Visual censusing bibliography

wolfey WOLFEY at
Wed Feb 28 23:58:23 EST 2001

Hello all. There were requests for visual census technique citations and for circular plot refrences.  I have compiled the responses and bibliographic information and would like to share it with anyone who is interested.

Happy censusing!

-Kristen Hoss

Anon. (1979). Workshop on coral trout assessment techniques held at Heron
            Island, 21 April - 4 May.
            Appledoorn, R. S., D. A. Hensley, et al. (1988). "The use of various tracers
            in assessing the fate of pelagic eggs spawned by coral reef fishes." Proc.
            6th ICRS, Townsville 2: 619-624.
            Baillon, N. and M. Kulbicki (1988). "Aging of adult tropical reef fish by
            otoliths: a comparison of three methods on Diagramma pictum." Proc. 6th
            ICRS, Townsville 2: 341-346.
            Bellwood, D. R. and A. C. Alcala (1988). "The effect of a minimum length
            specification on visual estimates of density and biomass of coral reef
            fishes." Coral Reefs 7(1): 23-27.
            Bergstedt and Anderson (1990). Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 119: 86-91.
            Bohnsack, James A. and Scott P. Bannerot . (1986) A stationary visual census technique for quantitatively assessing community structure of coral reef fishes.
            July NOAA Technical Report NMFS 41
            Bortone, Stephen A., Robert W. Hastings, Jerry L. Oglesby (1986).Quantification of Reef Fish Assemblages: A Comparison of Several In Situ
            Methods. N.E. Gulf Science VOL. 8 pp. 1-22

            Bortone, Stephen A, Joseph J. Kimmel, and Charles M. Bundrick (1989). A Comparison of Three Methods for Visually Assessing Reef Fish Communities:
            Time and Area compensated Northeast Gulf Science Vol. 10, No. 2 August p. 85-96
            Brock ,Richard E (1982). A Critique of the Visual Census Method for Assessing Coral Reef Fish
            Populations. Bullletin of Marine Science, 32(1):269-276, 
            Broome, L. S. (1985). "Sightability as a factor in aerial survey of bird
            species and communities." Aust. Wildl. Res. 12: 57-67.
            Choat, J. H., P. J. Doherty, et al. (1993). "Sampling of larvae and pelagic
            stages of coral reef fishes: a comparison of towed nets, purse seine and
            light-aggregation devices." Fishery Bulletin 91: 195-201.
            Chou, L. M., G. S. Y. Lim, et al. (1991). "An assessment of fish communities
            of artificial reef structures in Brunei Darussalam with recommendations for
            management and development." Resource Management and Optimization 9(1):
            Chrisensen, M. S. and R. Winterbottom (1981). "A correction factor for, and
            its application to, visual censuses of littoral fish." S. Afr. J. Zool.
            DeMartini, E. E., F. A. Parrish, et al. (1996). "Interdecadal change in reef
            fish populations at French frigate shoals and midway atoll, northwestern
            Hawaiian Islands: statistical power in retrospect." Bull. Mar. Sci. 58(3):
            DeMartini, E. E. and D. Roberts (1982). "An empirical test of biases in the
            rapid visual technique for species-time censuses of reef fish assemblages."
            Marine Biology 70: 129-134.
            Ensign and e. al. (1995). Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52: 213-222.
            Fowler, A. J. (1987). "The development of sampling strategies for population
            studies of coral reef fishes. A case study." Coral Reefs 6(1): 49-58.
            Friedlander, A. (1993). Preliminary Assessment and Recommendations for
            Long-term Monitoring of Reef Fish Populations in the Proposed National Park
            on Ofu Island, American Samoa. Pago Pago, American Samoa, National Park
            Fry, F. E. J. (1943). A method for the calculation of the growth of fishes
            from scale measurements. Toronto, University of Toronto Press.
            Green, L. E. and W. S. Alevizon (1989). "Comparative accuracies of visual
            assessment methods for coral reef fishes." Bull. Mar. Sci. 44: 899-912.
            Harmelin-Vivien, M. L. and P. Francour (1992). "Trawling or visual censusus?
            Methodological bias in the assessment of fish populations in seagrass beds."
            P.S.Z.N.I. Marine Ecology 13: 41-51.
            Harmelin-Vivien, M. L., J. G. Harmelin, et al. (1985). "Evaluation visuelle
            des peuplements et populations de poissons: methodes et problemes." Rev.
            Ecol. (Terre Vie) 40: 467-539.
            Jennings, S., S. S. Marshall, and N. V. C. Polunin 1996. Seychelles' marine protected areas: comparative structure and status of reef fish communities. Biological Conservation .

            Jennings, S., E. M. Grandcourt, and N. V. C. Polunin 1995. The effects of fishing on the diversity, biomass and trophic structure of Seychelles' reef fish communities. Coral Reefs 14:225-235.

