NESP MB Project SS3 (Synthesis Study) - National trends in coral species following heatwaves [ 2020-01-11 - 2020-12-30 ]

Research Project

Researchers: Stuart-Smith, Rick, Dr (Principal investigator) ,  Stuart-Smith, RIck (Principal investigator) ,  Emma Flukes (Point of contact )

Full description This record provides an overview of the scope and research output of NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Synthesis Study - "National trends in coral species following heatwaves". For specific data outputs from this project, please see child records associated with this metadata. -------------------- This project engaged coral taxonomic experts to annotate existing Reef Life Survey (RLS) photoquadrats taken across northern Australia before and after major disturbances, to allow: • Quantification of the spatial and species-level responses of Australian corals to the 2016 and 2017 marine heatwave and mass bleaching events (and cyclones that occurred during this period). • Identification of the species most threatened by warming and cyclones, and species likely to respond best to restoration efforts. • Contribution to a coral-specific analysis to the next national State of the Environment report. Planned Outputs • Dataset on % cover of corals to highest taxonomic resolution possible from surveys around northern Australia before and after the 2016 mass bleaching event.

Data time period: 2020-01-11 to 2020-12-30

This dataset is part of a larger collection

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Other Information
NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Project SS3 webpage

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Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment NESP website

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Licence & Rights

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The data collections described in this record are funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) through the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub.