A risk-based approach to cumulative effects assessment for large marine ecosystems to support transboundary marine spatial planning: A case study of the yellow sea SCIE SCOPUS

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dc.contributor.author Ma, Chen -
dc.contributor.author Stelzenmüller, Vanessa -
dc.contributor.author Rehren, Jennifer -
dc.contributor.author Yu, Jing -
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Zhiwei -
dc.contributor.author Zheng, Hao -
dc.contributor.author Lin, Lu -
dc.contributor.author Yang, Hee Cheol -
dc.contributor.author Jin, Yin Huan -
dc.date.accessioned 2023-05-17T01:30:01Z -
dc.date.available 2023-05-17T01:30:01Z -
dc.date.created 2023-05-17 -
dc.date.issued 2023-09 -
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4797 -
dc.identifier.uri https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/44242 -
dc.description.abstract Cumulative effects assessment (CEA) should be conducted at ecologically meaningful scales such as large marine ecosystems to halt further ocean degradation caused by anthropogenic pressures and facilitate ecosystem-based management such as transboundary marine spatial planning (MSP). However, few studies exist at large marine ecosystems scale, especially in the West Pacific seas, where countries have different MSP processes yet transboundary cooperation is paramount. Thus, a step-wise CEA would be informative to help bordering countries set a common goal. Building on the risk-based CEA framework, we decomposed CEA into risk identification and spatially-explicit risk analysis and applied it to the Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME), aiming to understand the most influential cause-effect pathways and risk distribution pattern. The results showed that (1) seven human activities including port, mariculture, fishing, industry and urban development, shipping, energy, and coastal defence, and three pressures including physical loss of seabed, input of hazardous substances, nitrogen, and phosphorus enrichment were the leading causes of environmental problems in the YSLME; (2) benthic organisms, fishes, algae, tidal flats, seabirds, and marine mammals were the most vulnerable ecosystem components on which cumulative effects acted; (3) areas with relatively high risk mainly concentrated on nearshore zones, especially Shandong, Liaoning, and northern Jiangsu, while coastal bays of South Korea also witnessed high risk; (4) certain risks could be observed in the transboundary area, of which the causes were the pervasive fishing, shipping, and sinking of pollutants in this area due to the cyclonic circulation and fine-grained sediments. In future transboundary cooperation on MSP, risk criteria and evaluation of existing management measures should be incorporated to determine whether the identified risk has exceeded the acceptable level and identify the next step of cooperation. Our study presents an example of CEA at large marine ecosystems scale and provides a reference to other large marine ecosystems in the West Pacific and elsewhere. -
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dc.language English -
dc.publisher Academic Press -
dc.title A risk-based approach to cumulative effects assessment for large marine ecosystems to support transboundary marine spatial planning: A case study of the yellow sea -
dc.type Article -
dc.citation.title Journal of Environmental Management -
dc.citation.volume 342 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 양희철 -
dc.contributor.alternativeName 김은환 -
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Environmental Management, v.342 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118165 -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-85159189056 -
dc.identifier.wosid 001006817100001 -
dc.type.docType Article -
dc.description.journalClass 1 -
dc.description.isOpenAccess N -
dc.subject.keywordPlus MANAGEMENT -
dc.subject.keywordPlus IMPACT -
dc.subject.keywordPlus PRINCIPLES -
dc.subject.keywordPlus CHALLENGES -
dc.subject.keywordPlus PROTECTION -
dc.subject.keywordPlus FRAMEWORK -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor DPSI model -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Network analysis -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Risk identification -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Spatially explicit risk analysis -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Transboundary cooperation -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor China and South Korea -
dc.relation.journalWebOfScienceCategory Environmental Sciences -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scie -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scopus -
dc.relation.journalResearchArea Environmental Sciences & Ecology -
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