Research: Tools for Management

A Reef Manager’s Guide to Coral Bleaching
Guide produced by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority includes contributions from Centre of Excellence researchers, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Dr Andrew Baird, Dr Ken Anthony and Dr Laurence McCook.

Assessing and managing resilience in social-ecological systems: A practitioners workbook
Manual prepared by the Resilience Alliance, a Centre of Excellence partner.

Assessing resilience in social-ecological systems – A workbook for scientists
Manual prepared by the Resilience Alliance, a Centre of Excellence partner.

Coral Disease Handbook: Guidelines for Assessment, Monitoring and Management
Handbook produced by the GEF Coral Reef Targeted Research (CRTR) Program, includes research undertaken by Centre researcher Professor Bette Willis and others. Promotional Flyer

Coral Triangle Initiative Townsville Workshop
As part of its contribution to the CTI workshop to be held in Townsville from 10-14 November 2008 the Centre of Excellence in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Marine Scince (AIMS) is circulating some background papers on issues related to designing a network of Marine Protected Areas in the Coral Triangle. Participation through co-authorship, input and comment is welcome.

C-Plan software: An interactive decision support system for conservation planning. Contact

Monitoring functional groups of herbivorous reef fishes as indicators of coral reef resilience: A practical guide of coral reef managers in the Asia Pacific region
Guide produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was written by Ailson Green and David Bellwood. It provides practical advice to field practitioners based on an example from the Asia Pacific Region. Key functional groups of herbivores are identified, species are assigned to each functional group, and methods are provided for monitoring their abundance, biomass and size structure.

Policy Brief: Promoting collaborative management of small-scale fisheries in the tropics
Collaborative (co-) management provides resource users with a greater say in making and enforcing rules for small scale fisheries. When properly implemented, comanagement can help to sustain fisheries and the livelihoods of people that depend on the ocean.Co-management is most successful when key socioeconomic, contextual, and institutional conditions are in place. These conditions are highlighted in this policy brief by Joshua Cinnner and Tim McClanahan.

Preserving reef connectivity: a handbook for marine protected area managers
This handbook aims to assist MPA managers and others in understanding and applying the concept of connectivity in their work. In this way, it hopes to help managers strengthen their ability to tackle the challenging task of sustaining coastal marine environments.

How the Great Barrier Reef and its industries can adapt to climate change: some scenarios. This report draws four alternative future scenarios – snapshots of possible futures – which are designed to help the communities, businesses and industries involved in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to understand and discuss how climate change may affect the Reef and those who depend on it. Authors: Louisa Evans, Pedro Fidelman, Christina Hicks, Allison Perry, Renae Tobin. August 2011.

Symbiodinium Transcriptome database

Underwater Cards for Assessing Coral Health on Caribbean Reefs
Produced by the GEF CRTR Program. Promotional Flyer

Underwater Cards for Assessing Coral Health on Indo-Pacific Reefs
Produced by the GEF CRTR Program with research by Centre researchers Roger Beeden, Professor Bette Willis and Cathie Page. Promotional Flyer

Marine resources management presentations

The following set of slides in pdf are from a series of workshops on key principles and research findings in marine resources management which were developed by Professor Terry Hughes from the Centre of Excellence working with Queensland Parks and Wildlife (QPW).

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