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A better understanding of social-ecological systems is needed for adapting fisheries to climate change

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dc.contributor.author Salgueiro Otero, Diego
dc.contributor.author Ojea Fernandez Colmeiro, Elena
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-01T08:27:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-01T08:27:28Z
dc.date.issued 2020-11-06
dc.identifier.citation Marine Policy, 122: 104123 (2020) spa
dc.identifier.issn 0308597X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11093/1645
dc.description.abstract Adaptation to climate change has traditionally been studied at the individual scale, with most studies focusing on specific adaptation actions and the potential of individuals to undergo such actions and reduce vulnerability to climate hazards. However, adaptation to climate change takes place at the broader scale of coupled social-ecological systems (SES), where decision making and adaptation policies are relevant. Despite the general need to understand adaptation in coupled systems, there is no evidence to date to the extent to which current adaptation and vulnerability studies are covering the full range of SES components. The present study contributes to this need by examining such coverage in applied studies of vulnerability, adaptation and SES sustainability in the field of small-scale fisheries. By means of a systematic review and comparison of case studies, we detected a gap between theory and implementation and a lack of consideration of several SES components in the adaptation and vulnerability literature. This gap is larger for the Interactions between social and ecological domains, and in the coverage of Related Ecosystems. By contrast, greater attention has been given to the Actors, Governance system and Resource unit components. On the basis of our findings, we propose a set of guidelines to better address adaptation in social-ecological systems by broadening the outlook of adaptation studies and policies, specifically by considering interactions, evaluating outcomes and integrating cultural and ecological variables. spa
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission. H2020-EU CLOCK Climate Adaptation to shifting stocks I Ref. 679812 spa
dc.description.sponsorship GAIN Axencia Galega de Innovación spa
dc.description.sponsorship Xunta de Galicia. Consellería de Educación spa
dc.description.sponsorship Xunta de Galicia. Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria spa
dc.description.sponsorship ERC-StG-2015 - ERC Starting Grant I Ref. 679812 spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.publisher Marine Policy spa
dc.title A better understanding of social-ecological systems is needed for adapting fisheries to climate change spa
dc.type article spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EU/H2020/679812 spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104123
dc.identifier.editor https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0308597X20300440 spa
dc.publisher.departamento Ecoloxía e bioloxía animal spa
dc.publisher.departamento Economía aplicada spa
dc.publisher.grupoinvestigacion Futures Oceans Lab spa
dc.subject.unesco 2502.9 Cambio climático spa
dc.subject.unesco 5312.01 Agricultura, Silvicultura, Pesca spa
dc.subject.unesco 2417.05 Biología Marina spa
dc.date.updated 2020-11-24T09:43:02Z


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