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Continental-scale assessment of Australia's rocky and coral reef biodiversity


Stuart-Smith, RD and Edgar, GJ, Continental-scale assessment of Australia's rocky and coral reef biodiversity, Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update 2011, Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia, 19, p. 17. (2011) [Magazine Article]

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Through a collaboration involving recreational divers, scientist and managers, the Reef Life Survey (RLS) program aims to provide biodiversity data needed to efficiently manage the marine environment and thereby improve its state. The program generates an enormous amount of species-level information on fishes, macro-invertebrates, seaweeds and corals from sites distributed across the country. These systematically-collected data are provided by a national team of experienced and highly motivated recreational SCUBA divers, who have been trained in quantitative scientific methods for underwater biodiversity assessment.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Reef Life Survey, marine biodiversity, citizen science
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Stuart-Smith, RD (Dr Rick Stuart-Smith)
UTAS Author:Edgar, GJ (Professor Graham Edgar)
ID Code:109196
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-06-01
Last Modified:2016-06-01

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