Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota
Volume 4, Ecosystem-Based Management
Publication Year: 2013
The fourth volume in the Harte Research Institute’s landmark scientific series on the Gulf of Mexico provides a comprehensive study of ecosystem-based management, analyzing key coastal ecosystems in eleven Gulf Coast states from Florida to Quintana Roo and presenting case studies in which this integrated approach was tested in both the US and in Mexico. Two overview chapters cover related information on Cuba and on coastal zone management in Mexico. The comprehensive data on management policies and practices in this volume give researchers, policy makers, and other concerned parties the most up-to-date information available, supporting and informing initiatives to sustain healthy ecosystems so that they can, in turn, sustain human social and economic systems in this important transnational region.
Combined with the second volume in this series, which examines the coastal and ocean-based economy of the Gulf region, Ecosystem-Based Management provides pivotal empirical information on how human activity can be managed in an environmentally sustainable way. This important research points the way to better stewardship of the Gulf’s valuable natural resources, ensuring their availability for future generations.
Published by: Texas A&M University Press
Title Page, Copyright
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Foreword: Fifty- Year Update of Bulletin 89
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Galtsoff , P. S. 1954. Gulf of Mexico—its origin, waters, and Tunnell, J. W. Jr., and Q. R. Dokken (eds.). 2006. Proceedings of Tunnell, J. W. Jr., and S. A. Earle. 2004. Harte Research Institute research. p. 132– 41 In: R. L. Creswell (ed.), Proceedings of Tunnell, J. W. Jr., D. L. Felder, and S. A. Earle. 2004. El Golfo de ...
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...gradients, coastal vegetation, wildlife, estuary– shelf inter-Boesch, D. F. 2005. Scientifi c requirements for ecosystem- based Costanza, R., W. J. Mitsch, and J. W. Day. 2006. A new vision for Day, J. W., J. Barras, E. Clairain, J. Johnston, D. Justic, G. P. Day, J. W., D. Boesch, E. J. Clairain, G. P. Kemp, S. B. Laska, ...
1The Salinity Transition Zone Between theSouthern Everglades and Florida Bay
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...vast, free- fl owing “river of grass” extending from the Kis-John W. Day, Fred Sklar, Jaye E. Cable, Daniel L. Childers, Carlos Coronado- Molina, Steve E. Davis, Steve Kelly, Christopher J. Madden, Brian Perez, Enrique Reyes, David T. Rudnick, 2 ~ Day, Sklar, Cable, Childers, Coronado-Mlino, Davis, Kelly, Madden, Perez, Reyes, Rudnick, and Sutulaing the vast natural waterways of the region. (Courtesy Florida ...
2Use of Models in Ecosystem- BasedManagement of the SouthernEverglades and Florida Bay, Florida
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...national parks, the populated eastern coastal ridge, and Florida Figure 2.2. Map of Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) plan components.Figure 2.5. Monthly range and mean of salinity in eastern, central and western Florida Bay from 1989 to 2001. Trends show a decline from hypersaline levels in 1989 through 2001 in the eastern and central bay to more normal marine salinities through the second half of the 1990s. Hypersaline conditions remerged in 2000 and 2001, most notably in the central bay. Source: Boyer and ...
3Ecosystem- Based Management ofthe Apalachicola River– ApalachicolaBay System, Florida
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...1954– 1955, 1968– 1969, 1980– 1981, 1987– 1988, 1999– 2001, 2006– 2007, and 2010– 2011). In terms of river fl ow, Figure 3.1. The Apalachicola– Chattahoochee– Flint drainage basin showing location of cities in the tri- state (Florida, Georgia, Figure 3.2. The Apalachicola Bay system showing location of East Bay wetlands (Tate’s Hell Swamp) and sampling stations for long- ...
4Ecosystem- Based Managementof Mobile Bay, Alabama
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John F. Valentine, Kenneth L. Heck Jr., Michael R. Dardeau, and Hank Burchsummer low oxygen event (known locally as “Jubilees”) within the Mobile Bay estuary since at least the early 1800s. (Courtesy Heck et al. 2001; Spitzer et al. 2003). However, on the basis Figure 4.5. Photo along the interface between emergent marshes and submerged aquatic vegetation in the Mobile– Tensaw Delta....
5Integrated Coastal Managementin the Mississippi Delta
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...present, a large- scale eff ort is being planned to restore the et al. 2006; Day et al. 2007). Our goal in this chapter is to John W. Day, John Barras, G. Paul Kemp, Robert Lane, William J. Mitsch, and Paul H. Templetas sea level stabilized at near its present level aft er rising Figure 5.1. Map of Mississippi Delta showing coastal basins and vegetation zones (from Day et al. 2005 as modifi ed from Lind-...
