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Bailey, M., B. Favaro, S. P. Otto, A. Charles, R. Devillers, A. Metaxas, P. Tyedmers, N. C. Ban, T. Mason, C. Hoover, T. J. Duck, L. Fanning, C. Milley, A. M. Cisneros-Montemayor, D. Pauly, W. W. L. Cheung, S. Cullis-Suzuki, L. Teh, and U. R. Sumaila. 2016. Canada at a crossroad: The imperative for realigning ocean policy with ocean science. Marine Policy 63:53-60.


Lancaster, D., Dearden, P., Ban, N.C., 2015. Drivers of recreational fisher compliance in temperate marine conservation areas: A study of Rockfish Conservation Areas in British Columbia, Canada. Global Ecology and Conservation 4, 645-657.

Ban, N. C., E. Boyd, M. Cox, C. Meek, M. Schoon, and S. Villamayor-Tomas. 2015. Linking classroom learning and research to advance ideas about social-ecological resilience. Ecology and Society 20(3):35(online).

Ban, N. C., L. Evans, M. Nenadovic, and M. Schoon. 2015. Interplay of multiple goods, ecosystem services and property rights in large social-ecological marine protected areas. Ecology and Society 20(4):2(online).

Cinner, J.E., Pratchett, M.S., Graham, N.A.J., Messmer, V., Fuentes, M.M.P.B., Ainsworth, T., Ban, N., Bay, L.K., Blythe, J., Dissard, D., Dunn, S., Evans, L., Fabinyi, M., Fidelman, P., Figueiredo, J., Frisch, A.J., Fulton, C.J., Hicks, C.C., Lukoschek, V., Mallela, J., Moya, A., Penin, L., Rummer, J.L., Walker, S., Williamson, D.H. In press. A framework for understanding climate change impacts on coral reef social–ecological systems. Regional Environmental Change.

Green, O.O., Garmestani, A.S., Albro, S., Ban, N.C., Berland, A., Burkman, C.E., Gardiner, M.M., Gunderson, L., Hopton, M.E., Schoon, M.L., Shuster, W.D. In press. Adaptive governance to promote ecosystem services in urban green spaces. Urban Ecosystems.

Bennett, N., J. Blythe, N. C. Ban, and S. Tyler. In press. Communities and Change in the Anthropocene: Understanding Social-Ecological Vulnerability and Planning Adaptations to Multiple Interacting Exposures. Regional Environmental Change.

Gurney, Georgina G., Robert L Pressey, Natalie C. Ban, Jorge Alvarez-Romero, Stacy Jupiter, Vanessa M Adams. 2015. Efficient and equitable design of marine protected areas in Fiji through inclusion of stakeholder-specific objectives in conservation planning. Conservation Biology 29(5):1378-1389.

Lancaster, D., D. Haggarty, and N. C. Ban. 2015. Pacific Canada’s Rockfish Conservation Areas as a Social-Ecological System:  Using Ostrom’s Design Principles to assess management effectiveness. Ecology and Society 20(3):41(online).

Clarke Murray, C., S. Agbayani, H. M. Alidina, and N. C. Ban. 2015. Advancing marine cumulative effects mapping: An update in Canada’s Pacific waters. Marine Policy 58:71-77.

Clarke Murray, C., S. Agbayani, and N. C. Ban. 2015. Cumulative effects of planned industrial development and climate change on marine ecosystems. Global Ecology and Conservation 4:110-116.

Sampson, G.S., Sanchirico, J.N., Roheim, C.A., Bush, S.R., Taylor, J.E., Allison, E.H., Anderson, J.L., Ban, N.C., Fujita, R., Jupiter, S., Wilson, J.R., 2015. Secure sustainable seafood from developing countries. Science 348, 504-506.

Aguilera, S.E., Cole, J., Finkbeiner, E.M., Le Cornu, E., Ban, N.C., Carr, M.H., Cinner, J.E., Crowder, L.B., Gelcich, S., Hicks, C.C., Kittinger, J.N., Martone, R., Malone, D., Pomeroy, C., Starr, R.M., Seram, S., Zuercher, R., Broad, K., 2015. Managing Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries for Adaptive Capacity: Insights from Dynamic Social-Ecological Drivers of Change in Monterey Bay. PLoS ONE 10, e0118992.

