National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE) - Administrative

EPA Grant Number: R828020
Center: National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
Center Director: McManus, John W.
Title: National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE) - Administrative
Investigators: McManus, John W.
Institution: University of Miami
EPA Project Officer: Packard, Benjamin H
Project Period: December 15, 1999 through December 14, 2003
Project Amount: $4,870,500
RFA: National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Congressionally Mandated Center , Targeted Research


The National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE) is a unit of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami. It is a "center without walls", designed to organize and lead multidisciplinary research in support of the improved management of coral reefs. It has a particular focus on the problem of coral reef ecological resilience, and aims to bring coral reef science and management capacity out of its primarily analytical status and into the realm of useful prediction.

The objective of this proposal is to establish a National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE). This center will foster interdisciplinary, process-oriented studies directed at answering fundamental questions regarding the function, health and sustainability of coral reef ecosystems in the Americas. With an initial focus on the Florida reef tract, the center will bring together scientific and management experts to identify critical scientific questions and approaches, develop research initiatives, facilitate acquisition of research funds and efforts, and communicate findings to the relevant agencies and public interest groups. The aims of the project have not changed from the original application.

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Other center views: All 9 publications 2 publications in selected types All 2 journal articles
Type Citation Sub Project Document Sources
Journal Article Szmant AM. Introduction to the special issue of Coral Reefs on "Coral Reef Algal Community Dynamics"—Why are coral reefs world-wide becoming overgrown by algae? 'Algae, algae everywhere, and nowhere a bite to eat!' Coral Reefs 2001;19(4):299-302. R828020 (2006)
R828020C002 (2001)
  • Abstract: SpringerLink
  • Journal Article Szmant AM. Nutrient enrichment on coral reefs: is it a major cause of coral reef decline? Estuaries and Coasts 2002;25(4):743-766. R828020 (2006)
    R828020C002 (2001)
  • Abstract: Springer
  • Other: Springer
  • Supplemental Keywords:

    Coral Reefs, Estuarine Research, coastal ecosystem, aquatic ecosystem, watersheds, algal blooms, Florida Keys., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Geographic Area, Water, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, estuarine research, Ecology, Aquatic Ecosystems & Estuarine Research, Water & Watershed, State, Aquatic Ecosystem, algal blooms, Environmental Monitoring, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Watersheds, marine ecosystem, wetlands, coastal ecosystem, bloom dynamics, coastal resources, coastal watershed, coral reefs, estuaries, estuarine integrity, Florida Keys, marine biology, coastal environments, esturarine eutrophication, aquatic ecosystems, coral reef ecosystem integrity, environmental indicators, environmental stress, water quality, coastal ecosystems, watershed sustainablility, coral reef communities, ecological indicators, Florida, watershed assessment, ecological research, watershed restoration, FLA

    Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2000
  • 2001 Progress Report
  • 2002
  • Final
  • Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R828020C002 Nutrient Cycling and Algal Productivity in the Florida Keys
    R828020C003 Top-Down Trophodynamics
    R828020C004 Physical Oceanographic Studies
    R828020C005 Impacts of Nutrients on Reefs in the Florida Keys