This is the first book to describe coral reef restoration. Most of what is known about the restoration of coral reefs has been gained through efforts to repair reefs that were damaged by humans or man-made causes. Using the literature published about these efforts as a starting point, this book attempts to develop a scientifically-based framework that can be used to guide future restoration efforts. The handbook offers scientific and conceptual background as well as practical strategies that have been used to assess and mitigate damage to reefs. Contributions range widely from geological and biological efforts to the engineering requirements, decisions that are necessary, and resources required for this work. Case studies allow scientists working in this field to learn from lessons experienced by others.
This book can be found in HECSA Library:
Coral Reef Restoration Handbook
ed. by William F. Precht
QH 75 .C718 2006