Chris McDougall's scientific contributions

Publications (3)

Technical Report
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Canada has committed to establishing a well-connected system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that protect at least 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020. To advance that goal in the Pacific region, the Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia (BC), and 16 member First Nations are collaborating on marine planning in the Northern Shelf...
Technical Report
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As part of the marine protected area (MPA) network planning process in the Northern Shelf Bioregion of B.C. (NSB), the MPA technical team is reviewing 114 existing and 1 proposed marine protected areas to evaluate the degree to which each protected area meets ecological objectives for the network. • Because protected areas vary in their degree of p...
Poster
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As a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Canada has committed to conserving 10% of coastal and marine areas into ecologically representative and well-connected marine protected areas (MPAs). The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and 17 First Nations are working together to develop an MPA network in the Northern...

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... The current scenario for the MPA network was built over 7 years of scientific advice (e.g. Gale et al., 2019;Martone et al., 2021), spatial analyses (e.g. Frid et al., 2021;Rubidge et al., 2018Rubidge et al., , 2020, Indigenous knowledge inputs and engagement between co-governance partners and stakeholders. ...
... Incorporating the known stressors of the relevant conservation priorities during design and monitoring can increase the efficacy of MPA networks (Mach et al. 2017). Following CSAS guidance (DFO 2019), the potential cumulative impacts of allowed activities on each species or habitat within each site are assessed and the contribution of each MPA towards meeting each ecological conservation target is scaled accordingly, in an analysis termed the conservation gaps analysis (CGA) (Martone et al. 2018;Martone et al. in prep. 5 ). ...