[Coral-List] New lionfish paper in Conservation Letters addresses derby effectiveness

lad akins Lad at reef.org
Wed Jan 10 10:10:26 EST 2018

Hello Listers,


Happy New Year.I apologize for cross-postings.  


REEF announces the recent publication, in Conservation Letters, of work
documenting effectiveness of removal events (derbies) on invasive lionfish
populations.  The research, led by Dr. Stephanie Green at Stanford
University's Center for Ocean Solutions, assesses the effects of derbies in
Florida and the Bahamas over a three year period on lionfish abundance and
biomass.  Results showed a reduction in lionfish numbers of 52% across an
area of 192 sq km on average.  The study is the first to empirically
demonstrate that engaging volunteers in invasive species control can affect
suppression to levels forecast to alleviate predation effects.


Follow the link below to read the full media release with link to the open
access publication.




All the best,





Lad Akins

Director of Special Projects

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF)

P O Box 370246

98300 Overseas Hwy

Key Largo  FL  33037

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(305) 942-7333 cell

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