New Resource on Community-Based Climate Adaptation

New Resource on Community-Based Climate Adaptation

We recently launched our new Community-Based Climate Adaptation module which complies the latest scientific guidance and tools to help managers assess social and ecological vulnerability to climate change and other stressors. We interviewed Lizzie McLeod, our...
Year in Review

Year in Review

In 2016, The Reef Resilience Network convened hundreds of marine resource managers, scientists, and decision-makers to inspire greater collaboration, share cutting-edge resilience science, and improve management decisions. The International Coral Reef Symposium and...

Building Coral Reef Resilience Through Assisted Evolution

There is concern that elevated sea temperatures and ocean acidification may influence the resilience of coral reefs, inherently affecting their vital role of providing the structure which maintains ecosystem services around the world. This review explores the idea of...
Strategic Communications – American Samoa, 2016

Strategic Communications – American Samoa, 2016

A three-day workshop was held in partnership with NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program to help marine conservation and education professionals from eight agencies in American Samoa approach their work strategically. Participants learned key components of strategic...
Scientific Writing – Hawai‘i, 2015

Scientific Writing – Hawai‘i, 2015

A four-day writing workshop was held for Pacific Island coral reef managers from Hawaiʻi, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa who received mentorship from The Nature Conservancy’s former Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva and team of...
Climate Adaptation – Guam, 2014

Climate Adaptation – Guam, 2014

Thirty managers participated in a workshop on the use of new tools that provide community members and stakeholders with an understanding of climate change and adaptation strategies. Caribbean managers provided feedback on modification of the tool for the Caribbean....
Coral Reef Resilience – USA, 2013

Coral Reef Resilience – USA, 2013

This learning exchange took place at the American Natural History Museum Island Resilience Symposium. The Reef Resilience Program sponsored and supported six presenters at the symposium. Image Credits:...
Scientific Writing – Mexico, 2012

Scientific Writing – Mexico, 2012

During this workshop for Caribbean coral reef managers, 14 managers and practitioners from around the region worked with writing experts to write and edit publishable journal and media articles. Image Credits:...
Managing for Resilience – Guadeloupe, 2011

Managing for Resilience – Guadeloupe, 2011

Part of the 4th International Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium (ITMEMS), this learning exchange included 58 individuals. The Reef Resilience Network participated as conference leaders and dedicated a day of the conference to resilience concepts, with...
Coral Reef Resilience – Florida, 2011

Coral Reef Resilience – Florida, 2011

This was the 2nd Reef Resilience Conference: Planning for Resilience, with 242 participants. It included a 2-day workshop, with a presentation of viewpoints of the fishing/diving industry and the International Reef Resilience practitioners workshop. Image Credits:...

Seychelles – Coral Restoration

Reef Rescuers: Coral Gardening as an MPA Management Tool Location Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles The challenge In 1998, the mass coral bleaching event, caused by the coupling of El Nino and the Indian Ocean Dipole, severely affected the reefs of the...
It’s not loo late for coral reefs

It’s not loo late for coral reefs

In a new article published today in the world’s leading academic journal, Science, Mark Spalding, Senior Marine Scientist for The Nature Conservancy looks at the broad issues surrounding the current situation of coral reefs and highlights points of hope. “There is...
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