Bookcover of A multi-metric index for coral reef survey, evaluation and assessment
Booktitle:

A multi-metric index for coral reef survey, evaluation and assessment

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-09-10 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-19812-6

ISBN-10:
3639198123
EAN:
9783639198126
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Due to the importance of coral reefs to local communities and the increasing level of natural and anthropogenic impacts upon them, accurate monitoring and assessment of reef condition is necessary to allow the management and sustainable use of these resources. This book tests and compares several commonly utilised benthic sampling techniques and whether they can be implemented to provide data to assess reef condition and help prioritise areas for conservation. Commonly recorded reef assessment attributes were identified to show differentiation between sites of varied condition and combined into a two part multi-metric Conservation Value Index (CVI). This index was then tested and used to assess the condition of several reefs in two Marine Protected Areas, the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia and the Ras Mohammed National Park, Sinai, Egypt. The proposed index meets the requirements of a readily understood assessment method that can be use to disseminate complex biological data to managers, politicians, funding bodies and other stakeholders.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de/
By (author) :
Steve McMellor
Number of pages:
208
Published on:
2009-09-10
Stock:
Available
Category:
Ecology
Price:
6589.31 руб
Keywords:
Coral, Reef, Survey, Index, Assessment, Wakatobi, Indonesia, Ras Mohammed, multi-metric

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