Maria del Mar Mancha-Cisneros

Maria del Mar Mancha-Cisneros
Duke University Marine Lab

Environmental Life Sciences, Ph.D.

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Introduction
Maria del Mar Mancha-Cisneros currently works at Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC. Maria does research in governance, political economy, conservation planning, fisheries management.

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Publications (24)
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The Nordic food systems have not been able to reduce the negative development of non-communicable nutrition-related diseases. A shift from a terrestrial animal-based diet toward aquatic foods may enhance the quality of the overall diet and at the same time contribute to climate change mitigation. The aim of the present study is to quantify catches...
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Human exploitation of wildlife for food, medicine, curios, aphrodisiacs, and spiritual artifacts represents a mounting 21st-century conservation challenge. Here, we provide the first global assessment of illegal marine turtle exploitation across multiple spatial scales (i.e., Regional Management Units [RMUs] and countries) by collating data from pe...
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Small-scale fisheries support the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide, contributing in terms of food supply and nutrition, jobs and income, and cultural and identity values. Despite this relevance, consideration of small-scale fisheries (SSF onwards) is often lacking from international policies, in part due to the lack of available informat...
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Marine conservation design and fisheries management are increasingly integrating biophysical, socio-economic and governance considerations. Integrative approaches are adopted to achieve more effective, equitable, inclusive, and robust marine policies and practices. This paper describes a participatory process to co-produce biophysical, socio-econom...
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Marine conservation design and fisheries management are increasingly integrating biophysical, socio-economic and governance considerations. Integrative approaches are adopted to achieve more effective, equitable, inclusive, and robust marine policies and practices. This paper describes a participatory process to co-produce biophysical, socio-econom...
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Commons and social-ecological systems research examines institutional arrangements for governing natural resources to improve social and ecological outcomes. However, no universal definition of success exists. We examine the CPR and SES synthesis literature to identify trends, gaps and challenges for examining success. We address: (1) gaps in the l...
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In the study of common-pool resource (CPR) governance, frameworks provide a metatheoretical language to describe system states, dynamics, elements, and relationships. The coding manuals which accompany CPR frameworks in addition to providing guidelines for connecting empirical case work to conceptual variables-define a vocabulary of coding question...
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No-take marine reserves can be powerful management tools, but only if they are well designed and effectively managed. We review how ecological guidelines for improving marine reserve design can be adapted based on an area’s unique evolutionary, oceanic, and ecological characteristics in the Gulf of California, Mexico. We provide ecological guidelin...
Technical Report
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Conceptual frameworks provide a language with which to describe the states and dynamics of common-pool resource (CPR) management systems. Coding manuals define the vocabulary of coding questions and relationships that comprise CPR frameworks. As empirical study contributes to conceptual advance, it is tempting to offer novel framework languages wit...
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Marine reserves are widely used to protect species important for conservation and fisheries and to help maintain ecological processes that sustain their populations, including recruitment and dispersal. Achieving these goals requires well-connected networks of marine reserves that maximize larval connectivity, thus allowing exchanges between popula...
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Governance of marine resources underscores the role of social, economic, and political objectives in achieving conservation outcomes. Marine protected areas, specifically no-take areas (NTAs) where all extractive uses are prohibited, are now widely-used to promote sustainable fisheries and protect marine biodiversity. However, no-take areas have ha...
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Marine reserves are implemented to achieve a variety of objectives, but are seldom rigorously evaluated to determine whether those objectives are met. In the rare cases when evaluations do take place, they typically focus on ecological indicators and ignore other relevant objectives such as socioeconomics and governance. And regardless of the objec...
Data
Survey to collect governance information from fishing communities. Spanish version. (PDF)
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Survey to collect governance information from fishing communities. English version. (PDF)
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Assigned values and reasoning of socioeconomic and governance indicators used to color-code the scorecard in MAREA. (PDF)
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Marine reserves are widely used to protect species important for conservation and fisheries and to help maintain ecological processes that sustain their populations, including recruitment and dispersal. Achieving these goals requires well-connected networks of marine reserves that maximize larval connectivity, thus allowing exchanges between popula...
Technical Report
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The Gulf of California is one of the most productive and ecologically diverse oceans in the world. However, the health of the marine environment and its productivity are facing many threats. Currently, a wide array of tools are being used for conservation and management to improve fisheries productivity and protect biodiversity in the coastal and m...
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Prácticas de pesca no sustentables y cambio climático son algunas de las principales amenazas para los ecosistemas marinos y sus servicios ecosistémicos. Las zonas de recuperación pesquera (ZRP) son una herramienta que permite contrarrestar los efectos negativos de estas amenazas y cumplir objetivos de manejo pesquero, conservación de la biodiversi...
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This chapter discusses current research approaches to unpacking the social, economic, institutional and ecological factors that are relevant to promoting green economic development in the marine sector, with a focus on small-scale fisheries (SSFs) operating within/close to MPAs. It discusses the importance of SSFs in the context of the United Natio...
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In 2007, the invasive crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Girard 1852) was identified for the first time in the “Parc Naturel Régional de la Brenne” (Indre department, Centre region, France). Ten infestation sites were found in the park, with 62 fishponds colonised. To better understand how the fishponds could be affected, and changes in invaded ponds, w...
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Effective spatial management in the ocean requires a network of conservation areas that are connected by larval and adult dispersal. We propose a conceptual framework for including the likely impacts of a changing climate on marine connectivity, and synthesize information on the relationships between changing ocean temperature and acidification, co...
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Connectivity via larval dispersal is an important ingredient in setting effective marine reserve networks. Simple guidance for establishing spacing between individual protected sites can provide reliable rules of thumb to help ensure connectivity. Spacing rules for protected network design are relatively new to marine spatial planning, though so fa...
Technical Report
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En el Plan de Manejo de la Región de las Grandes Islas (RGI) del Golfo de California, México, las organizaciones de la sociedad civil (Comunidad y Biodiversidad, A.C. y Pronatura, A.C.) y el gobierno (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas), han identificado la necesidad de diseñar e implementar nuevas zonas de protección o reservas marina...

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Overfishing and climate change threaten marine biodiversity and fisheries. Addressing these problems is critical in areas of high species richness and endemicity, such as the Midriff Islands, Gulf of California (Mexico), where livelihoods of coastal communities are threatened by depletion of fish stocks and potential loss of species associated with climate change. In collaboration with fishers, government agencies, and NGOs, we are guiding the design and implementation of a network of marine reserves for this priority conservation area. We developed a novel approach to designing marine reserve networks that consider the effects of ocean warming on larval connectivity.