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Towards a diagnostic approach to climate adaptation for fisheries

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Leith, P and Ogier, E and Pecl, G and Hoshino, E and Davidson, J and Haward, M, Towards a diagnostic approach to climate adaptation for fisheries, Climatic Change, 122, (1-2) pp. 55-66. ISSN 0165-0009 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0984-0

Abstract

A diagnostic approach to climate change adaptation for fisheries is proposed to define potential climate adaptation pathways in well-managed fisheries. Traditional climate vulnerability and risk assessments tend to focus on biophysical threats and opportunities and thereby what needs to be done to adapt to climate change. Our diagnostic approach moves from such analysis to focus on how the processes of adaptation and development of adaptive capacity can be structured to achieve desired outcomes. Using a well-grounded framework, the diagnostic approach moves from system description to characterization of challenges and opportunities, through two stages of analysis and validation, to the definition and embedding of adaptation options and pathways. The framework can include all contextually relevant variables and accommodate evaluation of adaptation outcomes and comparisons across scales and contexts. Such an approach can serve as a basis for enabling stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities, and to explore and prioritize options for development and implementation of legitimate adaptation pathways.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Research, Science and Technology Policy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Author:Leith, P (Dr Peat Leith)
Author:Ogier, E (Dr Emily Ogier)
Author:Pecl, G (Associate Professor Gretta Pecl)
Author:Hoshino, E (Dr Eriko Hoshino)
Author:Davidson, J (Dr Julie Davidson)
Author:Haward, M (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:86966
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2013-11-04
Last Modified:2015-03-25
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