Cumming, G.S., Allen, C.R., Ban, N.C., Biggs, D., Biggs, H.C., Cumming, D.H.M., De Vos, A., Epstein, G., Etienne, M., Maciejewski, K., Mathevet, R., Moore, C.A., Nenadovic, M., Schoon, M. 2015. Understanding protected area resilience: a multi-scale, social-ecological approach. Ecological Applications 25: 299-319.


Ban, N. C., C. McDougall, M. Beck, A. K. Salomon, and K. Cripps. 2014. Applying empirical estimates of marine protected area effectiveness to assess conservation plans in British Columbia, Canada. Biological Conservation 180:134-148.

Gaymer, C. F., A. V. Stadel, N. C. Ban, P. F. Cárcamo, J. Ierna, and L. M. Lieberknecht. 2014. Merging top-down and bottom-up approaches in marine protected areas planning: experiences from around the globe. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24:128-144.

Maxwell S. M., Ban N. C., Morgan L. E. Pragmatic Approaches for Effective Pelagic Marine Protected Area Management. 2014 Endangered Species Research 26:59-74.

Kittinger, J.N., Koehn, J.Z., Le Cornu, E., Ban, N.C., Gopnik, M., Armsby, M., Brooks, C., Carr, M.H., Cinner, J.E., Cravens, A., D’Iorio, M., Erickson, A., Finkbeiner, E.M., Foley, M.M., Fujita, R., Gelcich, S., Martin, K.S., Prahler, E., Reineman, D.R., Shackeroff, J., White, C., Caldwell, M.R., Crowder, L.B. 2014. A practical approach for putting people in ecosystem-based ocean planning. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12:128-144.

Álvarez-Romero J.G., Wilkinson S.N., Pressey R.L., Ban N.C., Kool J., Brodie J. 2014. Modeling catchment nutrients and sediment loads to inform regional management of water quality in coastal-marine ecosystems: A comparison of two approaches. Journal of Environmental Management 146: 164-178.

Evans L.S., Ban N.C., Schoon M., Nenadovic M. 2014. Keeping the ‘Great’ in the Great Barrier Reef: large-scale governance of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. International Journal of the Commons 8(2): 396-427.

Cassandra M. Brooks, John B. Weller, Kristina Gjerde, Rashid Sumaila, Jeff Ardron, Natalie C. Ban, David Freestone, Katherine Seto, Sebastian Unger, Daniel P. Costa, Kara Fisher, Larry Crowder, Patrick Halpin, Andre Boustany. 2014. Challenging the Right to Fish in a Fast-Changing Ocean. Stanford Environmental Law Journal 33(3).

Fleischman, Forrest D., Natalie C. Ban, Louisa S. Evans, Graham Epstein, Gustavo Garcia-Lopez, Sergio Villamayor-Tomas. 2014. Governing large-scale social-ecological systems: Lessons from a comparison of five cases. International Journal of the Commons 8(2): 428-456.

Georgina G. Gurney, Joshua Cinner, Natalie C. Ban, Robert Pressey, Richard Pollnac, Stuart Campbell, Sonny Tasidjawa, Fakhrizal Setiwan. 2014. Poverty and protected areas: an evaluation of a marine integrated conservation and development project in Indonesia. Global Environmental Change 26:98-107.

Ban, Natalie C., Nicholas J. Bax, Kristina M. Gjerde, Rodolphe Devillers, Daniel C. Dunn, Piers K. Dunstan, Alistair J. Hobday, Sara M. Maxwell, David M. Kaplan, Robert L. Pressey, Jeff A. Ardron, Edward T  Game, Patrick N. Halpin. 2014. Systematic conservation planning: A better recipe for managing the high seas for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. Conservation Letters 7(1):41-54.

Magris, R. A., R. L. Pressey, R. Weeks, and N. C. Ban. 2014. Integrating connectivity and climate change into marine conservation planning. Biological Conservation 170:207-221.

