Marine & Environmental Sciences Faculty Reports

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Coral, Status, GCRMN, Coral Reef Monitoring, Management, Status Report


The following report on the status of US Caribbean coral reef ecosystems has been summarised from more extensive reports submitted to the US Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) working group that implemented in 2000 ‘A National Program to Assess, Inventory, and Monitor US Coral Reef Ecosystems’. The more-lengthy reports are also the basis for the biennial-issued document, ‘Status and Trends of US Coral Reef Ecosystems’. Each author is a recognised technical expert with responsibility for monitoring and/or managing aspects of their respective coral reef ecosystems.

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Wilkinson, C. (ed.). Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2000. Australian Institute for Marine Science, Australia.


Chapter 14 of Full Report