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Research challenges to improve the management and conservation of subtropical reefs to tackle climate change threats (Findings of a workshop conducted in Coffs Harbour, Australia on 13 September 2010)

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Beger, M and Babcock, R and Booth, DJ and Bucher, D and Condie, SA and Creese, B and Cvitanovic, C and Dalton, SJ and Harrison, P and Hoey, A and Jordan, A and Loder, J and Malcolm, H and Purcell, SW and Roelfsma, C and Sachs, P and Smith, SDA and Sommer, B and Stuart-Smith, RD and Thomson, D and Wallace, CC and Zann, M and Pandolfi, JM, Research challenges to improve the management and conservation of subtropical reefs to tackle climate change threats (Findings of a workshop conducted in Coffs Harbour, Australia on 13 September 2010), Ecological Management and Restoration, 12, (1) pp. e7-e10. ISSN 1442-7001 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Copyright 2011 Ecological Society of Australia

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1442-8903.2011.00573.x

Abstract

This paper reports on a workshop conducted in Australia in 2010, entitled ‘Management, Conservation, and Scientific Challenges on Subtropical Reefs under Climate Change’. The workshop brought together 26 experts actively involved in the science and management of subtropical reefs. Its primary aim was to identify the areas of research that need to be most urgently addressed to improve the decision-making framework for managers of subtropical reefs. The main findings of the workshop were a sustainable subtropical reefs declaration that highlights seven research priorities for subtropical reefs. These are to (i) conduct research and management activities across local government, state and bioregion borders; (ii) understand natural variability of environmental conditions; (iii) quantify socio-economic factors and ecosystem services; (iv) benchmark cross-realm connectivity; (v) know marine population connectivity; (vi) habitat mapping and ecological research; and (v) determine refugia. These findings are hoped to form a basis for focussing research efforts, leveraging funds and assisting managers with allocation of resources.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:coral, reef fish, warming, Reef Life Survey
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Author:Cvitanovic, C (Dr Christopher Cvitanovic)
Author:Stuart-Smith, RD (Dr Rick Stuart-Smith)
ID Code:105094
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2015-12-07
Last Modified:2018-01-16
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