The next step in shallow coral reef monitoring: Combining remote sensing and in situ approaches

Scopélitis, Julie, Andréfouët, Serge, Phinn, Stuart, Arroyo, Lara, Dalleau, Mayeul, Cros, Annick and Chabanet, Pascale (2010) The next step in shallow coral reef monitoring: Combining remote sensing and in situ approaches. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 60 11: 1956-1968. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.07.033


Author Scopélitis, Julie
Andréfouët, Serge
Phinn, Stuart
Arroyo, Lara
Dalleau, Mayeul
Cros, Annick
Chabanet, Pascale
Title The next step in shallow coral reef monitoring: Combining remote sensing and in situ approaches
Formatted title
The next step in shallow coral reef monitoring: Combining remote sensing and in situ approaches
Journal name Marine Pollution Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-326X
1879-3363
Publication date 2010-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.07.033
Volume 60
Issue 11
Start page 1956
End page 1968
Total pages 13
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Most current coral reef management is supported by mapping and monitoring limited in record length and spatial extent. These deficiencies were addressed in a multidisciplinary study of cyclone impacts on Aboré Reef, New-Caledonia. Local knowledge, high thematic-resolution maps, and time-series satellite imagery complemented classical in situ monitoring methods. Field survey stations were selected from examination of pre- and post-cyclone images and their post-cyclone coral communities documented in terms of substrata, coral morphologies, live coral cover, and taxonomy. Time-series maps of hierarchically defined coral communities created at spatial scales documenting the variability among communities (29-45 classes) and suggesting the processes that affected them. The increased spatial coverage and repeatability of this approach significantly improved the recognition and interpretation of coral communities' spatio-temporal variability. It identified precise locations of impacted areas and those exhibiting coral recovery and resilience. The approach provides a comprehensive suite of information on which to base reef-scale conservation actions. © 2010.
Keyword Coral community maps
Cyclone impact
Integrative monitoring
Live coral cover
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
Official 2011 Collection
 
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