Hurricane Erika, despite strong westerlies just to her west, gets her act together. Note the dense central overcast and the well developed, compact eye.View an MPG Movie of her intensification!
I. Reef Rehabilitation vs. Restoration
b. Which is preferred by ecologists?
II. Indirect Action
a. Discussion on eliminating sources of anthropogenic disturbances
b. Why is this the best choice for restoration?
III. Reef Repair
a. Options for repair
a. Recovery and reattachment
V. Restoring Structural Integrity
a. Importance of Structural Features
VI. Restoring Topographic Complexity
a. Why reef topography is important
b. What can be done to aid in its restoration
c. Materials that are best for the surrounding environment
c. Decision Flow Chart for Possible Transplantation
VIII. Artificial Reefs
a. Goals of using artificial reefs
b. Affects on Surrounding Natural Environment
c. Attraction-Production Debate
f. Options for Materials
g. Options for Structures
IX. Coral Reef ‘Gardening’ and ‘Seeding’
a. Where gardened corals come from
b. Discussion of coral ‘seeding’
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Einbinder, Shai, Perelberg, Ben-Shaprut, Foucart, and Shashar. "Effects on artificial reefs on fish grazing in their vicinity: Evidence from algae presentation experiments." Marine Environmental research. 61(2006): 110-119.
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Perkol-Finkel, S., and Benayahu. "Differential recruitment of benthic communities on neighboring artificial and natural reefs." Journal of Experiemental Marine Biology and Ecology 340(2007): 25-39.
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