[Coral-List] Seminar @ Noon: Coral Reefs in a Changing Climate: Combining Indigenous Traditions and Western Science for Sustainable Coral Reef Management in the Micronesian Outer Islands

Tracy Gill - NOAA Federal tracy.gill at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 5 10:50:27 EST 2016

OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

Speaker: Nicole L. Crane, Oceanic Society and Cabrillo College and Senior
Conservation Scientist with the Oceanic Society

When: TODAY, 1/5/16, at NOON ET

Where: Via webinar or at NOAA SSMC4 Room 8150

Sponsor: NOS Science Seminar Series; point of contact is Tracy.Gill at noaa.gov

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Abstract: The Yap outer islands (Federated States of Micronesia) encompass
more than 250,000 Km2 of the tropical western Pacific.  Outer Islanders
depend on their coral reefs for food and other environmental services, but
cultural and ecological change are compromising the reef ecosystems.  In
recognition of this, communities on Ulithi Atoll - the fourth largest atoll
in the world, are working with a team of scientists to combine western
science with traditional practices to address ecological and resource
issues while strengthening communities and governance.  It is a unique
partnership to identify changes in resource extraction and management, and
the impacts of those changes on the reef system–leading to depleted
resources and in some cases poor reef health.  Timely implementation of
management has seen rapid results, and may well be key to reef recovery
after the recent devastating typhoon Maysak.  This successful model has
inspired other outer island communities to model Ulithi, and has great
potential to enhance adaptive management throughout the region.  Nicole
will present findings from the science team, the fisheries data team
(Ulithi science team), and the local management plans.

About the Speaker: Nicole Crane is a faculty member in the Biology
Department at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California.  She is also a Senior
Conservation Scientist with the Oceanic Society, and is the Principal
Investigator for the Ulithi Marine Management and Conservation Project –
One People One Reef, focusing on outer island communities to help with
sustainable ocean management planning. Crane has more than 20 years of
experience working with communities and conducting ecological assessments
of reefs. She is dedicated to linking rigorous science with cultural
knowledge and community leadership in conservation. Nicole has established
several science education programs in the United States, with a focus on
serving underrepresented students. She was the founder and Principal
Investigator of the National Science Foundation Center for Excellence in
Marine Advanced Technology Education (Monterey Peninsula College), and
Principal Investigator and Director for Camp SEA Lab (California State
University Monterey Bay). She was also a Principal Investigator on the
National Science Foundation IScS Project (Integrated Science Semester) at
Cabrillo College.  She was nominated for a PEW fellowship, and is a Fellow
National at the Explorers Club.


Tracy A. Gill   tracy.gill at noaa.gov   240-533-0349Physical Scientist,
NOAA <http://www.noaa.gov/>/NOS <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/>/NCCOS
<http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/about/centers/ccma>, Biogeography
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