SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF THE WORLD'S CORAL REEFS: CAUSALITY, IDIOSYNCRASY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS
The Score-Reef project proposes to analyze databases on benthic and fish assemblages, derived from international monitoring and implemented in overseas territories. The aim is to
- to evaluate the quality, the relevance and the possibilities of interoperability of the databases, and to propose their improvement;
- to examine the temporal dynamics of reef assemblages (fish, corals and invertebrates) with a taxonomic and functional approach;
- to test the relevance and robustness of indicators used in the framework of the WFD, Ifrecor and MPAs;
- to develop context-dependent indicators of health status and resilience potential that take into account the taxonomic and functional dimensions of biodiversity.
Score-Reef works jointly with managers and decision makers to assess current environmental policies and to propose indicators adapted to local contexts.
Participants NON Entropie
Valérie Parravicini, Simon Brandl, François Guilhaumon, Jean-Philippe Maréchal, Sandrine Job, Julien Wickel, Sally Keith, Mary Donovan, Rick Stuart-Smith, Govianni Strona