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Webinar: Translating Resilience-based Management from Theory to Practice

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 2:00

Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 2:00PM. Webinar: Translating Resilience-based Management from Theory to Practice. Anne Chung, Lynker Technologies.  Sponsored by NOAA’s National Ocean Service. More information here


Guidance on how to maintain or increase coral reef resilience has been commonly made at a broad, global scale. In this study, I took one particular recommended intervention "to protect herbivorous fishes through herbivore management areas" and distilled it into specific recommendations at an sub-island scale. To do so, I modified existing design principles for the creation of no-take marine area networks and applied them to a case study in the Main Hawaiian Islands. Next, I applied these design principles to lead a spatial desktop analysis, incorporating local ecological and social data to identify areas within a coastline where herbivore management could lead to greater resilience. This work demonstrates how one could refine resilience-based management guidance to a regional level and clarifies how to maximize the use of this one particular resilience-building tool.

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