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Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database: Variables

Variable TypeCategorical
Variable Component TypeNatural Resource Unit, Natural Resource System
Variable KindInteraction
ThemeTechnology (learn about themes)
ProjectsSESMAD
QuestionIs natural storage (e.g., a groundwater aquifer) used for this resource?
Select Options1 No storage possible, 2 Storage possible, but not used, 3 Storage possible and used
Unit
Role
ImportanceNatural storage facilities may allow resource users to compensate for variabililty in resource flows and this may encourage cooperation for sustainable use of the commons (Schlager et al. 1994); or provide an opportunity to sequester damaging pollutants.
Definition

The existence and use of natural storage facilities where resource units are retained for potential future use, or sequestered for long-term storage. The typical example is a groundwater basin.

Sectors

Theory Usages

TheoryValue Used

Case Usages

CaseInteraction TypeComponentValue UsedExplanation
Forests in IndonesiaGovernanceForests in Indonesia1 No storage possibleUnless you consider leaving trees standing a form of storage?
Forests in IndonesiaGovernanceForests in Indonesia1 No storage possibleNot sure what this would mean in the context of forest products.
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceWestern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna 1 No storage possible
Galapagos Marine ReserveBiophysicalGalapagos Sea Cucumber 
Montreal ProtocolBiophysicalOzone1 No storage possible
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceEastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna1 No storage possible
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceEastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna1 No storage possible
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR coral cover1 No storage possible
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR coral cover1 No storage possible
Montreal ProtocolBiophysicalOzone1 No storage possible
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR target fish1 No storage possible
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR target fish2 Storage possible, but not usedCould use cages to keep fish, but not used
Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR)GovernanceGalapagos Sea CucumberNot Applicable
Wakatobi National Park GovernanceWakatobi coral coverNot Applicable
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernanceMacquarie Island Royal Penguin1 No storage possibleRoyal Penguin cannot be stored in natural facilities
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National MonumentGovernanceNWHI Lobster FisheryNot Applicable
Wakatobi National Park GovernanceWakatobi fish spawningNot Applicable
Wakatobi National Park GovernanceWakatobi Green TurtleNot Applicable
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National MonumentGovernanceNWHI Green TurtleNot Applicable
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernanceLight Mantled Albatross1 No storage possibleStorage not possible and not relevant as light mantled albatross is not used as a resource
Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR)GovernanceGalapagos Green TurtleNot Applicable
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Humpback Whale1 No storage possible
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National MonumentGovernanceNWHI Trophic Density1 No storage possible
Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR)GovernanceGalapagos SharksNot Applicable
Raja Ampat (National Act No. 32 2004)GovernanceRaja Ampat Coral CoverNot Applicable
Raja Ampat (National Act No. 32 2004)GovernanceRaja Ampat Green TurtleNot Applicable
Raja Ampat (National Act No. 32 2004)GovernanceRaja Ampat Reef Fish Not Applicable
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Groundfish Habitat1 No storage possible
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Southern Bluefin TunaNot Applicable
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard Shrimp1 No storage possibleNot to any substantial extent.
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernancePatagonian Toothfish 1 No storage possibleNatural storage is not available; and does not seem possible
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Sea Lion1 No storage possible
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernanceLight Mantled Albatross1 No storage possibleStorage not possible and not relevant as light mantled albatross is not used as a resource
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernancePatagonian Toothfish 1 No storage possible
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Southern Right WhaleNot Applicable
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard KittiwakeNot Applicable
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR Green Turtle1 No storage possible
Cenderwasih National ParkGovernanceCenderwasih coral coverNot Applicable
Seaflower MPAGovernanceSeaflower coral reefsNot Applicable
Falkland Islands squidGovernancePatagonian squid (Loligo gahi)1 No storage possible
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard Polar Bear1 No storage possible
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernanceKing PenguinNot Applicable
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Rocky Shores Ecosystem HealthNot Applicable
Cenderwasih National ParkGovernanceCenderwasih target fishNot Applicable
New Zealand squidGovernanceArrow Squid (Nototodarus spp.)1 No storage possible
California squidGovernanceCalifornia market squid (Loligo opalescens)1 No storage possible
Seaflower MPAGovernanceSeaflower groupers1 No storage possible