[Coral-List] Coral Reef research needs

arianna bucci ariannabucci at yahoo.it
Thu Sep 29 22:01:37 EDT 2011

Dear Julian

I hope that when you talk about "connectivity" you are also referring to connectivity between different, interconnected habitats to achieve a comprehensive and integrated understanding of the fluxes of materials and energy flow. In this context, I would strongly suggest you to put in your list the study of coral reefs as a part of a system, including the adjacent watersheds, coastal systems, littoral fringe and the adjacent oceanic watermasses. 

Best regards, 
Arianna Bucci, PhD
Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CSIC), Spain; Visiting Researche Fellow, University of Malaya, Malaysia  

Da: "Julian @ Reefcheck Malaysia" <julian at reefcheck.org.my>
A: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Inviato: Mercoledì 28 Settembre 2011 19:57
Oggetto: [Coral-List] Coral Reef research needs

Hi listers

If I were to put together a list of the most important research needs in
coral reef science and management, what should be on the list? What are the
most pressing or important areas that need to be looked at? In my ignorance,
some areas that stand out are: 

-          Resilience

-          Connectivity

-          Economics

-          Rehabilitation

-          Climate change/acidification.

But I am sure listers can improve greatly on this list. I would appreciate
your thoughts.

Thanks and regards,

Julian Hyde

General Manager

Reef Check Malaysia Bhd

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