social-ecological change through time from different geographic regions as well
as thematic areas and disciplines. Work from this diverse group clarifies the
value and use of historical perspectives and research, and its application to
contemporary management. Members exchange resources and approaches,
promote best practices, and forward collaborative manuscripts and other
deliverables. They also work to make historical marine research more visible
and useful, and forward lessons from its success as a crossdisciplinary group
on to others.
The group currently focuses
on: ensuring historical metadata and other resources are accessible to the
scientific community, expanding knowledge on long-term changes in marine
ecosystems and dependent communities, with specific reference to social,
cultural, and economic dimensions, and expanding the visibility of resources
and approaches not typically used in marine systems research and management.
Winslow Homer, The Herring Net 1885 (Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL, USA)