Coastal Management Journal

TCS Regular Membership and New Professional Member dues includes an online subscription to Coastal Management, the international journal of marine environment, resources, law and society, normally $142/year. The print version is available for only an additional $20/year. Regular Members and New Professional Members can access their free online subscription from the members-only website.

Through a long standing special relationship between TCS, CMJ, and its publishers, Taylor & Francis Group, LTD, TCS members are given the opportunity to be published on a theme of interest to coastal managers in periodic special issues of Coastal Management. The special issue theme usually relates to one of the themes of the biennial conference.



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 (, and

Christopher Dumas, Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 28403 (

Articles Published:

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
pages 225-241

“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
pages 242-258

“Coastal Erosion as a Natural Resource Management Problem: An Economic Perspective”;
Craig E. Landry
pages 259-281

“If the Tide is Rising, Who Pays for the Ark?”;
Robert H. Cutting, Lawrence B. Cahoon & Jack C. Hall
pages 282-295

“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
pages 296-316

“International Environmental NGOs and Conservation Science and Policy: A Case from Brazil”;
Jesse G. Hastings”;
pages 317-335

“How Research Funding Organizations can Increase Application of Science to Decision-Making”;
C. Riley, K. Matso, D. Leonard, J. Stadler, D. Trueblood & R. Langan
pages 336-350