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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
QuestionIf dams are present and affect this resource, what role do they play?
Select OptionsStores energy, Prevents flooding, Creates hydropower, Stores water, Disrupts local ecology
Unit
Role
ImportanceDams store water and potentially pollutants. Dams can also provide for ecosystems services including recreational, aesthetics, ect.
Definition

A dam is a barrier that retain water or underground streams. Other structures such as floodgates, levees or dikes are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific land areas.

Sectors

Theory Usages

TheoryValue Used

Case Usages

CaseInteraction TypeComponentValue UsedExplanation
Forests in IndonesiaGovernanceForests in IndonesiaDisrupts local ecology
Forests in IndonesiaGovernanceForests in IndonesiaDisrupts local ecologyDams flood forests, although this is not a major cause of forest cover change
Galapagos Marine ReserveBiophysicalGalapagos Sea Cucumber 
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceWestern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna  
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceEastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna 
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (ICCAT)GovernanceEastern Atlantic Bluefin TunaNot Applicable
Montreal ProtocolBiophysicalOzoneNot Applicable
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR coral cover 
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR target fish 
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Rocky Shores Ecosystem HealthDisrupts local ecology
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR coral coverNot Applicable
Montreal ProtocolBiophysicalOzoneNot Applicable
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR target fishNot Applicable
Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR)GovernanceGalapagos Sea CucumberNot Applicable
Wakatobi National Park GovernanceWakatobi coral coverNot Applicable
Wakatobi National Park GovernanceWakatobi fish spawningNot Applicable
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernancePatagonian Toothfish Not Applicable
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernanceLight Mantled AlbatrossNot Applicable
Macquarie Island Marine ParkGovernanceMacquarie Island Royal PenguinNot Applicable
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National MonumentGovernanceNWHI Lobster FisheryNot Applicable
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
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Humpback WhaleNot Applicable
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National MonumentGovernanceNWHI Trophic DensityNot Applicable
Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR)GovernanceGalapagos SharksNot Applicable
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
Central California National Marine Sanctuaries GovernanceCalifornia Groundfish HabitatNot Applicable
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Southern Bluefin TunaNot Applicable
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard ShrimpNot Applicable
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Sea LionNot Applicable
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernancePatagonian Toothfish Not Applicable
Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) (Commonwealth Waters)GovernanceGABMP (Commonwealth Waters) Southern Right WhaleNot Applicable
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernanceLight Mantled AlbatrossNot Applicable
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard KittiwakeNot Applicable
Great Barrier Reef Marine ParkGovernanceGBR Green TurtleNot Applicable
Heard and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveGovernanceKing PenguinNot Applicable
Falkland Islands squidGovernancePatagonian squid (Loligo gahi)Not Applicable
Cenderwasih National ParkGovernanceCenderwasih coral coverNot Applicable
Seaflower MPAGovernanceSeaflower coral reefsNot Applicable
Svalbard Nature ReservesGovernanceSvalbard Polar BearNot Applicable
Cenderwasih National ParkGovernanceCenderwasih target fishNot Applicable
New Zealand squidGovernanceArrow Squid (Nototodarus spp.)Not Applicable
California squidGovernanceCalifornia market squid (Loligo opalescens)Not Applicable
Seaflower MPAGovernanceSeaflower groupersNot Applicable