Talk:Carrying capacity analysis

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Review by Margarethe Breil (January 2013)

The article provides a useful overview on the concept of carrying capacity and hightlights the operational potentials and limits of this concept for the context of coastal management. Suggestions: From a scientific point of view, a more precise indication of scientific origins of this concept (biological carrying capacity, originating from population biology) and later application (social carrying capacity) would help to better understand the sense of the assessment. The relation to "limits of growth" is not correct to my opinion.

The illustration used is not very useful, a representation of beach tourism in a more natural context might better highlight the role of the interaction between human uses and coastal ecosystem for the concept.

In order to update the discourse, a link towards adaptive policies (which are described but not named as such) might provide the correct collocation of the discourse in the actual policy debate.