[Coral-List] Percent cover to biomass

Marah Newman mjnewman at ucsd.edu
Tue Jan 27 19:43:15 EST 2004

Dear All,

I am trying to determine if there has been any work conducted in the past
that provides conversions from estimates of percent cover to living biomass
of coral tissue.  I am conducting surveys of corals (most likely using
point-intercept method) but in addition to coral cover estimates, I also
need biomass. I can do some estimates of surface area to account for the 3-d
structure of the reef, but I still need to figure out a way to get some sort
of g/m^2 estimate.  Does anyone know if work on this has ever been conducted
and where I can find it?

Thanks so much,

Marah Newman

Marah Newman
Graduate Student Office, Box 0208
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla
CA 92093, USA

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