Plastic Waste Associated With Disease On Coral Reefs

Abstract: Plastic waste can promote microbial colonization by pathogens implicated in outbreaks of disease in the ocean. We assessed the influence of plastic waste on disease risk in 124,000 reef-building corals from 159 reefs in the Asia-Pacific region. The...

Florida – Monitoring Reef Resilience

Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change in the Florida Reef Tract Location Florida Reef Tract, Florida, USA The challenge Climate change and a range of human activities threaten the natural resilience of coral reef ecosystems. Reef resilience is the ability to resist...

A Guide to Assessing Coral Reef Resilience for Decision Support

Maintaining and restoring resilience is now a major focus of most coral reef managers around the world. A focus on resilience gives us options – and hope – in the face of new and often daunting challenges. Underpinning this is the fact that local actions...
Manager Success Stories

Manager Success Stories

While there are many stories to tell, here is what support from the Network looks like and how it translates into real action for improved coral health. Meet the managers: Read more manager spotlight stories to learn about other projects.

Western Indian Ocean Post-Bleaching Assessment Training

Dr. David Obura and Mishal Gudka of CORDIO East Africa (supported through the Biodiversity Project of the Indian Ocean Commission) present a training on how to conduct a post-bleaching assessment in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). This is part of a regional project in...
How Scientists Can Inform Marine Resource Management

How Scientists Can Inform Marine Resource Management

How will improving understanding of marine ecosystems lead to better management and conservation?  One of our lead scientists, Dr. Elizabeth McLeod,  provides helpful tips for marine scientists on how to make their research more useful for managers. Read the article....
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...

Bright Spots Among the World’s Coral Reefs

This study suggests that we can learn a significant amount about coral reef decline by identifying outliers. These outliers include areas where ecosystems performed better than expected, bright spots, and areas where ecosystems performed worse than expected in the...
Reef Resilience Indicators – Hawai‘i, 2016

Reef Resilience Indicators – Hawai‘i, 2016

During the IUCN World Conservation Congress, twenty-seven marine resource managers, scientists, and practitioners, representing nine countries, attended a half-day workshop to learn how to monitor coral reefs for resilience and use this information to guide...
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