The Channel habitat atlas for marine resource management (CHARM): an aid for planning and decision-making in an area under strong anthropogenic pressure

Martin, Corinne S. and Carpentier, Andre and Vaz, Sandrine and Coppin, Franck and Curet, L. and Dauvin, Jean-Claude and Delavenne, Juliette and Dewarumez, J. M. and Dupuis, Ludovic and Engelhard, G. and Ernande, B. and Foveau, Aurélie and Garcia, C. and Gardel, L. and Harrop, Stuart R. and Just, Roger and Koubbi, P. and Lauria, V. and Meaden, G. J. and Morin, J. and Ota, Yoshitaka and Rostiaux, E. and Smith, Robert J. and Spilmont, N. and Verin, Y. and Villanueva, C. and Warembourg, C. (2009) The Channel habitat atlas for marine resource management (CHARM): an aid for planning and decision-making in an area under strong anthropogenic pressure. Aquatic Living Resources, 22 (4). pp. 499-508. ISSN 0990-7440. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The eastern English Channel, the narrow channel of water separating northern France and southeast England is an area of intense human use of the array of resources concentrated into its relative small area. The vulnerability of living resources and their habitats brought together French and British maritime experts within a common project (called CHARM): to create an atlas of marine resource habitats in the eastern English Channel so as to provide planners and decision-makers with the necessary information to help managing the use of its living and non-living resources. This multidisciplinary and richly illustrated atlas provides abundant information on the legal framework and physical environment; benthic invertebrates, fish and their habitats; fishing activities; and a first attempt at developing a trophic network model (using ECOPATH software) and a marine conservation planning exercise (using MARXAN software, at a spatial resolution of 25 km(2)). Although most of the data used were collected elsewhere, some were collected especially for the project. Similarly, most of the analyses performed on the data where entirely original for this geographical area. The CHARM atlas has significantly improved the knowledge about the eastern Channel while contributing to the recognition that such holistic or multidisciplinary approaches to exploited marine systems are necessary to efficiently and durably manage their resources use.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Times Cited: 3
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Bob Smith
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2011 15:19
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 11:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28240 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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