[Coral-List] Resilience is a word

Martin Pêcheux martin.pecheux at free.fr
Sat Oct 1 22:48:41 EDT 2005

<Dear Brad>

From where are you ?

Local non-bleaching area are highly variable (hydrodynamism,....)

With mass bleaching,  don't hope much on MPA.The only thing to do is I think to put all in cryopreservation, 77°K, a kind of parachute, for our son of son in 200-500 years.


Dr. Martin Pêcheux (IPCC Contributing Author, Expert)
Institut des Foraminifères Symbiotiques
(Jussieu, Université Paris VI)
16, rue de la Fontaine de l'Espérance, 92160 Antony, France
martin.pecheux at free.fr
+33(0) 8711 804 32
Publications at  www.reefbase.org in which Review on Reef Bleaching, 214p.


Easy to remember:
   4567....Age ofSolar System in million years(+/-0.6, Science, 02, 297, 1678-1683, Nature, 04, 431, 275-278, but see, with many hypothesis, Nature, 05, 436, 1127-1131)
3x4567....Age of Universe (13.7Gy+/- 0.2, WAMP data + model)

To be read absolutely by any scientific, and by anyone who wants to know
what is Science, the famous funny  scientist George Perec:Tomatotropic
Banana split, 1980, n°2, p. 63-74, Aix-en-Provence
(also one level up, http://pauillac.inria.fr/~xleroy/stuff -> see Microsoft keyboard in particular)

Destructivness of cyclones (sum of wind speed cubic power) is perhaps doubling each 0.5°C, after all a convincing paper: Emanuel K., 2005, Nature, 436, 68-688.

Brad Rosov a *crit :

> In wake of the recent posts concerning coral bleaching observations, I want to take this opportunity to inform the list serve of a new bleaching rapid response effort coordinated by The Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP).  One of the major goals of the Program is to identify factors that contribute to reef resilience.  Due to the complexity of attempting to examine all possible factors that could influence coral reef states and rates of change, only one stress, mass coral bleaching, has been examined in detail for a response plan this summer.  However, both the sampling design and response plan should be capable of measuring reef responses to other stresses (e.g. cold events, harmful algal blooms, hurricanes, etc.).  To date, the FRRP has developed a sampling design based on an expert derived spatial framework of the region, organized and trained approximately 40 data collectors, and has collected data from scores of sites located from Martin County, FL in the north to Ke
>  y West,
>  FL in the south.  To date, we have completed nearly 80% of our initial goal.  Two hurricanes have interrupted our fieldwork, but we are resuming work this week. The data collected from this work will hopefully provide a better understanding of the spatial and temporal differences in bleaching intensity, responses, and recoveries.  As Georgina Bustamonte mentioned in an earlier post, identifying sites that do not bleach will provide important information.  This information can shed light onto which factors (both extrinsic and intrinsic) may be at play in reef resilience.   For any additional information on this effort or the FRRP in general, please contact Dr. Phillip Kramer at The Nature Conservancy (pkramer at tnc.org).
> Cheers,
> Brad Rosov

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