Coral reef restoration monitoring guide: Methods to evaluate restoration success from local to ecosystem scales.
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As coral restoration efforts continue to increase in size and number, there is an overwhelming need to define restoration success and determine progress towards successful restoration. Meaningful, consistent, comparable, and quantitative data is required to quantify the changes that result from restoration actions. However, there may be many definitions of success depending on the program or project goal(s). Restorations can have one or many goals that can be very different (e.g., ecological, educational), and therefore, goals cannot be addressed in a “one size fits all” monitoring approach. The application of quantitative approaches to monitoring not only provides a reliable way to evaluate progress towards restoration success, but also provides means to identify problems and apply adaptive management efforts as needed. The CRC established a priority for the Restoration Monitoring Working Group to develop guidance for monitoring coral reef restorations and to determine .....
PublisherNOAA NOS NCCOS
Silver Spring, MD
Series;NrNOAA Technical Memorandum NOS-NCCOS;279
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Hard coral cover and composition
CitationGoergen, E.A., Schopmeyer, S., Moulding, A.L., Moura, A., Kramer, P. and Viehman, T.S. (2020) Coral reef restoration monitoring guide: Methods to evaluate restoration success from local to ecosystem scales. Silver Spring, MD, NOAA NOS, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 145pp. (NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 279). DOI: 10.25923/xndz-h538
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