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Communicating Science: Fact sheets

Started by Yashika Nand in Resilience Program Notification. Last reply by Kristen Maize Aug 22. 3 Replies

Dear All,I am preparing fact sheets for our local communities using reef monitoring data. The type of information I have includes:- Fish abundance/biomass- Benthic distribution- Coral health (percentage bleached, eroded, dead etc)- Reef complexity.I…Continue

Fatty Corals Fare Better as Climate Changes

Started by Reef Resilience Program in Interesting News or Topic. Last reply by Rod Salm Jul 14. 1 Reply

Hi Network,We wanted to bring a recent finding to your attention! A new study of Caribbean corals has found that fatty corals that are more flexible about which algae they pair with fare better as climate changes.  Implications for management: Does…Continue

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Ask the Expert: Ocean Acidification with Dr. Lizzie Mcleod

Started by Elizabeth Mcleod in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Sam Teicher Apr 17. 4 Replies

Hi,I’m Lizzie McLeod, a Climate Adaptation Scientist with The Nature Conservancy. My research focuses on assessing climate change impacts in tropical marine systems, including ocean acidification (OA).  I’m particularly interested in how coral reef…Continue

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Maldives corals show signs of heat stress adaptation

Started by Rod Salm in Resilience Program Notification Apr 10. 0 Replies

Hi allHere is a sentence form the abstract of a recent paper of coral studies in the Maldives (paper attached):"Acropora, Pocillopora, branching Porites, Montipora, Stylophora, and Alveopora, bleached less than predicted. This indicates…Continue

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Communicating Science: Fact sheets

Dear All,I am preparing fact sheets for our local communities using reef monitoring data. The type of information I have includes:- Fish abundance/biomass- Benthic distribution- Coral health (percentage bleached, eroded, dead etc)- Reef complexity.I want  use a very simple yet attractive/informational way of communicating this information to communities. I usually end up putting too much scientific information that is not really useful.Does anyone have a simply info sheet that I can use as a reference?Thanks,YashSee More
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Fatty Corals Fare Better as Climate Changes

Hi Network,We wanted to bring a recent finding to your attention! A new study of Caribbean corals has found that fatty corals that are more flexible about which algae they pair with fare better as climate changes.  Implications for management: Does this mean we should prioritize conserving reefs that stand a better chance of surviving warmer waters? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/fat-corals-fare-best-climate-changes-180951986/See More
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