Caribbean Acropora Restoration Guide: Best Practices for Propagation and Population Enhancement

Authors:
Johnson, M. E., C. Lustic, E. Bartels, I. B. Baums, D. S. Gilliam, L. Larson, D. Lirman, M. W. Miller, K. Nedimyer and S. Schopmeyer

Publication Date:
2011

Abstract/Summary:
The purpose of this guide is to share the collective knowledge of a community of scientists and restoration practitioners who have been working both independently and collaboratively to restore populations of Acropora corals throughout the Caribbean. By sharing lessons learned from years of experience of in situ Acropora propagation and coral population enhancement in Florida and the Caribbean, we want to increase the success of others’ efforts and accelerate conservation and restoration at a regional scale. This guide provides best current practices for nursery and outplanting design and methodology. We use case studies to illustrate how these practices have been implemented in various projects throughout the Caribbean

Source:
The Nature Conservancy

Link:
http://frrp.org/FRRP%20documents/Coral_Guide_111811_r1.pdf