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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, Fiji fisheries
QuestionIs human-made storage (e.g., a reservoir) possible for this resource?
Select Options1 No storage possible, 2 Storage possible, but not used, 3 Storage possible and used
Unit
Role
ImportanceStorage facilities may allow resource users to compensate for variabililty in resource flows; this in turn may encourage planning for sustainable resource use (Schlager et al. 1994). Storage facilities can also help sequester potentially damagin pollutants.
Definition

The existence and use of human-constructed storage facilities where resource units are retained for potential future use, or sequestered for long-term storage. Human-made facilities also involve and are defined by the use of particular technologies (reservoir vs. tank storage of water in irrigation systems).

Sectors

Theory Usages

TheoryValue Used

Case Usages

CaseInteraction TypeComponentValue UsedExplanation
Forests in IndonesiaGovernanceForests in Indonesia1 No storage possibleNot sure how you could store a forest (unless you think a protected area is a human made storage - that seems too much of a stretch).
Forests in IndonesiaGovernanceForests in Indonesia1 No storage possible
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceWestern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna 2 Storage possible, but not usedStorage in the form of tuna ranches is possible, but not used as a major part of the Western fishery. They are used extensively in Eastern case between 2003-2007.
Galapagos Marine ReserveBiophysicalGalapagos Sea Cucumber 
Community D (Fiji Fisheries)GovernanceCommunity D Fish Resources3 Storage possible and usedIce facilities are available, but these are rarely used as community does not fish for sale on markets
Community E (Fiji Fisheries)GovernanceCommunity E Fish Resources3 Storage possible and usedResource users have access to ice to store fisheries resources
Community G (Fiji Fisheries)GovernanceCommunity G Fish Resources1 No storage possibleCommunity does not have easy access to ice to store captured fish
Montreal ProtocolBiophysicalOzone1 No storage possible
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceEastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna2 Storage possible, but not used
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR coral cover1 No storage possibleAquaria can house corals, but not at the scale of coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Rocky Shores Ecosystem Health1 No storage possible
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR coral cover2 Storage possible, but not usedAquaria can house corals, but not at the scale of coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef
Montreal ProtocolBiophysicalOzone1 No storage possible
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceEastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna3 Storage possible and usedStorage in the form of tuna ranches is a major feature of fishing operations. Tuna are captured using purse seines, transported to ranches and fattened for eventual sale.
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR target fish2 Storage possible, but not usedCould use cages but these are not used in the GBRMP
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR target fish2 Storage possible, but not usedCould use cages but these are not currently used.
Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR)GovernanceGalapagos Sea CucumberNot Applicable
Wakatobi National Park GovernanceWakatobi coral cover1 No storage possibleAquaria can house corals, but not at the scale of coral reefs in the coral triangle
Community H (Fiji Fisheries)GovernanceCommunity H Fish Resources1 No storage possibleCommunity members do not have access to ice to store captured fish.
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernancePatagonian Toothfish 3 Storage possible and usedFish are frozen and stored on board for future sale.
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National MonumentGovernanceNWHI Lobster FisheryNot Applicable
Wakatobi National Park GovernanceWakatobi fish spawning1 No storage possibleTo the best of our knowledge you can't artificially replace the site at which fish are spawning.
Wakatobi National Park GovernanceWakatobi Green TurtleNot Applicable
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National MonumentGovernanceNWHI Green TurtleNot Applicable
Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR)GovernanceGalapagos Green TurtleNot Applicable
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernanceMacquarie Island Royal Penguin2 Storage possible, but not usedTechnical storage with fences is technically possible, but not used.
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Sea LionNot Applicable
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National MonumentGovernanceNWHI Trophic Density1 No storage possible
Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR)GovernanceGalapagos SharksNot Applicable
Community C (Fiji Fisheries)GovernanceCommunity C Fish Resources3 Storage possible and usedThis group has access to ice in order to store fish resources.
Community F (Fiji Fisheries)GovernanceCommunity F Fish Resources3 Storage possible and usedUsers from these communities have access to ice to store fish resources
Community B (Fiji Fisheries)GovernanceCommunity B Fish Resources3 Storage possible and usedCommunity has access to ice to store fish resources.
Raja Ampat (National Act No. 32 2004)GovernanceRaja Ampat Green TurtleNot Applicable
Raja Ampat (National Act No. 32 2004)GovernanceRaja Ampat Coral CoverNot Applicable
Raja Ampat (National Act No. 32 2004)GovernanceRaja Ampat Reef Fish Not Applicable
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Southern Bluefin Tuna3 Storage possible and usedSBT are caught in the Southern Ocean and transferred to Port Lincoln where they are fattened in open net cages for between 3 - 5 months.
Community A (Fiji fisheries)GovernanceCommunity A Fish Resources3 Storage possible and usedMembers of the community have access to ice to store fish resources for sale on markets.
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernanceLight Mantled Albatross2 Storage possible, but not usedStorage possible but not relevant as light mantled albatross is not used as a resource
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernanceLight Mantled Albatross2 Storage possible, but not usedStorage possible but not relevant as light mantled albatross is not used as a resource
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernancePatagonian Toothfish 3 Storage possible and usedFish are frozen on board and stored until they are landed in port. They remain frozen until they are brought to market.
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Southern Right Whale1 No storage possible
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard Shrimp3 Storage possible and usedShrimp aquaculture is common for many types of shrimp species, and could potentially be used on small scales for Pandalus borealis.
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR Green Turtle1 No storage possible
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard Kittiwake1 No storage possibleNo - it is a pelagic gull
Cenderwasih National ParkGovernanceCenderwasih coral cover1 No storage possibleAquaria can house corals, but not at the scale of coral reefs in the coral triangle
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Humpback Whale1 No storage possible
Seaflower MPAGovernanceSeaflower coral reefsNot Applicable
Falkland Islands squidGovernancePatagonian squid (Loligo gahi)1 No storage possibleNot possible
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard Polar Bear1 No storage possibleIf we consider Zoos, then storage is possible, but not on large scale. Zoos could protect a very small proportion of the population.
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernanceKing PenguinNot Applicable
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Groundfish Habitat1 No storage possibleLive-fish could be kept in a man-made storing facility, but often times are shipped out instead of storing. Many species die before getting to the boat.
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 groupers2 Storage possible, but not used