Marine Ecosystems & Fisheries — Journal of CESaRE
The Journal of Caribbean Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy (CESaRE) was developed in 2016 out of a recognized need to modernize and revolutionize the Caribbean's scientific research publishing. There are over 170 Caribbean research publications in the past 5 years falling under the broad field of environmental sciences, found scattered over a large variety of International journals, without a central (Caribbean) location to collate this knowledge. With the global shift towards renewable over traditional energy sources, together with a rise in environmental consciousness, this a perfect opportunity for highlighting such research conducted in the Caribbean. CESaRE will provide a suitable forum to encourage research into renewable energy, as well as the environmental sciences. CESaRE promises to be more than just a collection of articles, but also a forum to disseminate information and bridge the gap between research and implementation, from which Caribbean leaders, relevant industry partners, and authorities can use our Journal for more effective decision making and environmental management.
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The Way Ahead for Coastal and Ocean Ecosystems in the Wider Caribbean

Robin Mahon and Patrick McConney, Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES), The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, St. Michael, Barbados

Lucia Fanning, Marine Affairs Programme, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2018      DOI:  10.33277/cesare/001.001/02

Drs. Mahon, McConney and Fanning take on a collaborative approach to explore the main issues affecting the Caribbean’s diverse marine ecosystems and their management.

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Who is leading change on the ground? Are we being collaborative enough? What regional frameworks are at work? These important questions are explored in full detail by Dr. Mahon et al. of the University of the West Indies and Dalhousie University.

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More about the authors


Dr. Robin Mahon

University Professor - UWI

Professor Mahon is an Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Professor Mahon’s research activities are in marine resource governance, in particular, assessment of governance arrangements for transboundary systems how to effect organisational change in complex systems.

Professor Mahon is involved in several Caribbean regional projects and activities including the CLME+ Project as described above, the UNESCO-IOC GEF funded Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Project, the Future of Reef in a Changing Environment (FORCE) Project and the establishment of the Association of Caribbean States Caribbean Sea Commission.


Dr. Patrick McConney

University Lecturer - UWI

Dr. McConney is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Dr. McConney is a former fisheries manager with an interdisciplinary PhD in resource management from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His current applied research is mainly on small-scale fisheries and marine protected area social-ecological systems in the Wider Caribbean. This research includes ecosystem approaches, livelihoods, socio-economics, gender, adaptive capacity, resilience, management, planning, institutions, organisations and governance.


Dr. Lucia Fanning

University Professor - Dalhousie University

Dr. Fanning joined the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University in September 2007 and served as Director until 2013. Prior to coming to Dalhousie University, she was involved in addressing transboundary fisheries governance in the Caribbean Sea where some 45 countries and territories with diverse cultures, politics, economics, laws and environments are working towards enhanced decision-making for the long-term sustainability of the fisheries.