publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2018

Cumulative Human Impacts on Coral Reefs: Assessing Risk and Management Implications for Brazilian Coral Reefs

Rafael A. Magris; Alana Grech; Robert L. Pressey;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2018 Journal: Diversity, volume 10, issue 2 (issn: 1424-2818, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
<p>Effective management of coral reefs requires strategies tailored to cope with cumulative disturbances from human activities. In Brazil, where coral reefs are a priority for conservation, intensifying threats from local and global stressors are of paramount concern to management agencies. Using a cumulative impact assessment approach, our goal was to inform management actions for coral reefs in Brazil by assessing their exposure to multiple stressors (fishing, land-based activities, coastal development, mining, aquaculture, shipping, and global warming). We calculated an index of the risk to cumulative impacts: (i) assuming uniform sensitivity of coral reefs t...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fungitechnology, industry, and agriculturegeographic locationspopulation characteristicsbiochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition
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