[Coral-List] Fwd: Request your Review of UNEP Mesophotic Reefs Publication

Bridge, Thomas thomas.bridge at jcu.edu.au
Sun Sep 20 23:18:50 EDT 2015

Hi Kimberley,
Find attached my comments on the UNEP Report. I think it is coming together well. There are some beautiful photos there which is great - there are few nice photos of MCEs in the scientific literature.
I think the very first section and the threats to MCEs section need the most work, most of the rest is in pretty good shape. Let me know if you have any further questions or would like me to do any more.

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Subject: [Coral-List] Fwd: Request your Review of UNEP Mesophotic Reefs Publication

Dear Colleagues,

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal requests your review of the draft document entitled Mesophotic Reefs – A life boat for coral reefs?

Purpose: This document addresses a key recommendation from the “Scientific Workshop on Coral Reef Resilience in Planning and Decision-support Frameworks” organized by UNEP in 2014 to develop knowledge products on emerging issues, such as the role of mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) in coral reef resilience. It is intended to present information on MCEs to a non-technical audience (a summary for < 10 page policy makers will be produced from the final report). It includes general background information on MCEs (about their biodiversity, the ecosystems services they provide, and threats to them), case studies about specific MCEs and research information gaps.

The publication will be produced as an e-book available on the UNEP and GRID-Arendal websites and a limited number of copies will be printed.

Dates: Comments on this draft must be submitted by Monday September 21

Instructions: The draft document can be downloaded for review at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwlwBAzlAraAYkh5a0VJN00tRVE/view?usp=sharing

We request that you use this template (
to submit your comments. Comments should be submitted to elaine.baker at sydney.edu.au by Monday September 21st*.* Your contribution as a reviewer of this publication will be acknowledged or you can remain anonymous.

If you have questions, please contact Elaine Baker at elaine.baker at sydney.edu.au or Kimberly Puglise at kimberly.puglise at noaa.gov ..

Kind regards and many thanks for your time,

Elaine Baker and Kimberly Puglise

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