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Resilience Assessment of Coral Reefs: Rapid Assessment Protocol for Coral Reefs, Focusing on Coral Bleaching and Thermal Stress

David Obura and Gabriel Grimsditch
Created: 5/19/2009 - Updated: 3/15/2019

Abstract

The primary focus of this assessment protocol is on the effect of climate change on thermal stress on corals, for which the strong drivers are added into the general model. Many other processes may affect this model and can be incorporated as needed for a particular instance, the resilience framework providing a context to help identify the strong drivers that maintain reef health and minimize vulnerability.

Published On

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Keywords

Region: 
Scale: 
Multilateral / Transboundary
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Research
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Biodiversity
Water quality
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate climate change into critical habitat rules / species recovery plans
Capacity Building
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Taxonomic Focus: 
Corals
Fishes