2011 Special Theme Issue of the journal, Coastal Management: "Making the Connection: Translating Science into Effective Coastal Policy"
The Closing Plenary session of Coastal Society's TCS 22 Conference (June 13-16, 2010)
In Wilmington, North Carolina, explored the issues involved in translating scientific knowledge
and perspectives into effective coastal management policies and practices. To more
fully develop this theme, The Coastal Society invited submission of full-length manuscripts
for publication in a special, theme issue of Coastal Management: "Making the Connection:
Translating Science into Effective Coastal Policy." Papers addressing all aspects of
the application of scientific knowledge and perspectives to coastal management policy and
practice at local, regional, national, and/or international scales were invited.
The special issue editors are pleased to report that the special issue contains papers
addressing the theme from multiple perspectives, including local watershed planning, state
coastal planning, economics, law, regional and international nongovernmental organizations
(NGOs), funding agencies, and public participation in the policy process. The papers range
in scale and scope from local to global issues, and consider situations in developed and
developing coastal areas.
Special Issue Guest Editors:
Lawrence Cahoon, Professor of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 28403 (Cahoon@uncw.edu), and
Christopher Dumas, Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 28403 (DumasC@uncw.edu).
Volume 39.3, April 2011.
"Adapting to Climate Impacts in California: The Importance of Civic Science in Local Coastal Planning";
Michael Vincent McGinnis & Christina Elizabeth McGinnis
"Research and Policy Implications for Watershed Management in the Atlantic Coastal Plain"
Sadie Rain Drescher, Neely Leda Law, Deborah Susan Caraco, Karen Marie Cappiella, Julie Anne Schneider & David J. Hirschman
"Coastal Erosion as a Natural Resource Management Problem: An Economic Perspective";
Craig E. Landry
"If the Tide is Rising, Who Pays for the Ark?";
Robert H. Cutting, Lawrence B. Cahoon & Jack C. Hall
"Using Science to Inform Controversial Issues: A Case Study from the California Ocean Science Trust";
Diana Pietri, Skyli McAfee, Amber Mace, Emily Knight, Liz Rogers & Elizabeth Chornesky
"International Environmental NGOs and Conservation Science and Policy: A Case from Brazil";
Jesse G. Hastings";
"How Research Funding Organizations can Increase Application of Science to Decision-Making";
C. Riley, K. Matso, D. Leonard, J. Stadler, D. Trueblood & R. Langan