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Coral reefs have undergone dramatic deterioration in the past two decades. The degradation of these economically and environmentally important resources is evident around the world, from the Caribbean to Australasia. The Coral Reef Restoration Handbook is the first book ever to address the science of coral reef restoration. It offers protocol for impact assessment and planning through design, implementation, and monitoring. Since current technology in ocean engineering and construction allows for a variety of restoration designs, the book develops a scientifically based, conceptual framework for improving reef assessment and restoration strategies. This framework can be used to combat a wide variety of human-induced disturbances to coral reefs worldwide.
Coral Reef Restoration: The Rehabilitation of an Ecosystem under Siege; William F. Precht and Martha RobbartA Thousand Cuts? An Assessment of Small-Boat Grounding Damage to Shallow Corals of the Florida Keys; Steven J. LutzCoral Reef Restoration: An Overview; Beth ZimmerNatural Resilience of Coral Reef Ecosystems; N.J. Quinn and B.L. KojisCompensatory Restoration: How Much Is Enough? Legal, Economic, and Ecological Considerations; Sharon K. Shutler, Steve Gittings, Tony Penn, and Joe SchittoneApplied Modeling of Coral Reef Ecosystem Function and Recovery; Gregory A. Piniak, Mark S. Fonseca, W. Judson Kenworthy, Paula E. Whitfield, Gary Fisher, and Brian E. JuliusIf You Build It, Will They Come? Toward a Concrete Basis for Coral Reef Gardening; Les KaufmanLegal Protections for Coral Reefs; Mary Gray DavidsonStreamlined Injury Assessment and Restoration Planning in the U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries; Lisa C. Symons, Alice Stratton, and William GoodwinAesthetic Components of Ecological Restoration; Jessica TallmanInternational Trends in Injury Assessment and Restoration; Greg E. ChallengerLessons Learned from Experimental Key-Species Restoration; Margaret W. Miller and Alina M. SzmantCooperative Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Coral Reef Restoration at the Container Ship Houston Grounding in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; George P. Schmahl, Donald Deis, and Sharon ShutlerRestoration Outcomes of the Fortuna Reefer Grounding at Mona Island, Puerto Rico; Andrew W. Bruckner and Robin J. BrucknerReview of Coral Reef Restoration and Mitigation in Hawaii and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands; Paul L. Jokiel, Steven P. Kolinski, John Naughton, and James E. MaragosThe Coral Gardening Concept and the Use of Underwater Nurseries: Lessons Learned from Silvics and Silviculture; Baruch RinkevichLessons Learned in the Construction and Operation of Coral Reef Microcosms and Mesocosms; Walter H. AdeyEthical Dilemmas in Coral Reef Restoration; Rebecca L. VidraThe Volunteer Movement in Coral Reef Restoration; Robin J. BrucknerMonitoring the Efficacy of Reef Restoration Projects: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go? Cheryl Wapnick and Anne McCarthy