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Active Coral Reef Restoration

Active Coral Reef Restoration

Techniques for a Changing Planet
David Vaughan, Ph.D.
Hardcover, 7x10, 400 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-143-0
December 2019

Availability: In stock

Retail Price: $79.95
Direct Price: $69.95

About the Item

This timely, comprehensive volume provides a foundational understanding of the current and emerging practices and technologies used for active coral reef restoration projects around the world. Edited by David Vaughan, this work contains contributed chapters written by some of the foremost authorities on coral reef restoration. It is a must have for all practitioners of coral reef restoration, including research scientists, resource managers, aquarists, volunteers, students of marine science, and policy makers.

Key Features


  • Micro-fragmentation
  • Coral fusion
  • Rearing coral larvae for restoration
  • Assisted evolution
  • Coral gardening
  • New governmental programs to facilitate coral restoration
  • Strategies on how to set up land and field based coral nurseries
  • The staghorn coral story
  • Case studies from the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Mexico, Belize, Australia, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Florida

    Valuable appendices available for download from the publisher include: 

  • Equipment and budget checklist for land and field based coral nurseries
  • Inventory and data collection sheets for coral nursery operations
  • Water quality data sheets
  • Condition report sheets for field monitoring
  • About the Author(s)

    David Vaughan, Ph.D., was the Executive Director of Mote International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration for 15 years and currently is the Manager of the Mote Coral Restoration Program. David is also the Founder and President of Plant a Million Corals, LLC. A distinguished and well-published aquaculture scientist, he conducted research at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute for several years and has designed, built, and operated a multitude of marine projects and businesses since he received his Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Physiology from Rutgers University in 1982.

    Contributing Chapter Authors: 

    Adam Smith, Buki Rinkevich, Caitlin Lustic, Meaghan Johnson, Erich Bartels, Ken Nedimyer, Austin Bowden-Kirby, Tom Moore, Chris Page, Zac Forsman, Hanna Koch, Sarah Frias-Torres, Jaime González-Cano, Juan Carlos Huitron, Claudia Padilla Souza, Lisa Carne, Joanie Kleypas, and Diego Lirman 

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