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Ling Cao
Journal Articles

The effects of intensive aquaculture on nutrient residence time and transport in a coastal embayment

Bing Wang, Ling Cao, Fiorenza Micheli, Rosamond L. Naylor, Oliver B. Fringer
Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 2018 May 17, 2018

Aquaculture in many countries around the world has become the biggest source of seafood for human consumption. While it alleviates the pressure on wild capture fisheries, the long-term impacts of large-scale, intensive aquaculture on natural coastal systems need to be better understood. In particular, aquaculture may alter habitat and exceed the carrying capacity of coastal marine ecosystems.

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Assessing Hazard Vulnerability, Habitat Conservation and Restoration for the Enhancement of China’s Coastal Resilience

Ling Cao, Muhammad Sajjad, Yangfan Li, Zhenghong Tang, Ling Cao, Xiaoping Liu
Earth's Future, 2018 February 14, 2018

Worldwide, humans are facing high risks from natural hazards, especially in coastal regions with high population densities. Rising sea levels due to global warming are making coastal communities’ infrastructure vulnerable to natural disasters.

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Feed conversion efficiency in aquaculture: do we measure it correctly?

Jillian Fry, Nicholas Mailloux, David Love, Michael Milli, Ling Cao
Environmental Research Letters, Volume 13, Number 2, 2018 February 6, 2018

Globally, demand for food animal products is rising. At the same time, we face mounting, related pressures including limited natural resources, negative environmental externalities, climate disruption, and population growth.

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Opportunity for marine fisheries reform in China

Ling Cao, Rosamond L. Naylor, Shuanglin Dongd, Arthur Hansone, Bo Huangf, Duncan Leadbitterg, David C. Littleh, Ellen K. Pikitchi, Yongsong Qiuj, Yvonne Sadovy de Mitchesonk, Ussif Rashid Sumailal, Meryl Williamsm, Guifang Xuen, Yimin Yeo, Wenbo Zhangp, Yingqi Zhouq, Ping Zhuangr
PNAS, 2017 January 17, 2017

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan, launched in March 2016, provides a sound policy platform for the protection of marine ecosystems and the restoration of capture fisheries within China’s exclusive economic zone. What distinguishes China among many other countries striving for marine fisheries reform is its size—accounting for almost one-fifth of global catch volume—and the unique cultural context of its economic and resource management.

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China's aquaculture and the world's wild fisheries

Ling Cao, Rosamond L. Naylor, Patrik Henriksson, Duncan Leadbitter, Marc Metian, Max Troell, Wenbo Zhang
Science, 2015 January 9, 2015
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