committee composed of 13 academic scientists representing 11 countries and territories in the region provided guidance for the booklet development. Science Advisors attended two meetings to review the scientific information and make decisions about the final content of the regional booklet, discuss issues relative to marine reserve science and policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, and provide insight about the regional audiences, both scientific and public.

Dr. Ben Ruttenberg coordinated the Latin American and Caribbean version of The Science of Marine Reserves project, and Ms. Paulina Guarderas, a Masters student at Oregon State University, conducted an exhaustive literature search of the peer-reviewed research conducted at Latin American and Caribbean marine reserves and created the map of regional marine reserves.

Contributors

 production team

A production team consisting of Monica Pessino (Creative Director and Graphic Designer, Ocean o’Graphics), Peter Taylor (Science Writer, Waterview Consulting), Kirsten Grorud-Colvert (Project Director for The Science of Marine Reserves, PISCO, OSU), and Satie Airamé (Production Advisor, PISCO, UCSB) oversaw the logistics of the Latin American and Caribbean booklet format and content, layout, graphic design, writing and editing of text, and booklet printing.

Click to download the Latin American and Caribbean booklet or graphics.

 

European SCIENCE OF MARINE RESERVES BOOKLET

The U.S., international, and Latin American and Caribbean versions of the Science of Marine Reserves served as a starting point for a European version, published in early 2011.

A regional Science Advisory Committee composed of 12 academic scientists representing 9 countries and territories in the region provided guidance for the booklet development. Science Advisors attended a meetings in London to review the scientific information and make decisions about the final content of the regional booklet, discuss issues relative to marine reserve science in Europe, and provide insight about the regional audiences, both scientific and public.

Dr. Phillip Fenberg coordinated the European version ofThe Science of Marine Reserves project, and along with Ms. Michaela Clemence, a Masters student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, conducted an exhaustive literature search of the peer-reviewed research conducted at European marine reserves and created the map of regional marine reserves.

 PRODUCTION TEAM

In addition to Dr. Fenberg and Ms. Clemence, the production team responsible for developing the European booklet format, content, layout, graphic design, printing, and distribution, as well as the creation of the E.U. reserve effect animations, includes Monica Pessino (Creative Director and Graphic Designer, Ocean o’Graphics), Kirsten Grorud-Colvert (Project Director for The Science of Marine Reserves, PISCO, OSU), Sarah Lester (Project Advisor, UCSB), Satie Airamé (Production Advisor, UCSB), Molly Thomson (Graphic Designer, Ocean o’Graphics), Peter Taylor (Science Writing Advisor, Waterview Consulting), and Tom Rassweiler (Web Developer).

Click to download the European booklet or graphics.

 

Learn more about these and other efforts by visiting the Science of Marine Reserves Team page.

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