Research requests by subscribers

Mon Mar 11 18:31:48 EST 1996

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On Mon, 11 Mar 1996, Jim wrote: Greetings, Amorim! 

    Requests like yours for basic research are better filled when they 
are not urgent and when you can get to a good library or do a literature 
search using DIALOG or other similar services.  However, we have set up an 
area at our Home Page for gaining access to (hopefully) some key 
references in coral health research.  In your particular instance, I would 
suggest going to our Literature Abstracts area at: 

choose "Indexed by Senior Author", and search for the work of Dr. James 
Porter, and colleagues.  In your particular case, I would think two good 
starting references would be:  

"Detecting Change in Coral Reef Communities: A Comparison of Survey 
Methods" (Meier, O. W. and J. W. Porter, 1991) 


"Species Profiles: Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of 
Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates (South Florida). Reef-building corals."  
(Porter, J. W, 1987).  

See the Page for complete journal citation. 

I realize the Literature Abstracts area is not up to date (1994, 95, 96  
missing), but such are the problems with reduced funding for a project. 

Hope this helps... 

    Sincerely yours, 

    Jim Hendee 

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On Mon, 11 Mar 1996, AMORIM wrote: 

> Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 10:40:02 gmt+0200 
> From: AMORIM <AMORIM at> 
> To: coral-list at 
> Subject: diversity indexes 
> Dear all, 
> I'm doing a research work on comparing coral reef fishes in two  
> areas, using a video camera. 
> What I need to know, urgently, is how to compare, statisticly,  
> diversity indexes to see if they are significant. 
> Are there any scientific papers on similar studies? 
> I would appreciate it if you would help me. Thanks! 
> Sorry for any duplication! 
> -- 
> amorim 
Dear Jim, 
Thank you very much for your advise. 
If I'm not mistaken, the priority of my message was normal, although  
I wrote "urgently" on the message.I decided to ask for urgent help to  
the coral-list because I need the information before thursday to  
finish my prothocol and it's a subject that the Scientific Commission  
of Eduardo Mondlane's University (where I study) advised to include  
in my prothocol, last friday. 
I've searched on the library and found nothing. 
The library is also very poor in abstracts and the books, although  
very good and updated, are few. 
The reason why I did not try the Internet is because I cannot have  
access to it,yet, here in Mozambique. Even for the e-mail, I think  
this service is relative new in Mozambique. 
Once again, thank you very much for your message. 

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