U.S. Virgin Islands – Resilience Assessment

Assessing the Relative Resilience of the Coral Reefs of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Location St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) The challenge Coral reefs have always been dynamic habitats in which episodic disturbances occur and set the reef growth clock back,...

Northern Mariana Islands – Monitoring Reef Resilience

Field-based Assessments of Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Location Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) The challenge Coral reefs worldwide are threatened by a combination of...

Palau – MPA Design

Designing a Marine Protected Area Network in Palau Location Palau, Micronesia The challenge Palau is located approximately 800 km east of the Philippines, and consists of a series of islands approximately 459 km2 in total size. Palau’s coral reefs are considered to be...

Florida – Disturbance Response

Disturbance Response and Monitoring Program in Action in the Florida Keys Location Florida Keys and southeast Florida mainland, USA The challenge The Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP) region includes the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys, and extends up the southeast...

Honduras – MPA Design

Supporting and Managing Resilient Systems in the Bay Islands, Honduras Location Cordelia Banks, Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras The challenge Cordelia Banks is located on the southwest coast of Roatán in the Honduran Bay Islands. It sits between two cruise docks, as...
Understanding coral reef resilience in Tobago

Understanding coral reef resilience in Tobago

Jahson Berhane Alemu I (a participant in our 2010 Training of Trainers Workshop) and co-author Ysharda Clement recently published the paper “Mass Coral Bleaching in 2012 in the Southern Caribbean”. For 6 months, they monitored approximately 650 colonies (composed of...

Papua New Guinea – MPA Design

Designing a Resilient MPA in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea Location Kimbe Bay, West New Britian, Papua New Guinea The challenge Kimbe Bay is a large, well-defined bay (140 km x 70 km in area) comprised of one of the world’s most diverse tropical marine environments,...

Indonesia – MPA Management

Management Plan of Wakatobi National Park Leads to Increased Stakeholder Engagement Through Monitoring Efforts Location Wakatobi National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia The challenge Wakatobi is named after the four main islands of Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia,...

Australia – Monitoring Reef Resilience

Using Resilience Assessments to Inform the Design of Marine Protected Areas in Australia Location Keppel Bay Reefs and Islands, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia The challenge The Keppel Islands are a group of 16 continental islands lying 18 km off the coastal...

Mass Coral Bleaching in 2010 in the Southern Caribbean

The authors, Alemu and Clement, monitored the bleaching response at 3 sites across Tobago during a bleaching event in 2010. The purpose was to find nodes of reef resilience in Tobago by identifying taxa resilient to bleaching. This will assist local coral reef...

Monitoring Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas

A practical guide on how monitoring can support effective management of MPAs. Produced by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and IUCN Global Marine Program, this publication provides seventeen case studies and information on monitoring methods. Author:...
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