[Coral-List] Resilience, Remnancy, Sustainability - Semantics?

Derek Manzello dmanzello at rsmas.miami.edu
Tue Mar 7 19:05:30 EST 2006

Dear List:

I promised myself I wouldn't get involved, but have been reminded of how
the great book 'Candide' by Voltaire ends:

"Excellently observed, but let us cultivate our garden."

This theme is nothing we haven't heard before, but from the perspective of
US coral reef scientists, have we cultivated our own garden (i.e., the FL
reef tract)?  Perhaps not, and why have we failed?  What is the solution? 
These are questions that are going to require humble, unselfish, and
unegotistically driven cooperations from not only us, but the government
and public.  Where and, more importantly, how do we begin?

Trying to be optimistic,
Derek Manzello

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