Critical research needs for identifying future changes in Gulf coral reef ecosystems

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562849
Title:
Critical research needs for identifying future changes in Gulf coral reef ecosystems
Authors:
Feary, David A.; Burt, John A.; Bauman, Andrew G.; Al Hazeem, Shaker; Abdel-Moati, Mohamed A R; Al-Khalifa, Khalifa A.; Anderson, Donald M.; Amos, Carl L.; Baker, Andrew C.; Bartholomew, Aaron; Bento, Rita; Cavalcante, Geórgenes H.; Chen, Chaolun Allen; Coles, Steve L.; Dab, Koosha; Fowler, Ashley M.; George, David Glen; Grandcourt, Edwin Mark; Hill, Ross; John, David Michael; Jones, David Alan; Keshavmurthy, Shashank; Mahmoud, Huda M A; Moradi Och Tapeh, Mahdi; Mostafavi, Pargol Ghavam; Naser, Humood A.; Pichon, Michel; Purkis, Sam J.; Riegl, Bernhard M.; Samimi-Namin, Kaveh; Sheppard, Charles R C; Vajed Samiei, Jahangir; Voolstra, Christian R. ( 0000-0003-4555-3795 ) ; Wiedenmann, Jörg
Abstract:
Expert opinion was assessed to identify current knowledge gaps in determining future changes in Arabian/Persian Gulf (thereafter 'Gulf') coral reefs. Thirty-one participants submitted 71 research questions that were peer-assessed in terms of scientific importance (i.e., filled a knowledge gap and was a research priority) and efficiency in resource use (i.e., was highly feasible and ecologically broad). Ten research questions, in six major research areas, were highly important for both understanding Gulf coral reef ecosystems and also an efficient use of limited research resources. These questions mirrored global evaluations of the importance of understanding and evaluating biodiversity, determining the potential impacts of climate change, the role of anthropogenic impacts in structuring coral reef communities, and economically evaluating coral reef communities. These questions provide guidance for future research on coral reef ecosystems within the Gulf, and enhance the potential for assessment and management of future changes in this globally significant region. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Marine Science Program; Reef Genomics Lab
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Issue Date:
Jul-2013
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.02.038
PubMed ID:
23643407
PubMed Central ID:
PMC4118590
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0025326X
Sponsors:
This manuscript is a direct result of the 'Coral Reefs of the Gulf conference, hosted and sponsored by the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute in Abu Dhabi, February 2012. In addition, D.A. Feary was supported by a Chancellors Postdoctoral Fellowship within the University of Technology, Sydney, D.M. Anderson was provided support from the Ministry of Environment and Water, United Arab Emirates, and the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (NSF/NIEHS), E. Grandcourt was supported by Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, H. Mahmood was supported by Kuwait University, C.R. Voolstra was supported by a KAUST AEA 3 Joint Collaborative Research award the Natural History Museum, London and the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) are thanked by D.M. John and J.D. George for supporting their research in the UAE' research at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and partial field work for K. Samimi-Namin was supported by Schure-Beijerinck-Poppingfonds (KNAW), Alida Buitendijkfonds, Jan Joost ter Pelkwijkfonds, and Martin-Fellowship. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Census of Marine Life are gratefully acknowledged for the research grant provided to K. Samimi-Namin; in this regard N. D'Adamo (UNESCO, ICO, Perth), M. Claereboudt (Sultan Qaboos University), J.H. Ausubel (Rockefeller University), and P. Miloslavich (Universidad Simon Bolivar) are appreciated for their continuous support and encouragement. The Mideast Coral Reef Society Initiative is funded by the NERC (NE/K00641X/1 to J. Wiedenmann).
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4118590
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Marine Science Program; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorFeary, David A.en
dc.contributor.authorBurt, John A.en
dc.contributor.authorBauman, Andrew G.en
dc.contributor.authorAl Hazeem, Shakeren
dc.contributor.authorAbdel-Moati, Mohamed A Ren
dc.contributor.authorAl-Khalifa, Khalifa A.en
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Donald M.en
dc.contributor.authorAmos, Carl L.en
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Andrew C.en
dc.contributor.authorBartholomew, Aaronen
dc.contributor.authorBento, Ritaen
dc.contributor.authorCavalcante, Geórgenes H.en
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chaolun Allenen
dc.contributor.authorColes, Steve L.en
dc.contributor.authorDab, Kooshaen
dc.contributor.authorFowler, Ashley M.en
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, David Glenen
dc.contributor.authorGrandcourt, Edwin Marken
dc.contributor.authorHill, Rossen
dc.contributor.authorJohn, David Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorJones, David Alanen
dc.contributor.authorKeshavmurthy, Shashanken
dc.contributor.authorMahmoud, Huda M Aen
dc.contributor.authorMoradi Och Tapeh, Mahdien
dc.contributor.authorMostafavi, Pargol Ghavamen
dc.contributor.authorNaser, Humood A.en
dc.contributor.authorPichon, Michelen
dc.contributor.authorPurkis, Sam J.en
dc.contributor.authorRiegl, Bernhard M.en
dc.contributor.authorSamimi-Namin, Kavehen
dc.contributor.authorSheppard, Charles R Cen
dc.contributor.authorVajed Samiei, Jahangiren
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
dc.contributor.authorWiedenmann, Jörgen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:12:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:12:39Zen
dc.date.issued2013-07en
dc.identifier.issn0025326Xen
dc.identifier.pmid23643407en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.02.038en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562849en
