A guide to monitoring reef fish in the National Park Service's South Florida/Caribbean Network
Corporate Authors:Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (U.S.)
Keywords:Coral Reef Fishes
Marine Parks And Reserves
Coral Reef Fishes/Monitoring/Florida/Dry Tortugas National Park
Coral Reef Fishes/Monitoring/United States Virgin Islands/Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
Coral Reef Fishes/Monitoring/United States Virgin Islands/Virgin Islands National Park
Marine Parks And Reserves/Evaluation/Case Studies/United States
Series:NOAA technical memorandum NOS NCCOS ; 39
Description:Executive summary -- Background and objectives -- Data to be collected and methods of measurement -- Population to be sampled and selection of the sample -- Candidate sampling design analysis -- Population and community assessments -- Case study foreword -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Case studies.
"The goal of this guide is to provide the framework for park managers and researchers to create or enhance a reef fish monitoring program within areas monitored by the SFCN. The framework is expected to be applicable to other areas as well, including the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument. The favored approach is characterized by an iterative process of data collection, dataset integration, sampling design analysis, and population and community assessment that evaluates resource risks associated with management policies. Using this model, a monitoring program can adapt its survey methods to increase accuracy and precision of survey estimates as new information becomes available, and adapt to the evolving needs and broadening responsibilities of park management.
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