Ban, Natalie C., Sara M. Maxwell, Daniel Dunn, Alistair J. Hobday, Nic Bax, Jeff Ardron, Kristina M.Gjerde, Edward T Game, Rodolphe Devillers, David M. Kaplan, Piers Dunstan, Patrick N. Halpin, Robert L. Pressey. 2014. Better integration of sectoral planning and management approaches for the interlinked ecology of the open oceans. Marine Policy 49:127-136.

Tallis, Heather, Jane Lubchenco, Vanessa M. Adams, Christine Adams-Hosking, Vera N. Agostini, Sandy J. Andelman, Katie Arkema, Patricia Balvanera, Natalie Ban, plus 230 more. 2014. A call for inclusive conservation. Nature. 515: 27-28.


Kittinger, J. N., E. M. Finkbeiner, N. C. Ban, K. Broad, M. H. Carr, J. E. Cinner, S. Gelcich, M. L. Cornwell, J. Z. Koehn, X. Basurto, R. Fujita, M. R. Caldwell, and L. B. Crowder. 2013. Emerging frontiers in social-ecological systems research for sustainability of small-scale fisheries. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5:352–357.

Mills, Morena, Robert L. Pressey, Natalie C. Ban, Simon Foale, Andrew T. Knight, Shankar Aswani. 2013. Understanding characteristics that define the feasibility of conservation actions in a common pool marine resource governance system. Conservation Letters 6(6):418-429.

Álvarez-Romero, Jorge G., Michelle Devlin, Eduardo Teixeira da Silva, Caroline Petus, Natalie C. Ban, Robert L. Pressey, Johnathan Kool, Jason Roberts, Sergio Cerdeira-Estrada, Amelia S. Wenger, Jon Brodie. 2013. A novel approach to model exposure of coastal-marine ecosystems to riverine flood plumes based on remote sensing techniques. Journal of Environmental Management 119:194-207.

Álvarez-Romero, Jorge G., Robert L. Pressey, Natalie C. Ban, Jorge Torre, Octavio Aburto-Oropeza. 2013. Marine conservation planning in practice: lessons learned from the Gulf of California. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23(4):483-505.

Ban, Natalie C., Morena Mills, Jordan Tam, Christina Hicks, Sarah Klain, Natalie Stoeckl, Madeleine C Bottrill, Jordan Levine, Robert Pressey, Terre Satterfield, Kai M. A. Chan. 2013. Integrating social considerations into conservation planning through a social-ecological systems perspective. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 11:194-202.

Ban, Natalie C. , Karin Bodtker, David Nicolson, Carrie Robb, Krista Royle, Charlie Short. 2013. Setting the stage for marine spatial planning: ecological and social data collation and analyses in Canada’s Pacific waters. Marine Policy 39:11-20.

Cvitanovic, C., S.K. Wilson, C.J. Fulton, G.R. Almany, P. Anderson, R.C. Babcock, N.C. Ban, R.J. Beeden, M. Beger, J. Cinner, K. Dobbs, L.S. Evans, A. Farnham, K. Friedman, K. Gale, W. Gladstone, Q. Grafton, N.A.J. Graham, S. Gudge, P. Harrison, T.H. Holmes, N. Johnstone, G.P. Jones, A. Jordan, A.J. Kendrick, C.J. Klein, L.R. Little, H.A. Malcolm, D. Morris, H.P. Possingham, J. Prescott, R.L. Pressey, G.A. Skilleter, C. Simpson, K. Waples, D. Wilson, D.H. Williamson. 2013. Critical research needs for managing coral reef marine protected areas: Perspectives of academics and managers. Journal of Environmental Management 114: 84-91.

Levy, Jessica, Natalie C. Ban. 2013. A method for incorporating climate change modelling into marine conservation planning: An Indo-west Pacific example. Marine Policy 38:16-24.

Hamann, Mark, Mariana M.P.B. Fuentes, Natalie C. Ban, Veronique J.L. Mocellin. 2013. Climate change and marine turtles. In: The Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume 3.  (eds Jeanette Wyneken, Kenneth J. Lohmann, John A. Musick. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 353-378.

Ban, Natalie C., Januchowski-Hartley S., Alvarez-Romero J., Mills M., Pressey R.L., Linke S. & de Freitas D. 2013. Chapter 8. Marine and freshwater conservation planning: from representation to persistence. In: Conservation Planning: Shaping the Future (eds. Craighead L & Convis C). ESRI Press Redlands, California. pp. 175-217.

