eCite Digital Repository

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

Citation

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]


Preview
PDF
Pending copyright assessment - Request a copy
3Mb
  

Abstract

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.

Item Details

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:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:Stuart-Smith, RD (Dr Rick Stuart-Smith)
Author:Edgar, GJ (Professor Graham Edgar)
ID Code:109196
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-06-01
Last Modified:2016-06-01
Downloads:0

Repository Staff Only: item control page