6Ecosystem- Based Managementof Galveston Bay, Texas
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Figure 6.1. Map of the Galveston Bay shoreline in 1851 drawn by the US Coast Survey.input, which fi lled the river valleys and left a shallow bay. and West Bay are shallower at 1.2– 2.4 m (4– 8 ft ) in depth. ≥ R2 ≥ 0.25; signifi cant = R2 ≥ 0.50) in nesting abundance Table 6.1. Indicator describing nesting population trends for 2 guilds of colonial waterbirds in the Galveston Bay ...
7Ecosystem- Based Management in theLaguna Madre, Western Gulf of Mexico
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...orities of “hydrological units” for the Gulf of Mexico, such ued to refer to this “river” as he traveled northward along Elizabeth H. Smith, Alfonso Banda, John W. Tunnell Jr., and Kim WithersSoto la Marina in the south (23°47H11032N) (see Fig. 7.1). The “boom and bust” character of the fi sheries was a result of ...
8Mexico- United States SharedEnvironmental Problems in the RioGrande/Río Bravo Basin Ecosystem
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Figure 8.1. Rio Grande/Río Bravo hydrological basin (IBWC 2001).ville, Texas (Fig. 8.3), further illustrate the eff ects of declin-spring 2003 (satellite photo image ©2010 DigitalGlobe, Inc., all Figure 8.3. Middle and lower valley of the Rio Grande/Río Bravo basin, location of selected stream- fl ow gauging stations, and inset showing river study site below Brownsville, Texas (Mooring and Setser 2000)....
9Ecosystem FunctioningThe Basis for Sustainable Managementof Terminos Lagoon, Campeche Mexico
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Alejandro Yáñez- Arancibia, John W. Day, Ana L. Lara- Domínguez, Patricia Sánchez- Gil, Guillermo 168 ~ Yáñez-Arancibia, Day, Lara-Domínguez, Sánchez-Gil, Villalobos, and Herrera-SilveiraFigure 9.1. Physiographic map for the coastal plain of the southern Gulf of Mexico showing the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, and Campeche with locations of rivers and lagoons. Over 1,200,000 inhabitants in 3 main cities (Villahermosa, Tabasco; Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz; and Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche) are at severe risk because they are located in the deltaic plain 1 m or less above sea ...
10The Role of Participation inEcosystem- Based Management
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Figure 10.1. The boundaries of the Usamacinta Watershed Council and the Terminos Lagoon Consultative Council. The Usuma-cinta Watershed (green outline) drains part of Guatemala and the Mexican states of Tabasco, Campeche, and Chiapas. The smaller Terminos Lagoon Protected Area (red outline) lies to the east of this watershed and includes the lagoon, surrounding shoreline, and other’s rights, responsibilities, and roles; and shift s in the Figure 10.2. Structure of the Usumacinta Watershed Council (Consejo de Cuenca de los Ríos Grijalva y Usumacinta). The Usuma-...
11Ecosystem Approach Based onEnvironmental Units for Management ofthe Centla Wetlands Biosphere Reserve
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...tivities are diffi cult to discern because of a lack of informa-Ana Laura Lara- Domínguez, Enrique Reyes, Mario A. Ortiz Pérez, Patricia Méndez- Linares, Patricia Sánchez- Gil, David Zárate Lomelí, John W. Day, Alejandro Yáñez- Arancibia, 214 ~ Lara-Domínguez, Reyes, Ortiz Pérez, Méndez-Linares, Sánchez-Gil, Zárate Lomelí, Day, Yáñez-Arancibia, and Hernández(e.g., Yáñez- Arancibia et al. 2003; Yáñez- Arancibia et al. ...
12Landscape, Land Use, and Management inthe Coastal Zone of Yucatan Peninsula
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Jorge A. Herrera- Silveira, Francisco A. Comin, and Luis Capurro FilograssoFigure 12.2. Schematic cross- sectional view of the Yucatan Peninsula showing the major connections among different coastal envi-last 10 years, cattle activity has increased (poultry, pig, and Figure 12.4. Schematic cross- sectional view of the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula showing the main features.Figure 12.5. Schematic cross- section view of the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula showing the main features....
13Biogeochemistry of Gulf of Mexico Estuaries
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...130 cm/yr in rainfall, respectively. In contrast, rainfall rates ics (Pennock et al. 1999; Twilley et al. 1999; Bianchi et al. ings suggest that it is critical to have an appropriate spatial estuaries (0.6– 6.4 days) is signifi cantly lower compared to Baskaran, M. 1999. Particle- reactive radionuclides as tracers of ...