Chan, Kai M.A, Natalie C. Ban, Robin Naidoo. 2013. Chapter 2. Integrating Conservation Planning with Human Communities, Ecosystem Services, and Economics. In: Conservation Planning: Shaping the Future (eds. Craighead L & Convis C). ESRI Press Redlands, California. pp. 21-50.


Ban, Natalie C., Robert L Pressey, Scarla Weeks. 2012. Conservation Objectives and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies in the Great Barrier Reef.  Conservation Biology 26(5):799-809.
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Mills, Morena, Vanessa M. Adams, Robert L. Pressey, Natalie C. Ban, Stacy Jupiter. 2012. Where do national and local conservation actions meet? Simulating the expansion of ad hoc and systematic approaches to conservation into the future in Fiji. Conservation Letters 5(5):387-398. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00258.x
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Biggs, Duan, Natalie C. Ban, Michael Hall. 2012. Lifestyle values, resilience, and nature-based tourism’s contribution to conservation on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Environmental Conservation 39:370-379. DOI:
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Ban, Natalie C., Joshua E. Cinner, Vanessa Adams, Morena Mills, Glenn R. Almany, Stephen Ban, Laurence J. McCook, Alan White. 2012. Recasting shortfalls of marine protected areas as opportunities through adaptive management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Systems 22(2):262-271.
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Madin, Elizabeth, Natalie C. Ban, Zoë Doubleday, Thomas Holmes, Gretta Pecl, Franz Smith. 2012. Socio-economic and management implications of range-shifting species in marine systems. Global Environmental Change 22(1):137-146.
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Ban, Natalie C., Vanessa Adams, Glenn R. Almany, Stephen Ban, Josh Cinner, Laurence J. McCook, Morena Mills, Robert L. Pressey, Alan White. 2011. Designing, implementing and managing marine protected areas: emerging trends and opportunities for coral reef nations. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 408:21-31.
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Alvarez-Romero, Jorge G., Robert L. Pressey, Natalie C. Ban, Ken Vance-Borland, Chuck Willer, Carissa Klein, Steve Gaines. 2011. Integrated land-sea conservation planning: the missing links. Annual Review in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 42:381-409.
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Mills, Morena, Stacy D. Jupiter, Robert L. Pressey, Natalie C. Ban, James Comley. 2011. Assessing effectiveness of community-based management strategies towards achieving national conservation objectives: A new approach and gap analysis for marine conservation in Fiji. Conservation Biology 25:1155-1164.
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Hansen, Gretchen J.A., Natalie C. Ban, Michael L. Jones, Les Kaufman, Hazel M. Panes, Maï Yasué, Amanda C.J. Vincent. 2011. Hindsight in marine protected area selection: a comparison of community-driven vs. biophysical approaches. Biological Conservation 144:1866-1875.
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Ban, Natalie C., Vanessa Adams, Robert L. Pressey, John Hicks. 2011. Promise and problems for estimating management costs of marine protected areas. Conservation Letters 4:241-252.
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Biggs, Duan, Nick Abel, Andrew T. Knight, Anne Leitch, Art Langston, Natalie C. Ban. 2011. The implementation crisis in conservation planning: could ‘mental models’ help? Conservation Letters 4:169-183.
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Nicholas A.J. Graham, Tracy D. Ainsworth, Andrew H. Baird, Natalie C. Ban, Line K. Bay, Joshua E. Cinner, Debora M. De Freitas, Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Maria Dornelas, Simon R. Dunn, Pedro I.J. Fidelman, Sylvain Foret, Tatjana C. Good, Johnathan Kool, Jennie Mallela, Lucie Penin, Morgan S. Pratchett, David H. Williamson. 2011. From microbes to people – tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 49:117-148.
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Klein, Carissa J., Natalie C. Ban, Ben Halpern, Maria Beger, Edward T. Game, Hedley Grantham, Alison Green, Travis Klein, Stuart Kininmonth, Eric Treml, Kerrie Wilson, Hugh P. Possingham. 2010. Prioritizing land and sea conservation investments to protect coral reefs. PLoS ONE 5(8):e12431.
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Mills, Morena, Robert L. Pressey, Simon Foale, Natalie C. Ban. 2010. A mismatch of scales: challenges in planning for implementation of marine protected areas in the Coral Triangle. Conservation Letters 3:291-303.
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Ban, Natalie C., Hussein Alidina, Jeff Ardron. 2010. Cumulative impact mapping: advances, relevance and limitations to marine management and conservation, using Canada’s Pacific waters as a case study. Marine Policy 34:876-886.
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Ban, Natalie C., Krista Royle, Charlie Short, Neil Davis, Karin Bodtker, Tanya Bryan, Andrew Day, Dana Haggarty, Lynn Lee, Murray Manson, Dave Nicolson, Glen Rasmussen, Kate Willis Ladell. 2010. Identifying priority areas for marine conservation in British Columbia: a collaborative approach. In. S. Bondrup-Nielsen, K. Beazley, G. Bissix, D. Colville, S. Flemming, T. Herman, M. McPherson, S. Mockford, and S. O’Grady (Eds). Ecosystem Based Management: Beyond Boundaries. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of Science and the Management of Protected Areas, 21–26 May 2007, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Pp. 251-262.


