Donald Robadue Jr

Donald Robadue Jr
University of Rhode Island | URI · Graduate School of Oceanography

Ph. D.

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July 1977 - present
University of Rhode Island
Position
  • Associate Coastal Resources Manager

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Publications (33)
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Climate change will affect the composition of plant and animal communities in many habitats and geographic settings. This presents a dilemma for conservation programs - will the portfolio of protected lands we now have achieve a goal of conserving biodiversity in the future when the ecological communities occurring within them change? Climate chang...
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The challenges faced in adapting to climate change present themselves with increasing urgency. Nowhere will these challenges be greater than in the developing world where often weak institutions and governance systems struggle to deal with mounting pressures from population growth, inadequate infrastructure, and diminishing or already depleted natu...
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Learning is an essential element for building capacity and achieving tangible results to advance marine and coastal management in developing countries. Networks of practice are emerging to take advantage of information technology, with the notion that virtual communities might be a low cost way to share information and overcome some of the barriers...
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Tuna ranching is a value-added economic activity along the coast of Baja California in Mexico involving the live capture and transport of migrating juvenile bluefin tuna to pens located near shore, where they are fed for a period of months then harvested and shipped fresh for the high-end sushi market, which is centered in Japan but expanding elsew...
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System dynamics concepts and methods are rarely referenced in the field of coastal resources management, even though coastal systems and decision-making are dynamically complex and the SD literature offers a rich and relevant body of theory, practice and models. Recent work in the theory of ecosystem management calls for the use of modeling and is...
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System dynamics concepts and methods are rarely referenced in the field of coastal resources management, even though coastal systems and decision-making are dynamically complex and the SD literature offers a rich and relevant body of theory, practice and models. Recent work in the theory of ecosystem management calls for the use of modeling and is...
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The Quintana Roo coastal ecosystem is characterised by extensive coastal wetlands, a fringing reef that develops between 0.5 and 1.5 km offshore and vast seagrass beds in the adjacent reef lagoon. While protected areas and Ecological Planning Ordinances have not specifically been designed as Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) tools, this pap...
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Ecuador’s Coastal Resources Management Program or Programa de Manejo de Recursos Costeros (PMRC) was designed as a process by which a North American and Ecuadorian partnership could learn how to institutionalize progress toward more sustainable forms of development along Ecuador’s coast. As the program took shape, we came to realize that our challe...
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The Great Lakes Program and The Chesapeake Bay Program represent the two primary precursors to the development of adaptive estuary management in the United States. Many of the lessons and experiences of these two programs have been incorporated within the design of the National Estuary Program. This paper assesses the suitability of the National Es...
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This article addresses the U.S. approach to managing environmental quality in estuarine regions. It reviews the progress that has been achieved in managing coastal environmental quality and looks at the factors that have affected the design of coastal and estuarine management programs by examining five experiences in environmental management that h...
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Estuary governance is often subjected to critical scrutiny utlizing three management concepts: management should be comprehensive, wholistic and integrated. We refer to these criteria as the trinity of ecosystem management concepts. Here we argue that such concepts are unrealistic and fundamentally misleading. In light of behavioral research findin...
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Since the turn of the century, large amounts of money and effort have been spent on water pollution abatement. To begin to evaluate how successful this expenditure has been, the study examines the case history of one urban estuary: the Seekonk River located at the head of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. Changes in uses, water quality and manageme...
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Questions about the adequacy of the scientific basis for pollution control in estuaries have been a prominent part of the debate over national pollution control policy since the 1960s. The efforts of the marine scientific community to assist in solving the problems of estuarine water pollution appear to have been thwarted in the 1970s by the decisi...
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Combined sewer overflows have been a major problem in the upper portion of Narragansett Bay, causing Rhode Island officials to close the productive shellfish beds from harvesting after .5 inch rainfalls. Federal pollution control policy since 1972 has emphasized implementation of uniform discharge limits rather than solving site specific problems....
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Public perceptions of the risks and benefits of offshore oil development off the New England coast are examined. The influence of these perceptions on state policies toward federal actions is analyzed. A distinct trend of issue identification, critical analysis, consensus building, and state or regional action is observed. Throughout this interacti...
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Tuna ranching is a value-added economic activity along the coast of Baja California in Mexico involving the live capture and transport of migrating juvenile tuna to pens located near shore, where they are fed for a period of months then harvested and shipped fresh to Japan for the high- end sushi market. It is nested within the global business of t...
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The status of offshore oil and gas activities with statistics on lease sales, production, and reserves of New England provide a historical perspective. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) development and potential includes industry activities, present leasing schedule and anticipated projects. Effects on living resources and socioeconomic impacts are als...
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Tuna ranching is a value-added economic activity along the coast of Baja California in Mexico involving the live capture and transport of migrating juvenile tuna to pens located near shore, where they are fed for a period of months then harvested and shipped fresh to Japan for the high-end sushi market. It is nested within the global business of tu...
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Over the past 35 years, there have been more than 700 international, national and sub-national initiatives, programs and projects that attempt to more effectively govern the world's coastal and marine ecosystems. The need for communication and sharing knowledge among groups working to improve coastal governance is widely acknowledged, however a gre...

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