"a ] this book is the first to describe, in detail, the art and science of coral reef restoration. It is to be hoped that the information that can be gleaned within the pages of this book will set a path towards continued preservation of this valuable underwater treasure to be used, appreciated, and experienced for future generations."
-- Senator Bob Graham (retired), Miami Lakes, Florida, from the Foreword
Most of what we know about the rehabilitation of coral reef systems stems from efforts to repair reefs injured by vessels that have run aground. To date, however, there is a paucity of published literature regarding the efficacy and/or failure of coral reef restoration techniques. While most of the literature that is available comes from meeting abstracts, workshops and technical memoranda, these papers and reports have forged a scientific framework that can help guide future efforts.
The Coral Reef Restoration Handbook is the first published volume devoted to the science of coral reef restoration. It offers a scientific, conceptual framework along with practical strategies for reef assessment and restoration. Contributors from a variety of disciplines discuss engineering, geological, biological, and socioeconomic factors to create a text that is designed to guide scientists and resource managers in the decision-making process from initial assessment of the injury through conceptual restoration design, implementation, and monitoring. An excellent selection of relevant case studies is utilized to illustrate concepts and challenges inherent in the process of restoration.
This volume gives reef scientists and managers the opportunity to glean significant information from previous efforts. It provides them with the opportunity to build on the lessons learned and develop successful restoration efforts into the future.
|Coral Reef Restoration: The Rehabilitation of an Ecosystem under Siege||p. 1|
|A Thousand Cuts? An Assessment of Small-Boat Grounding Damage to Shallow Corals of the Florida Keys||p. 25|
|Coral Reef Restoration: An Overview||p. 39|
|Natural Resilience of Coral Reef Ecosystems||p. 61|
|Compensatory Restoration: How Much Is Enough? Legal, Economic, and Ecological Considerations||p. 77|
|Applied Modeling of Coral Reef Ecosystem Function and Recovery||p. 95|
|If You Build It, Will They Come? Toward a Concrete Basis for Coral Reef Gardening||p. 119|
|Legal Protections for Coral Reefs||p. 143|
|Streamlined Injury Assessment and Restoration Planning in the U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries||p. 167|
|Aesthetic Components of Ecological Restoration||p. 193|
|International Trends in Injury Assessment and Restoration||p. 205|
|Lessons Learned from Experimental Key-Species Restoration||p. 219|
|Cooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Coral Reef Restoration at the Container Ship Houston Grounding in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary||p. 235|
|Restoration Outcomes of the Fortuna Reefer Grounding at Mona Island, Puerto Rico||p. 257|
|Review of Coral Reef Restoration and Mitigation in Hawaii and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands||p. 271|
|The Coral Gardening Concept and the Use of Underwater Nurseries: Lessons Learned from Silvics and Silviculture||p. 291|
|Lessons Learned in the Construction and Operation of Coral Reef Microcosms and Mesocosms||p. 303|
|Ethical Dilemmas in Coral Reef Restoration||p. 315|
|The Volunteer Movement in Coral Reef Restoration||p. 325|
|Monitoring the Efficacy of Reef Restoration Projects: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?||p. 339|
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Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1