New and emerging directions in coral reef conservation

Cumming, Graeme S., Pratchett, Morgan S., and Gurney, Georgina G. (2020) New and emerging directions in coral reef conservation. Biological Conservation, 241. 108372.

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Coral reefs around the world have recently been decimated by successive years of worldwide mass bleaching linked to global climate change and the increasing incidence of marine heatwaves. Coral reef scientists, managers, and users are struggling to come to terms with the impacts of what is a very large-scale and seemingly unmanageable driver of change, at least at the localised scale of most management jurisdictions. Although coral reefs will undoubtedly persist in some form, sustained and ongoing anthropogenic disturbances have drastically altered their biodiversity, composition, ecological roles and functions, and ecosystem services. This demands a re-think of conservation objectives, directions, and approaches, including assessment of key management tools and approaches that we have relied on; and the incorporation of governance approaches that take a social-ecological systems perspective. This special issue, which presents a range of perspectives relating to coral reef conservation, will help scientists and managers to think through opportunities and constraints for coral reef conservation in a changing world.

Item ID: 63016
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1873-2917
Copyright Information: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 07:46
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180504 Marine biodiversity @ 100%
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