NESP MB Project D5 - A standardised national assessment of the state of coral and rocky reef biodiversity [ 2019-01-01 - 2020-12-31 ]

Research Project

Researchers: Stuart-Smith, RIck (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 Project D5 - "A standardised national assessment of the state of coral and rocky reef biodiversity". For specific data outputs from this project, please see child records associated with this metadata. -------------------- This project will involve integration of a national suite of reef biota Underwater Visual Census (UVC) monitoring datasets (Reef Life Survey (RLS), University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS), Parks Victoria (PV), SA Department of environment, water and natural resources (DEWNR)) to provide a comprehensive update to the state of Australian Reefs report for the next national State of the Environment Report. Maps and indicator trends will show changes in the health of rocky and coral reefs nationally from 2005 to 2020. The update will include addition of a new index which summarises the population trajectories for 600-1000 reef species nationally. Individual species trajectories will provide the only threat status information for the majority of these species, assisting future listing of previously unassessed species if significant declines are detected. Planned Outputs • Maps and trends in SoE indicators • Raw data underlying SoE analyses (data use agreement must be signed with AIMS for access to that data) • Various scientific papers

Data time period: 2019-01-01 to 2020-12-31

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Other Information
NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Project D5 webpage

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Department of the Environment and Energy NESP website

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Licence & Rights

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Rights Statement

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