Ban, NC, Caldwell, IR, Green, TL, Morgan, SK, O’Donnell, K, Selgrath (2009). Diverse fisheries require diverse solutions. Science 323(5912): 338-339. (Letter to the editor)
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Ban, NC, and Klein CJ (2009). Spatial socio-economic data as a cost in systematic marine conservation planning. Conservation Letters 2:206-215.
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Ban, NC, Hansen, GJA, Jones, M and Vincent, ACJ (2009). Systematic marine conservation planning in data-poor regions: Socioeconomic data is essential. Marine Policy 33(5): 794-800.
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Ban, NC, Picard, CR and Vincent, ACJ (2009). Comparing and integrating community-based and science-based approaches to prioritizing marine areas for protection. Conservation Biology 23(4): 899-910.
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Ban, NC and Vincent, ACJ (2009). Beyond marine reserves: Exploring the approach of selecting areas where fishing is permitted, rather than prohibited. PLoS ONE 4(7): e6258.
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Ban, N (2009). Minimum data requirements for designing a set of marine protected areas, using commonly available abiotic and biotic datasets. Biodiversity and Conservation 18(7): 1829-1845.
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2008 and earlier

Ban, NC, Blight, LK, Foster, SJ, Morgan, SK, and O’Donnell, K (2008). Pragmatism before prescription for managing global fisheries. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 6 (10): 521. (letter to the editor)
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Ban, NC, Picard, C, and Vincent, ACJ (2008). Moving towards spatial marine conservation solutions in indigenous communities. Ecology and Society 13 (1): 32. [online]
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Ban, N, and Alder, J (2008). How wild is the ocean? Assessing the intensity of anthropogenic marine activities in British Columbia, Canada. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18(1): 55-85.
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Ban, NC (2008). Siting Marine Reserves: Stakeholder-Based Versus Science-Driven Approaches. Pages 1267-1275 in J. L. Nielsen, J. J., Dodson, K. Friedland, T. R. Hamon, J. Musick, and E. Verspoor, editors. Reconciling fisheries with conservation: proceedings of the Fourth World Fisheries Congress. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 49, Bethesda, Maryland.

Ban, Natalie C. and Oliver Coomes (2004). Home Gardens in Amazonian Peru: Diversity and Exchange of Planting Material. The Geographical Review 94(3): 348-367.

Coomes, Oliver and Natalie C. Ban (2004). Cultivated Plant Species Diversity in Home Gardens of an Amazonian Peasant Village in Northeastern Peru. Economic Botany 58(4): 420-434.

Jessen, S, and Ban, N (2003). Establishing Marine Protected Areas in British Columbia: an NGO Perspective. In: Aquatic Protected Areas; what works best and how do we know? Eds. J.P. Beumer, A. Grant, and D.C. Smith. Proceedings of the World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas, Cairns, Australia, August 2002. Australian Society for Fish Biology. pp. 377-387.

Jessen, S and Ban, N (2003). Baja California to the Bering Sea: A North American Marine Conservation Initiative. Wild Earth 12:4.

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