dc.description.abstractExpert opinion was assessed to identify current knowledge gaps in determining future changes in Arabian/Persian Gulf (thereafter 'Gulf') coral reefs. Thirty-one participants submitted 71 research questions that were peer-assessed in terms of scientific importance (i.e., filled a knowledge gap and was a research priority) and efficiency in resource use (i.e., was highly feasible and ecologically broad). Ten research questions, in six major research areas, were highly important for both understanding Gulf coral reef ecosystems and also an efficient use of limited research resources. These questions mirrored global evaluations of the importance of understanding and evaluating biodiversity, determining the potential impacts of climate change, the role of anthropogenic impacts in structuring coral reef communities, and economically evaluating coral reef communities. These questions provide guidance for future research on coral reef ecosystems within the Gulf, and enhance the potential for assessment and management of future changes in this globally significant region. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis manuscript is a direct result of the 'Coral Reefs of the Gulf conference, hosted and sponsored by the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute in Abu Dhabi, February 2012. In addition, D.A. Feary was supported by a Chancellors Postdoctoral Fellowship within the University of Technology, Sydney, D.M. Anderson was provided support from the Ministry of Environment and Water, United Arab Emirates, and the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (NSF/NIEHS), E. Grandcourt was supported by Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, H. Mahmood was supported by Kuwait University, C.R. Voolstra was supported by a KAUST AEA 3 Joint Collaborative Research award the Natural History Museum, London and the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) are thanked by D.M. John and J.D. George for supporting their research in the UAE' research at Naturalis Biodiversity Center and partial field work for K. Samimi-Namin was supported by Schure-Beijerinck-Poppingfonds (KNAW), Alida Buitendijkfonds, Jan Joost ter Pelkwijkfonds, and Martin-Fellowship. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Census of Marine Life are gratefully acknowledged for the research grant provided to K. Samimi-Namin; in this regard N. D'Adamo (UNESCO, ICO, Perth), M. Claereboudt (Sultan Qaboos University), J.H. Ausubel (Rockefeller University), and P. Miloslavich (Universidad Simon Bolivar) are appreciated for their continuous support and encouragement. The Mideast Coral Reef Society Initiative is funded by the NERC (NE/K00641X/1 to J. Wiedenmann).en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4118590en
dc.subjectArabian Gulfen
dc.subjectAssessmenten
dc.subjectCoral Reefsen
dc.subjectExperten
dc.subjectPersian Gulfen
dc.subjectResearch Gapen
dc.titleCritical research needs for identifying future changes in Gulf coral reef ecosystemsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentReef Genomics Laben
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletinen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC4118590en
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Technol Sydney, Sch Environm, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionNew York Univ Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, U Arab Emiratesen
dc.contributor.institutionJames Cook Univ, Sch Marine & Trop Biol, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionJames Cook Univ, ARC, Ctr Excellence Coral Reef Studies, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionKuwait Inst Sci Res, Safat 13109, Kuwaiten
dc.contributor.institutionMinist Culture, Manama, Bahrainen
dc.contributor.institutionWoods Hole Oceanog Inst, Dept Biol, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Southampton, Natl Oceanog Ctr, Southampton SO14 3ZH, Hants, Englanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Miami, Rosenstiel Sch Marine & Atmospher Sci, Miami, FL 33149 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionAmer Univ Sharjah, Sharjah, U Arab Emiratesen
dc.contributor.institutionEmirates Div Assoc, Dubai, U Arab Emiratesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Porto, Inst Biomed Sci Abel Salazar ICBAS, P-4100 Oporto, Portugalen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Fed Alagoas, Inst Ciencias Atmosfer, BR-57072970 Maceio, AL, Brazilen
dc.contributor.institutionBiodivers Res Ctr, Taiwan Int Grad Program Biodivers, Taipei 115, Taiwanen
dc.contributor.institutionBernice P Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI 96817 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionHawaii Inst Marine Biol, Kaneohe, HI USAen
dc.contributor.institutionBeheshti Univ, Fac Biol Sci, Tehran, Iranen
dc.contributor.institutionNat Hist Museum, Dept Life Sci, London SW7 5BD, Englanden
dc.contributor.institutionEnvironm Agcy Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, U Arab Emiratesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv New S Wales, Ctr Marine Bioinnovat, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv New S Wales, Sydney Inst Marine Sci, Sch Biol Earth & Environm Sci, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionKuwait Univ, Fac Sci, Safat 13060, Kuwaiten
dc.contributor.institutionUrmia Univ, Artemia & Aquat Anim Res Inst, Orumiyeh, Iranen
dc.contributor.institutionIslamic Azad Univ, Grad Sch Marine Sci & Technol, Sci & Res Branch, Dept Marine Biol, Tehran, Iranen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Bahrain, Coll Sci, Dept Biol, Isa Town, Bahrainen
dc.contributor.institutionJames Cook Univ, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionMuseum Trop Queensland, Townsville, Qld 4810, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionNova Southeastern, Natl Coral Reef Inst, Dania, FL USAen
dc.contributor.institutionNat Biodivers Ctr, Dept Marine Zool, NL-2300 RA Leiden, Netherlandsen
dc.contributor.institutionIranian Natl Inst Oceanog, Marine Biol Div, Tehran, Iranen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Warwick, Sch Life Sci, Coventry CV4 7AL, W Midlands, Englanden
kaust.authorVoolstra, Christian R.en
kaust.authorSheppard, Charles R Cen

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