The coastal conservation narrative is shifting from crisis to ecosystem services

Balke, T. , Vovides, A. G. , Ladd, C. J.T. and Huxham, M. (2023) The coastal conservation narrative is shifting from crisis to ecosystem services. Marine Biodiversity, 53(1), 3. (doi: 10.1007/s12526-022-01304-1)

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Conservation biology emerged as a crisis discipline in the twentieth century amongst an increasing awareness of pollution and habitat loss. Since the early 2000s, societal and monetary benefits of nature were added to the narrative for biodiversity conservation. Using text mining, we show that authors now favour ecosystem-services over a crisis framing in scientific publications on coastal habitats. This may signal a shift in conservation science from a crisis to a services discipline despite continuing habitat loss. We discuss whether authors should more critically assess what conservation narrative they deploy and what consequences this may have for conservation action.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Balke and Ladd acknowledge NERC grant NE/S008926/1.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ladd, Dr Cai and Vovides, Dr Alejandra and Balke, Dr Thorsten
Authors: Balke, T., Vovides, A. G., Ladd, C. J.T., and Huxham, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Marine Biodiversity
ISSN (Online):1867-1624
Published Online:05 January 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Marine Biodiversity 53(1): 3
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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