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Main Title Coral Reef Monitoring Needs Assessment Workshop, September 1-13, 2007, St Croix, USVI.
Author P., Bradley ; W., Fisher ; L., Fore
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab., Washington, DC.
Year Published 2014
Report Number EPA/600/R-14/368
Stock Number PB2015-104289
Additional Subjects Coral reef ; Reef monitoring ; Need assessment ; Resource management ; Workshop ; US Virgin Islands(USVI)
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NTIS  PB2015-104289 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/03/2016
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Virgin Island Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) held a workshop September 11-13, 2007, in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), to begin the process of designing a monitoring program that meets multiple management objectives. The Coral Reef Monitoring Needs Assessment Workshop was an information sharing and brainstorming session that provided an opportunity to explore alternative ways to compress a complex ecological system into a small set of variables and functions that could potentially address a variety of management perspectives. Through a facilitated process, workshop participants began to develop an assessment framework for USVI coral reefs that addresses both anthropogenic and natural stresors across a range of spatial and temporal scales. An organizing framework was introduced as a systems-based approach to emphasize the interconnectedness of ecological, economic, and social components. Assessment questions were developed at the workshop and subsequently organized into an objectives hierarchy and means-end network. A rotating panel monitoring design was developed as a result of the workshop presentations and discussions. Potential indicators were discussed.