[Coral-List] Habitat condition metrics for coral reefs - is there a convention?

Jeffrey Maynard maynardmarine at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 11:46:13 EDT 2012


Colleagues and I have recently conducted fieldwork in Saipan, CNMI.  We are
now interested in calculating a habitat condition metric for the reefs we
surveyed that can be compared among our survey sites.  Lit and web-based
reviews and research strongly suggest most published information on coral
reef 'habitat condition metrics' comes from the Caribbean.  Some of those
could be useful to us but we can't tell whether there's a 'convention' for
this right now, either globally or for the Indo-Pacific.

Please get in touch with me if you know of a formula to calculate a habitat
condition metric for coral reefs that you think represents 'best practice'.

Thank you.

Looking forward to responses,

-Jeff Maynard.


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