            Jennings, S., and N. V. C. Polunin 1995. Effects of fishing on the biomass and structure of target reef fish communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 33:400-412.

            Jennings, S., and N. V. C. Polunin 1995. Biased underwater visual census biomass estimates for target-species in tropical reef fisheries. J. Fish Biol. 47:733-736.

            Keast, A. and J. Harker (1977). "Strip counts as a means of determining
            densities and habitat utilization patterns in lake fisheries." Env. Biol.
            Fish. 1(2): 181-188.
            Kimmel, J. J. (1985). "A new species-time method for visual assessment of
            fishes and its comparison with established methods." Env. Biol. Fish. 12:
            Marshall, V. B. and D. W. Bourne (1967). Deep-sea photography in the study
            of fishes. Deep-sea Photography. J. B. Hersey. Baltimore, MA, Johns Hopkins
            Press: 251-294.
            McCormick, M. I. and J. H. Choat (1987). "Estimating total abundance of a
            large temperate-reef fish using visual strip-transects." Marine Biology 96:
            O'Connell and Carlile (1994). N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 14: 196-201.
            Russ, G. (1989). "Distribution and abundance of coral reef fishes in the
            Sumilon Island Reserve, central Philippines, after nine years of protection
            from fishing." Asian Marine Biology 6: 59-71.
            Russell, B. C., F. H. Talbot, et al. (1978). Collection and sampling of reef
            fishes. Coral Reefs: Research Methods. D. R. Stoddart and R. E. Johannes.
            Norwich, England, Page Bros.: 329-43.
            Sale, P. F. (1997). "Visual census of fishes: How well do we see what is
            there?" Proc. 8th ICRS, Panama: 1435-1440.
            Sale, P. F. and W. A. Douglas (1981). "Precision and accuracy of visual
            census techniques for fish assemblages on coral patch reefs." Env. Biol.
            Fishes 6(3/4): 333-339.
            Sale, P. F. and B. J. Sharp (1983). "Correction for bias in visual transect
            censuses of coral reef fishes." Coral Reefs 2: 37-42.
            Sanderson, S. L. and A. C. Solonsky (1986). "Comparison of rapid visual and
            a strip transect technique for censusing reef fish assemblages." Bull. Mar.
            Sci. 39(1): 119-129.

            Samoilys, M., H. Fuentes, I. Tuwai, B. Tikomainiusiladi, J. Leqata, D. Die, M. Wilson, S. Connell, M. Lincoln Smith, and R. Watson 1995. Application of underwater visual census to assessing coral reef fish stocks in the tropical Pacific. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Department for Primary Industries, Queensland, 

            Samoilys, M., and G. M. Carlos 1992. Developement of an underwater visual census method for assessing shallow water fish stocks in south west Pacific. Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Cairns. 

            Samoilys, M., and G. Carlos 1991. A survey of reef fish stocks in Western Samoa: application of underwater visual census methods for fisheries personel. Queensland Department of Primary Industries, Cairns. 

            Samoilys, M. A., and G. Carlos 2000. Determining methods of underwater visual census for estimating the abundance of coral reef fishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 57:289-304.

            Samoilys, M. 1997. Manual for assessing fish stocks on coral reefs. The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries, .

            Samoilys, M. 1992. Review of the underwater visual census method developed by the QDPI/ACIAR project: Visual assessment of reef fish stocks. Conference and workshop series QC9206. Department of Primary Industries, Brisbane. 

            Seaman ,William, Jr '(2000).ARTIFICIAL REEF EVALUATION: With Applications to Natural MarineHabitats'.(CRC Press,:150. 

            St. John, J., G. R. Russ, et al. (1990). "Accuracy and bias of visual
            estimates of numbers, size structure and biomass of a coral reef fish." MEPS
            64: 253-262.
            Thompson, M. F. and R. W. Schmidt (1977). "Validation of the species/time
            random count technique sampling fish assemblages at Dry Tortugas." Proc. 3rd
            ICRS, Miami: 283-288.
            Thompson, T. E., D. G. Lindquist, et al. (1990). Assessment of reef fishes
            at Sombrero Key, Florida. Proc. 10th Annu. Scientific Diving Symp. of the
            American Academy of Underwater Sciences: Diving for Science 1990, St.
            Petersburg, FL (USA), 4-7 Oct 1990 Jaap, W.C. ed.
            Thresher, R. E. and J. S. Gunn (1986). "Comparative analysis of visual
            census techniques for highly mobile, reef-associated piscivores
            (Carangidae)." Env. Biol. Fish. 17: 93-116.
            White, A. T. (1988). "Chaetodon occurrence relative to coral reef habitats
            in the Philippines with implications for reef assessment." Proc. 6th ICRS 2:


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