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Thirty Years of Research on Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (1986-2016): Scientific Advances and Emerging Opportunities

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dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (csiro)
dc.contributor Great Barrier Reef Marine Pk Author
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Univ Adelaide
dc.contributor University Of California San Diego
dc.contributor Arc Ctr Excellence Coral Reef Studies
dc.contributor Csiro Oceans & Atmosphere
dc.contributor American University Cairo
dc.contributor Sch Biol Sci
dc.contributor Amer Univ Cairo
dc.contributor Sch Med Sci
dc.contributor University Of California System
dc.contributor Sch Life Sci
dc.contributor Scripps Inst Oceanog
dc.contributor University Of Sydney
dc.contributor University Of Adelaide
dc.contributor Environm Inst
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Univ Sydney
dc.contributor Univ Calif San Diego
dc.contributor James Cook Univ
dc.contributor.author UTHICKE, SVEN
dc.contributor.author PRATCHETT, MORGAN S.
dc.contributor.author WILMES, JENNIFER C.
dc.contributor.author MATTHEWS, SAMUEL
dc.contributor.author SWEATMAN, HUGH P. A.
dc.contributor.author NADLER, LAUREN E.
dc.contributor.author THOMPSON, CASSANDRA A.
dc.contributor.author BOS, ARTHUR R.
dc.contributor.author BYRNE, MARIA
dc.contributor.author FORTUNATO, SOFIA A. V.
dc.contributor.author CHEN, CARLA C. M.
dc.contributor.author CABALLES, CIEMON F.
dc.contributor.author MELLIN, CAMILLE
dc.contributor.author BRODIE, JON
dc.contributor.author HOEY, JESSICA
dc.contributor.author MESSMER, VANESSA
dc.contributor.author BUCK, ALEXANDER C. E.
dc.contributor.author BABCOCK, RUSSELL C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-06T18:59:41Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-06T18:59:41Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-09T01:09:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-06T18:59:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-06T18:59:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-09T01:09:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Pratchett MS, Caballes CF, Wilmes JC, Matthews S, Mellin C, Sweatman HPA, Nadler LE, Brodie J, Thompson CA, Hoey J, Bos AR, Byrne M, Messmer V, Fortunato SAV, Chen CCM, Buck ACE, Babcock RC, Uthicke S (2017) Thirty Years of Research on Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (1986-2016): Scientific Advances and Emerging Opportunities. Diversity 9(4): 41
dc.identifier.issn 1424-2818
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/14915
dc.description.abstract Research on the coral-eating crown-of-thorns starfish (CoTS) has waxed and waned over the last few decades, mostly in response to population outbreaks at specific locations. This review considers advances in our understanding of the biology and ecology of CoTS based on the resurgence of research interest, which culminated in this current special issue on the Biology, Ecology and Management of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish. More specifically, this review considers progress in addressing 41 specific research questions posed in a seminal review by P. Moran 30 years ago, as well as exploring new directions for CoTS research. Despite the plethora of research on CoTS (>1200 research articles), there are persistent knowledge gaps that constrain effective management of outbreaks. Although directly addressing some of these questions will be extremely difficult, there have been considerable advances in understanding the biology of CoTS, if not the proximate and ultimate cause(s) of outbreaks. Moving forward, researchers need to embrace new technologies and opportunities to advance our understanding of CoTS biology and behavior, focusing on key questions that will improve effectiveness of management in reducing the frequency and likelihood of outbreaks, if not preventing them altogether.
dc.language English
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Science & Technology - Other Topics
dc.subject Multidisciplinary Sciences
dc.title Thirty Years of Research on Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (1986-2016): Scientific Advances and Emerging Opportunities
dc.type journal article
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/d9040041
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000413365800002


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