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dc.creatorHughes, S.
dc.creatorYau, A.
dc.creatorMax, L.
dc.creatorPetrovic, N.
dc.creatorDavenport, F.
dc.creatorMarshall, M.
dc.creatorMcClanahan, T.R.
dc.creatorAllison, E.H.
dc.creatorCinner, J.E.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-27T09:35:29Z
dc.date.available2018-09-27T09:35:29Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901112001086
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Science & Policy 23: 95–108
dc.identifier.issn1462-9011
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/999
dc.description.abstractMeasuring the vulnerability of human populations to environmental change is increasingly being used to develop appropriate adaptation policies and management plans for different economic sectors. We developed a national-level vulnerability index that is specific to food security policies by measuring nations’ relative vulnerabilities to a decline in their coral reef fisheries. Coral reef fisheries are expected to decline with climate and anthropogenic disturbances, which may have significant consequences for food security. The vulnerability measure was composed of exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity indicators specific to fisheries, reef management, and food security. The vulnerability index was used to evaluate 27 countries, as data required to fully populate the theoretical framework was limited. Of these, Indonesia and Liberia were identified as most and Malaysia and Sri Lanka as least vulnerable nations. Our analysis revealed two common national vulnerability characterizations: low income countries with low adaptive capacity and middle-income countries with higher adaptive capacity but high sensitivity. These results suggest developing context-specific policies and actions to build adaptive capacity in the low-income countries, and to decrease sensitivity in middle-income countries. Comparing our food security evaluation to a more general vulnerability approach shows that they produce different priority countries and associated policies.
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dc.languageEn
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.sourceEnvironmental Science & Policy
dc.titleA framework to assess national level vulnerability from the perspective of food security: The case of coral reef fisheries
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHughes, S. et al. (2012). A framework to assess national level vulnerability from the perspective of food security: The case of coral reef fisheries. Environmental Science & Policy 23: 95–108
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.coverage.countryIndonesia
cg.coverage.regionSouth East Asia
cg.identifier.worldfish3171
cg.subject.agrovocadaptation
cg.subject.agrovoccoral reefs
cg.subject.agrovocfisheries
cg.subject.agrovocfood security
cg.subject.agrovocsmall-scale fisheries
cg.subject.worldfishreef fisheries
cg.subject.worldfishvulnerability
cg.contributor.affiliationBren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California
cg.contributor.affiliationBren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California
cg.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Physics, University of California
cg.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Geography, University of California
cg.contributor.affiliationWildlife Conservation Society, Marine Programs
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.contributor.affiliationARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia
cg.identifier.statusLimited access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorAllison, E.H.
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheries
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envsci.2012.07.012
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901112001086


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