St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center coral reef research
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coral Reef Ecosystem STudies (CREST) Project specifically addresses priorities identified in the 'Facing tomorrow's challenges' U.S. Geological Survey science in the decade 2007-2017' document (USGS, 2007). Research includes a blend of historical, monitoring, and process studies aimed at improving our understanding of the development, current status and function, as well as likely future changes in coral ecosystems. Topics such as habitat characterization and distribution, coral disease, and trends in biogenic calcification are major focus areas. We seek to increase the understanding of reef structure, ecological integrity, and responses to global change.
|St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center coral reef research
|Richard Z. Poore, Ilsa B. Kuffner, Christina A. Kellogg
|USGS Numbered Series
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center