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The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy

Dunn, Daniel C., Harrison, Autumn-Lynn, Curtice, Corrie, DeLand, Sarah, Donnelly, Ben, Fujioka, Ei, Heywood, Eleanor, Kot, Connie Y., Poulin, Sarah, Whitten, Meredith, Åkesson, Susanne, Alberini, Amalia, Appeltans, Ward, Arcos, Jose M., Bailey, Helen, Ballance, Lisa T., Block, Barbara, Blondin, Hannah, Boustany, Andre M., Brenner, Jorge, Catry, Paulo, Cejudo, Daniel, Cleary, Jesse, Corkeron, Peter, Costa, Daniel P., Coyne, Michael, Crespo, Guillermo Ortuño, Davies, Tammy E., Dias, Maria P., Douvere, Fanny, Ferretti, Francesco, Formia, Angela, Freestone, David, Friedlaender, Ari S., Frisch-Nwakanma, Heidrun, Froján, Christopher B., Gjerde, Kristina M., Glowka, Lyle, Godley, Brendan J., Gonzalez-Solis, Jacob, Granadeiro, José Pedro, Gunn, Vikki, Hashimoto, Yuriko, Hawkes, Lucy M., Hays, Graeme, Hazin, Carolina, Jimenez, Jorge, Johnson, David E., Luschi, Paolo, Maxwell, Sara M., McClellan, Catherine, Modest, Michelle, Notarbartolo di Sciara, Giuseppe, Palacio, Alejandro Herrero, Palacios, Daniel M., Pauly, Andrea, Rayner, Matt, Rees, Alan F., Salazar, Erick Ross, Secor, David, Sequeira, Ana M. M., Spalding, Mark, Spina, Fernando, Van Parijs, Sofie, Wallace, Bryan, Varo-Cruz, Nuria, Virtue, Melanie, Weimerskirch, Henri, Wilson, Laurie, Woodward, Bill and Halpin, Patrick N. 2019, The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy, Proceedings. Biological sciences, vol. 286, no. 1911, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1472.

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Title The importance of migratory connectivity for global ocean policy
Author(s) Dunn, Daniel C.
Harrison, Autumn-Lynn
Curtice, Corrie
DeLand, Sarah
Donnelly, Ben
Fujioka, Ei
Heywood, Eleanor
Kot, Connie Y.
Poulin, Sarah
Whitten, Meredith
Åkesson, Susanne
Alberini, Amalia
Appeltans, Ward
Arcos, Jose M.
Bailey, Helen
Ballance, Lisa T.
Block, Barbara
Blondin, Hannah
Boustany, Andre M.
Brenner, Jorge
Catry, Paulo
Cejudo, Daniel
Cleary, Jesse
Corkeron, Peter
Costa, Daniel P.
Coyne, Michael
Crespo, Guillermo Ortuño
Davies, Tammy E.
Dias, Maria P.
Douvere, Fanny
Ferretti, Francesco
Formia, Angela
Freestone, David
Friedlaender, Ari S.
Frisch-Nwakanma, Heidrun
Froján, Christopher B.
Gjerde, Kristina M.
Glowka, Lyle
Godley, Brendan J.
Gonzalez-Solis, Jacob
Granadeiro, José Pedro
Gunn, Vikki
Hashimoto, Yuriko
Hawkes, Lucy M.
Hays, GraemeORCID iD for Hays, Graeme
Hazin, Carolina
Jimenez, Jorge
Johnson, David E.
Luschi, Paolo
Maxwell, Sara M.
McClellan, Catherine
Modest, Michelle
Notarbartolo di Sciara, Giuseppe
Palacio, Alejandro Herrero
Palacios, Daniel M.
Pauly, Andrea
Rayner, Matt
Rees, Alan F.
Salazar, Erick Ross
Secor, David
Sequeira, Ana M. M.
Spalding, Mark
Spina, Fernando
Van Parijs, Sofie
Wallace, Bryan
Varo-Cruz, Nuria
Virtue, Melanie
Weimerskirch, Henri
Wilson, Laurie
Woodward, Bill
Halpin, Patrick N.
Journal name Proceedings. Biological sciences
Volume number 286
Issue number 1911
Article ID 20191472
Total pages 10
Publisher Royal Society Publishing
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2019-09-25
ISSN 1471-2954
Keyword(s) area-based management
areas beyond national jurisdiction
marine spatial planning
migratory species
Summary The distributions of migratory species in the ocean span local, national and international jurisdictions. Across these ecologically interconnected regions, migratory marine species interact with anthropogenic stressors throughout their lives. Migratory connectivity, the geographical linking of individuals and populations throughout their migratory cycles, influences how spatial and temporal dynamics of stressors affect migratory animals and scale up to influence population abundance, distribution and species persistence. Population declines of many migratory marine species have led to calls for connectivity knowledge, especially insights from animal tracking studies, to be more systematically and synthetically incorporated into decision-making. Inclusion of migratory connectivity in the design of conservation and management measures is critical to ensure they are appropriate for the level of risk associated with various degrees of connectivity. Three mechanisms exist to incorporate migratory connectivity into international marine policy which guides conservation implementation: site-selection criteria, network design criteria and policy recommendations. Here, we review the concept of migratory connectivity and its use in international policy, and describe the Migratory Connectivity in the Ocean system, a migratory connectivity evidence-base for the ocean. We propose that without such collaboration focused on migratory connectivity, efforts to effectively conserve these critical species across jurisdictions will have limited effect.
Language eng
DOI 10.1098/rspb.2019.1472
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Field of Research 06 Biological Sciences
11 Medical and Health Sciences
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2019, The Authors
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