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Scotland's Marine Protected Area network: Reviewing progress towards achieving commitments for marine conservation (2016)
Journal Article
Hopkins, C. R., Bailey, D. M., Hopkins, C., Bailey, D., & Potts, T. (2016). Scotland's Marine Protected Area network: Reviewing progress towards achieving commitments for marine conservation. Marine Policy, 71, 44-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.05.015

Significant progress has been made towards implementing Marine Protected Area (MPA) networks in UK waters, with Scotland successfully designating 30 new Scottish MPA sites in July 2014. This paper reviews the Scottish MPA process up to the point of i... Read More about Scotland's Marine Protected Area network: Reviewing progress towards achieving commitments for marine conservation.

Perceptions of practitioners: Managing marine protected areas for climate change resilience (2016)
Journal Article
Hopkins, C. R., Bailey, D. M., & Potts, T. (2016). Perceptions of practitioners: Managing marine protected areas for climate change resilience. Ocean and Coastal Management, 128, 18-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.04.014

Climate change is impacting upon global marine ecosystems and ocean wide changes in ecosystem properties are expected to continue. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been implemented as a conservation tool throughout the world, primarily as a measure... Read More about Perceptions of practitioners: Managing marine protected areas for climate change resilience.