[Coral-List] Coral Reef research needs

andrew ross andyroo_of72 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 30 10:23:49 EDT 2011

Julian, Arianna and all,
I'd like to see more work on the hydrology of the coral reef- the hows and whys of coastal protection, beach accretion and boundary layers. Acropora palmata shallows of the Caribbean must block waves very differently than a stone groyne, for example. There is plenty of info & modelling on the engineered stones, but little on the natural perforated coral structures. Unfortunately these coral systems have been essentially missing for 20+ years, largely predating the computers the models are built around. This speaks to connectivity, restoration/rehab, value and sea level rise.
Andrew Ross

From: arianna bucci <ariannabucci at yahoo.it>
To: "Julian @ Reefcheck Malaysia" <julian at reefcheck.org.my>; "Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov" <Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Coral Reef research needs

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

03 2161 5948


Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rcmalaysia

"The bottom line of the Millenium Asessment findings is that human actions
are depleting Earth's natural capital, putting such strain on the
environment that the ability of the planet's ecosystems to sustain future
generations can no longer be taken for granted."

Coral-List mailing list
Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Coral-List mailing list
Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov

More information about the Coral-List mailing list