Navigation Links
Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

ction efforts will need to examine requirements for rebuilding damaged sectors such as fisheries and tourism, and rehabilitating the natural systems on which they depend, such as coral reefs."

Dr Edwards, of Newcastle University's School of Biology, added: "There are many quick fixes on offer but scientific evidence suggests that in most cases these would not be a good use of scarce resources and could actually harm surviving reefs. We need to find a long-term, sustainable solution for restoration. "We're advocating a cleaning up of the debris in the majority of cases, so as to allow natural recovery processes to take place. Coral reefs have been subject to natural disasters for millions of years, and they have survived and adapted over a long time."

Poorly planned reconstruction programmes undertaken on the land can also adversely affect marine wildlife, say the scientists. Professional environmental impact assessments should be carried out in the first instance so that projects can be undertaken with the minimum of impact.

Dr Edwards added: "For example, many developers like to build right on the coastline but they would be better advised to set back their developments a little to minimise the impact on sea life. Communities that are rebuilding hotels should take advantage of reconstruction funds to make sure there is effective sewage treatment available. And if builders are moving lots of earth around, they should do this in the dry season rather than the wet season to avoid sediment being washed into the sea."

USEFUL WEB LINKS:
The Coral Reef Targeted Research & Capacity Building for Management Project.
http://www.gefcoral.org
Dr Alasdair Edwards ?home page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biol/staff/profile/a.j.edwards


'"/>

Source:University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Hidden sponges determine coral reefs nutrient cycle
2. Marine conservation organizations team up to conduct Indonesia coral reefs assessment
3. Health of coral reefs detected from orbit
4. Scientists look to the Bahamas as a model for coral reef conservation
5. Tiny polyps gorge themselves to survive coral bleaching
6. Too much sugar not good for coral reefs
7. Sea corals trick helps scientists tag proteins
8. How marine reserves are giving coral reefs a helping hand
9. Ocean acidification threatens cold-water coral ecosystems
10. Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar resisting damage from climate change
11. Brazil creates buffer zone around coral reefs off Atlantic coast
Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/29/2014)... Dartmouth researchers explored the type and number of connections ... assortativity plays on robustness in a study published in ... study found that the assortativity signature contributes to a ... seems that varying the out-out assortativity of TFN models ... of the other three types of assortativity," said Dov ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Kansas City, MO. - In a cell,s nucleus, ... known as histones, an amalgam biologists call chromatin. ... as a nuclear "sidekick," the mere packing material ... Recently, however, biologists have developed a greater appreciation ... In 2012, investigators from multiple research institutions studying ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Entomological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce ... Member of the Society. Honorary Membership acknowledges those who ... significant involvement in the affairs of the Society that ... are selected by the ESA Governing Board and then ... be honored at the Awards Ceremony at Entomology 2014, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Assortativity signatures of transcription factor networks contribute to robustness 2'K-to-M' histone mutations: How repressing the repressors may drive tissue-specific cancers 2'K-to-M' histone mutations: How repressing the repressors may drive tissue-specific cancers 3Fred Baxendale selected as Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America 2
... DC (February 19 2014) The lifelong debate of ... watch. A recent paper published in the Journal ... the serotonin-transporter gene was linked to children who engaged ... violent video games. Sanne Nikkelen, Helen Vossen, and ...
... stick insects don,t need to stick. In fact, when moving ... required to ,unstick, again with every step. , ... insects have specialised pads on their legs designed to produce ... stick insects aren,t sticking at all, but harnessing powerful friction ...
... Qi, from QUT,s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, studied ... years and found variations in temperatures coupled with spikes in ... completed as part of his PhD, has helped to pinpoint ... suicide. "What we found was that when the difference ...
Cached Biology News:Genetics linked to children viewing high amounts of violent media 2How stick insects honed friction to grip without sticking 2How stick insects honed friction to grip without sticking 3Climate change linked to increase in Australia's suicide rates: QUT study 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic ... of electrons but also on their spin and ... of electric into magnetic signals and vice versa. ... from the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg ... UK, Prague, and Japan, has for the first ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014   SunTrust Robinson Humphrey ... veterans to its equity research team in biotechnology ... expansion in equity research demonstrates our commitment to ... to enhance their investment decision making," said ... "We continue to make significant investments in differentiated ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 27, 2014 Scientists, researchers, and ... SPIE Laser Damage 2014 symposium. Marking its ... high-power lasers will run 14-17 September. The event is ... and photonics . , The premier conference for basic ... damage to optical materials will engage researchers and engineers ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... is offering a promotion for Eppendorf Safe ... customers to purchase the highest quality tubes at ... are ideal for customers doing chemical, medical, pharmaceutical, ... technicians who are not regularly able to afford ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A new, tunable device for spintronics 2A new, tunable device for spintronics 3SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Expands Equity Research in Healthcare and Energy 2SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Expands Equity Research in Healthcare and Energy 3Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 2Laser Damage to Draw Researchers, Engineers, Scientists to 46th Annual Conference 3Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 2Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 3
... CREEK, Calif., Sept. 11 A project to ... will be funded by a,new $1.6 million, three-year ... and others., The agreement, intended to bring ... is between The National Fragile X Foundation (NFXF),the ...
... - Validates Position as Leading Innovator in Pharmaceutical ... MonoSol Rx, a drug delivery,company specializing in ... it has been granted U.S. patent No. 7,425,292 ... The patent, which is expected to issue ...
... (Nasdaq: NTII ), today announced it will release,its ... September,16, 2008., The Company will also host a ... year-end call are as follows:, -- Date: ... ET, 9:30 a.m. CT, 7:30 a.m. PT -- ...
Cached Biology Technology:$1.6 Million Agreement to Accelerate Fragile X Research, Inspire Hope 2MonoSol Rx Granted Strategic US Patent for Thin Film Manufacturing Process 2MonoSol Rx Granted Strategic US Patent for Thin Film Manufacturing Process 3Neurobiological Technologies Announces Dates for 2008 Fiscal Year End Financial Results Conference Call and Presentation at MCF Investor Summit 2
... The Bio-Stack is compatible with BioTeks ... Speed, ease of use and walkaway ... microplate process. When used with the ... dispenser, the Bio-Stacks small footprint fits ...
... in the evolution of laboratory automation. A ... labware to multiple laboratory instruments, LabLinx gives ... of ordinary microplate robots. It allows the ... to meet any labs specific automation needs, ...
... ELx50 is a fast and versatile automated ... our patented Dual-ActionTM 16-channel manifold. This breakthrough ... dispense and aspiration manifolds for overfill washing ... 384-well formats. The problem of fitting dispense ...
... the use of small interfering RNA (siRNA) ... RNA interference (RNAi) pathway have generated tremendous ... fields. siRNA for experimental use can be ... and then transfected into the target cells ...
Biology Products: