Module 2.1: Ecosystem-Based Management
The first module of Workshop 2 is focused on sharing ecosystem-based management case histories with the working group. Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is an integrated management approach that recognizes the full array of interactions within an ecosystem, including humans, rather than considering single issues, species, or ecosystem services in isolation. The presentations highlight different options for EBM collaborative organization and processes while also reflecting on challenges and lessons learned.
Ecosystem-Based Management Primer
Why structured decision making?
Adapting to the best science available for sound decision making
Kelly Andrews and Dan Tonnes
EBM at Elkhorn Slough
Monique Fountain and Kerstin Wasson
Elizabeth North and Jeff Harrison
Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative
Tessa Vermeul, Darcy Batura, Reese Lolley and Rose Shriner
Module 2.2: Science and Management
The second module of Workshop 2 addresses the role of science in reaching a common understanding of how the bay ecosystems work and how shellfish aquaculture interacts with those systems at site and system scales.
- Session 2.2.1. Shellfish Farming and Eelgrass Interactions
What does scientific research suggest about the nature and timescale of shellfish farming impacts on eelgrass?
- Session 2.2.2. Dealing with Knowledge Gaps and Uncertainty
How do shellfish growers, resource managers, and regulators address knowledge gaps and uncertainties when making decisions?
- Session 2.2.3: Burrowing Shrimp Population Dynamics and Impacts
(Information to be included after this session commences.)