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Ecological criteria for evaluating coral reefs and their implications for managers and researchers

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor.author DONE, TJ
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T00:46:12Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T00:46:12Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:40:51Z
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-08T02:07:11Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:40:51Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:40:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T00:46:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-08T02:07:11Z
dc.date.issued 1995-11-01
dc.identifier 2948 en
dc.identifier.citation Done TJ (1995) Ecological criteria for evaluating coral reefs and their implications for managers and researchers. Coral Reefs. 14: 183-192. en
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4028
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/2948
dc.description Link to abstract/full text - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00334340 en
dc.description.abstract A three step decision-making process is advocated for coral reef managers which (1) evaluates an area at risk, (2) quantifies the risk, and (3) assesses recoverability and consequences in terms of ecological succession and bioconstruction. The judgements required at each stage of the decision-making process should be based on a clear understanding of their ecological and geomorphological implications. 'Biodiversity' and 'bioconstruction' criteria are used to evaluate locations on a five point scale. Ecological risk assessment assigns likelihoods for various damage scenarios. Acceptable change is scale and context dependent and ranges from zero to complete, depending on ecological value and alternate values. Three questions need to be addressed in relation to recoverability of damaged sites: (1) effects on future suitability for settlement, growth and/or repair, (2) certainty of supply of appropriate propagules; and (3) identifiable, 'on site ecological factors' (such as predators, competitors, diseases) which may prevent recovery.
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00334340 en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.relation.ispartof Coral Reefs - pages: 14: 183-192 en
dc.subject Great-barrier-reef
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Simulation
dc.subject Communities
dc.subject Diversity
dc.subject Eutrophication
dc.subject Acanthaster-planci
dc.subject Lagoon
dc.subject Porites
dc.title Ecological criteria for evaluating coral reefs and their implications for managers and researchers
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/BF00334340 en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1995TM29200003


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