EBM Related Publications & Other Products

Web-based Database

We have created a rich case studies of EBM in practice. These are available through Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice, one of the largest compilations of EBM case studies worldwide.

Peer-reviewed Book

McLeod, K. L. and H. M. Leslie (editors). 2009. Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans. Washington, DC: Island Press.

* Reviewed in Science magazine and BioScience

Read it online or buy the Kindle version

Peer-reviewed Articles

Leslie, H. M., L. Sievanen, T. Gancos Crawford, R. Gruby, H. C. Villanueva-Aznar, and L. M. Campbell. 2015. Learning from ecosystem-based management in practice. Coastal Management, published online 10.14.15. 

Sievanen, L., R. L. Gruby, and L. M. Campbell. 2013. Fixing Marine Governance in Fiji? The New Scalar Narrative of Ecosystem-Based Management. Global Environmental Change 23:206-216.

Sievanen, L., L.M. Campbell, and H.M. Leslie. 2012. Challenges to Interdisciplinary Research in Ecosystem-Based Management. Conservation Biology. 26(2): 315-323.

Hastings, J., R.L. Gruby, L. Sievanen. 2012. Science-based coastal management in Fiji: Two case studies from the NGO sector. Marine Policy. 36: 907-914.

Sievanen, L., H.M. Leslie, J.M. Wondolleck, S.L. Yaffee, K.L. McLeod and L.M. Campbell. 2011. Linking top-down and bottom-up processes through the new US National Ocean Policy. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00178.x

Leslie, H. M. and K. L. McLeod. 2007. Confronting the challenges of implementing marine ecosystem-based management. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 5(10):540-548.

Popular and Policy-Oriented Publications (non peer-reviewed)

Gancos, T., H. M. Leslie, and L. Sievanen. 2012a. Elkhorn Slough Tidal Wetland Project: A Case Study of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management. Univ of Michigan and Brown & Duke Universities, Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice: http://www.snre.umich.edu/emi/mebm (accessed October 20, 2013).

Gancos, T., H. M. Leslie, and L. Sievanen. 2012b. San Luis Obispo Science and Ecosystem Alliance: A Case Study of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management. Univ of Michigan and Brown & Duke Universities, Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice: http://www.snre.umich.edu/emi/mebm (accessed October 20, 2013).

Gruby, R., L. Sievanen, H. M. Leslie, and T. Gancos. 2012a. The Babeldaob Island Ecosystem-Based Management Initiative: A Case Study of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management. Univ of Michigan and Brown & Duke Universities, Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice: http://www.snre.umich.edu/emi/mebm (accessed October 20, 2013).

Gruby, R., L. Sievanen, H. M. Leslie, and T. Gancos. 2012b. Fiji’s Vatu-i-Ra and Cakau Levu Reefs Seascape Project: A Case Study of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management. Univ. of Michigan and Brown & Duke Universities, Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice: http://www.snre.umich.edu/emi/mebm (accessed October 20, 2013).

Villanueva-Aznar, H. C., H. M. Leslie, and L. Sievanen. 2012a. Artisanal Fisheries of the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico: Environment and Society Project (PANGAS): A Case Study of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management. Univ of Michigan and Brown & Duke Universities, Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice: http://www.snre.umich.edu/emi/mebm (accessed October 20, 2013).

Villanueva-Aznar, H. C., H. M. Leslie, and L. Sievanen. 2012b. Gulf of California, Mexico Shrimp Fisheries Project: A Case Study of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management. Univ of Michigan and Brown & Duke Universities, Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice: http://www.snre.umich.edu/emi/mebm (accessed October 20, 2013).

Leslie, H. M. 2010. Obama’s new ocean policy a boon for New Englanders. The Providence Journal. p. B8 (7/28/10).