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Kai Chan and Sarah Klain spoke on why thriving marine ecosystems matter for British Columbia as part of a webinar with economists Michelle Molnar and Ngaio Hotte. Here’s a link to the audio and visual recording of their talks on market and non-market benefits from the ocean, the contribution of particular industries to BC’s economy, social and […]
Kai Chan presented his research on building frameworks to conceptualize ecosystem services in a webinar for the Yale University Centre for Business and the Environment, emphasizing cultural ecosystem services to highlight importance of supporting ecosystem services to catalyze sustainability. The YouTube video is here.
David Suzuki Foundation invites Kai Chan and Sarah Klain to discuss why abundant, diverse and clean marine ecosystems are important to BC’s coastal communities and economy.
Megan Mach (lab alum), Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria (UW seagrass researcher), and Kai Chan summarized 40 years of scientific research on Zostera japonica, a nonnative seagrass species in the Northeast Pacific, to investigate its effect on ecosystem processes and identify research gaps that might interfere with management objectives. Our analysis was especially relevant for ongoing policy discussion […]
Klain, S.C., Satterfield, T.A., Chan, K.M.A., 2014. What matters and why? Ecosystem services and their bundled qualities. Ecological Economics 107, 310–320. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.09.003 URL
Naeem, S., J. C. Ingram, A. Varga, T. Agardy, P. Barten, G. Bennett, E. Bloomgarden… P. Olmsted et al. 2015. Get the science right when paying for nature’s services. Science 347(6227):1206-1207. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6227/1206.summary
Mach ME, S Wyllie-Echeverria and KMA Chan. 2014. Ecological effect of a nonnative seagrass spreading in the Northeast Pacific: a review of Zostera japonica. Ocean and Coastal Management 102:375–382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.10.002
Mach ME and KMA Chan. 2014. Trading greenbacks for green crabs: Evaluating the commercial shellfish harvest at risk to European green crab invasion. F1000Research. [v3; ref status: indexed, http://f1000research.com/articles/2-66/v3 ]
CHANS lab post-doc Nathan Bennett co-led the production of new report, Conservation Social Sciences: What, Why, and How? The report aims to stimulate dialogue among conservation organizations, foundations, agencies, practitioners and researchers about the role of the conservation social sciences, to build capacity, promote knowledge and foster engagement with conservation social sciences to improve conservation practice and outcomes.