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Reef Rehabilitation Manual

Edwards, A.J. (ed.) 2010. Reef Rehabilitation Manual. Coral Reef Targeted Research & Capacity Building for Management Program: St Lucia, Australia.

This manual captures the learnings of worldwide research into reef rehabilitation and seeks to reduce the proportion of reef rehabilitation projects that fail.

It provides detailed hands-on advice, based on lessons-learnt from previous experience, on how to carry out coral reef rehabilitation in a responsible and cost-effective manner. Methods described include: constructing and managing nurseries for asexual rearing of corals; rearing coral larvae for reef rehabilitation and methods of coral transplantation.

Ten case studies are described including one from Tuvalu (transplantation of coral colonies to create new patch reefs on Funafuti Atoll) and one from Fiji (transplantation of corals to a traditional no-fishing area affected by coral bleaching).