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What are the important thresholds and relationships to inform the management of COTS? Draft report, 30 June 2014

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Title: What are the important thresholds and relationships to inform the management of COTS? Draft report, 30 June 2014
Year of publication: 2014
Publisher: CSIRO
Australia
Type of document: Report
Abstract: [Extract] The crown-of-thorns seastar (COTS), Acanthaster planci, is one of the main contributors to declines in coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), and remains one of the major acute disturbances on coral reefs throughout much of the Indo-Pacific. The aim of this project is to investigate important ecological thresholds and relationships to inform the management of COTS. To do this we use a range of modelling methods as well as analyses of all available empirical data. Data from the management program removals of COTS provide near-real-time CPUE (Catch-Per-Unit-Effort) data that can be used to inform management.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/2955
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA contributed to this item
Rights: © Commonwealth of Australia 2014 (GBRMPA) © 2014 CSIRO
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