WGHIST

WGHIST

Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries

 

 

WGHISTWGHISTTrueRuth Thurstan, Emily KleinHAPISG7/10/2012 1:10:00 PMr.thurstan@exeter.ac.uk, emily.klein04@gmail.com629Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries

The Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (WGHIST) brings together fisheries scientists, historians, and marine biologists working on multidecadal to centennial changes in the marine environment.

WGHIST works on social-ecological change through time from different geographic regions as well as thematic areas and across disciplines. Case studies drawing from this diverse group clarify the value and use of historical understanding of linked human and ecological systems through time, and the application of that understanding to contemporary management. 

By presenting case studies, their context, methodological approach, analysis, use of results and strategies for dissemination and outreach, participants have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange research approaches, thus learning best practices for continued work and its application from one another. 

The group currently focuses on: improving knowledge base of long-term changes in marine ecosystems and the communities dependent upon these, using case studies to show benefits of historical ecology to current management, ensuring that historical metadata are accessible to the scientific community, and addressing social, cultural and economic dimensions of ecosystem products and services, with the aim of contributing to integrated ecosystem assessments.‚Äč 

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