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Coral Health and Disease in the Pacific: Vision for Action

Coral Health and Disease in the Pacific: Vision for Action
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Recognizing the need for a strategic plan of action to combat a health crisis for Pacific Reefs, the Coral Disease and Health Consortium (CDHC) convened a workshop to help organize and coordinate a scientific effort focused specifically on coral health issues in the Pacific. The goal was to develop an action plan that would enable regional scientific efforts to detect, identify, characterize, and manage coral diseases in the Pacific. This report documents the proceedings of this workshop: Coral Health and Disease in the Pacific: Vision for Action. The goals of the workshop were to:  synthesize the state of knowledge of Pacific coral diseases; discuss the concepts and principles of disease, their use in investigating causation and how this can be applied to corals; characterize the difficulties in identifying, defining and managing disease in coral; and develop a Strategic Research Plan.

Citation: Galloway, S.B., Bruckner, A.W. and Woodley, C.M. (eds.), 2009. Coral Health and Disease in the Pacific: Vision for Action. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 97 and CRCP 7. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD 314pp.

Coral Health and Disease in the Pacific: Vision for Action (full report, compressed pdf, 3.7 MB):

Report Sections: 

Front Cover, About this Document (pdf, 2.3MB)

Title Page, Table of Contents (pdf, 280 KB)

Executive Summary, Opening Remarks, Preface (pdf,232 KB)

Group Report – Physiology and Pathology (pdf, 4.4 MB)

Group Report – Toxicology and Ecological Assessment (pdf, 1.3 MB)

Group Report – Pathology of Disease (pdf, 812 KB)

Group Report – Management Perspectives (pdf, 679 KB)

White Papers I. Introduction, Setting the Stage (pdf, 626 KB)

White Papers II. Global Perspective of Coral Disease (pdf, 341 KB)

White Papers III. Historical Perspective, Lessons Learned (pdf, 353 KB)

White Papers IV. State of Knowledge in the Pacific (pdf, 63 MB)

White Papers V. Pathology and Epidemiology (pdf, 218 KB)

White Papers VI. Communication to Make a Difference (pdf, 168 KB)

White Papers VII. Technologies for the Future of Coral Health (pdf, 130 KB):

Acknowledgements (pdf, 124 KB)

References (pdf, 189 KB)

Appendix I (pdf, 180 KB)

Appendix II & III (pdf, 164 KB)

Appendix IV (pdf, 174 KB)

Appendix V (pdf, 96 KB)

Appendix VI (pdf, 150 KB)

Back Cover and Information page (pdf, 686 KB):


For hard copies and more information contact:

CDHC.coral@noaa.gov



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