14Global Climate Change Impacts on CoastalEcosystems in the Gulf of Mexico
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...et al. 2001; Poff et al. 2002; Ning et al. 2003). Global cli-John W. Day, Alejandro Yáñez- Arancibia, James H. Cowan, Richard H. Day, Robert R. Twilley, ley et al. 2001; Poff et al. 2002; Scavia et al. 2002; Ning et al. Poff et al. 2002; Ning et al. 2003; Day et al. 2005; Yáñez- tude), and includes a large variation in average annual tempera-...
15Sea- Level Rise and Vulnerability of CoastalLowlands in the Mexican Areas of theGulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea
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Mario A. Ortiz Pérez, Ana P. Méndez Linares, and José R. Hernández Santanatonic rise of the crust of the earth; (B) tectonic stability; and left; expected scenarios derived from a rise in mean sea level are Table 15.1. Estimated areas of vegetation and land uses located in the infralittoral (intertidal) zone, regarded as directly impacted by variations in sea level (Ortiz Pérez and Méndez Linares 2000)....
16Southwestern Gulf of Mexico Reefs
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Figure 16.1. Map of the southwestern Gulf of Mexico showing the reef locations mentioned in the text.local– regional eff ects with the multiple eff ects of climate nized by recruits of the same species, a “re- sheeting” could cens) (Patterson et al. 2002), to diff erent vibrios that attack gory 3 to 5 on the Saffi r– Simpson scale) is about 37 years ...
17Coral Reef Management and Conservationin the Southern Gulf of Mexico
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...on the status of coral reefs of the world indicates that “coral Figure 17.1. Coral reef areas within the Gulf of Mexico. Coverage of this chapter includes the southern Gulf of Mexico from the Tuxpan Reef System through the Campeche Bank Reefs off the northern Yucatan Peninsula (boxed area) (from Tunnell 2007).Table 17.1. Name, type, size, distance to mainland, number of islands, geographic position, and depth of southern Gulf of Mexico coral reefs (from hydrographic charts) (Logan 1969a, 1969b; Rezak and Edwards 1972; Carricart-...
18Considerations for an EcosystemApproach to Fisheries Managementin the Southern Gulf of Mexico
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Juan C. Seijo, John F. Caddy, William W. Arzápalo, and Alfonso J. CuevasFigure 18.1. Bathymetry of the Yucatan shelf and adjacent areas (after Smith and Sandwell 1997).Figure 18.2. Sea- surface temperatures on the Yucatan shelf during August 2005 (After MARS 2005).Figure 18.3. Habitat characterization of the Yucatan shelf (after Hernández 1995 and García and Gomez 1974).ing power (i.e., without alijos); although over the last 2– 3 ...
19Ecosystem- Based Management of CoastalFisheries in the Gulf of Mexico
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...et al. 2011), (2) very shallow sills that prevent suffi cient suffi cient fi shing eff ort to reveal potential harvestable bio-100 g m−2 yr−1 wet weight (equivalent to 10– 100 t/km2). If et al. 2000; Chesney and Baltz 2001; O’Connell et al. 2004; of fi sh on total annual river discharge for 3 Mexican states in ...
20Systems Approach for Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management in the Gulf of Mexico
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...1997; Yáñez- Arancibia et al. 2004, 2007; Day et al. 2005); Twilley et al. 1998; Gentile et al. 2001; Reyes et al. 2003; tected area regulatory policy (Yáñez- Arancibia et al. 1999; Table 20.1. Typical habitat diversity in Gulf of Mexico coastal ecosystems. Habitat diversity is high and includes salt, brackish, and freshwater wetlands; coastal plain ecosystems; coastal lagoons; estuaries; lower river basins; ...
21Perspectives of Mangrove EcosystemManagement in Cuba
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...rial eff orts of all offi cial institutions. The new legislation, Table 21.1. Production of some mangrove wood products in Cuba, from Milián et al. 1993; COCATRAM 2003.types or, alternatively, to the various forest classifi cations, special consideration exists for low terraces, coastal cliff s, of a plan, forestry offi cials consider the approved land- use ...
22Toward a Regional Program for ICZMin the Mexican Area of the Gulf ofMexico and the Caribbean
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Botello et al. 1992; Botello et al. 1996; Zárate Lomeli et al. Yáñez- Arancibia, Rojas et al. 1993; Yáñez- Arancibia 1999a, Caribbean Sea (Zárate Lomelí et al. 1999; Caso et al. 2004; David Zárate Lomelí, Alejandro Yáñez- Arancibia, John W. Day, Patricia Sánchez- Gil, 418 ~ Zárate Lomelí, Yáñez-Arancibia, Day, Sánchez-Gil, Alafi ta Vásquez, and Ramírez Gordillo...
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Page Count: 480
Illustrations: 9 color, 1 b&w photos. 7 line art. 62 maps. 55 figs. 53 tables. Appendix. Bib. Index.
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series, Sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi