Correa, Marina Robeiro, Xavier, Luciana, Holzkämper, Eike, Martins de Andrade, Mariana, Turra, Alexander and Glaser, Marion ORCID: (2020) Shifting shores and shoring shifts-how can beach managers lead transformative change?: A study on challenges and opportunities for ecosystem-based management. Human Ecology Review, 26 (2). pp. 59-84. DOI

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Beaches provide a range of ecosystem services (ES). They are increasingly impacted by climate change, among other stressors. Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is an approach to cope with a changing environment and ensure long-term ES provision. Local managers may facilitate beach EBM implementation by integrating it into existing governance systems. However, their role in EBM implementation needs clarifying. This paper assesses local government beach managers' perceptions and visions of improvement of the beach ES governance network to face a changing environment. We present a structural analysis of data from the northern coast of Sao Paulo state (Brazil) and discuss opportunities and challenges for a regional EBM implementation. Our results point to the local beach managers as potential leaders of transformations towards sustainability.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: PA3
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Social Sciences
Affiliations > Not ZMT
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: Yes
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ISSN: 2204-0919
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2023 14:11
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2023 15:10

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