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Research Article

Comparison of Marine Spatial Planning Methods in Madagascar Demonstrates Value of Alternative Approaches

  • Thomas F. Allnutt mail,

    tom.allnutt@berkeley.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Timothy R. McClanahan,

    Affiliation: Marine Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Serge Andréfouët,

    Affiliation: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia

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  • Merrill Baker,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Erwann Lagabrielle,

    Affiliations: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Sainte-Clotilde, France, Botany Department, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, George, South Africa

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  • Caleb McClennen,

    Affiliation: Marine Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Andry J. M. Rakotomanjaka,

    Affiliation: Madagascar Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Tantely F. Tianarisoa,

    Affiliation: Madagascar Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Antananarivo, Madagascar

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  • Reg Watson,

    Affiliation: Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Claire Kremen

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: February 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028969

About the Authors

Thomas F. Allnutt, Merrill Baker, Claire Kremen
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Timothy R. McClanahan, Caleb McClennen
Marine Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Serge Andréfouët
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia
Erwann Lagabrielle
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Sainte-Clotilde, France
Erwann Lagabrielle
Botany Department, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, George, South Africa
Andry J. M. Rakotomanjaka, Tantely F. Tianarisoa
Madagascar Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Reg Watson
Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: tom.allnutt@berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TFA TRM CM AR TT CK. Performed the experiments: TFA AR TT. Analyzed the data: TFA TRM AR TT CK SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR TT EL RW. Wrote the paper: TFA TRM CM AR TT CK RW EL MB SA. Provided reef geomorphology dataset: SA.