THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Life Sciences
Committee on Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral Reefs
A Decision Framework for Interventions to Increase
the Persistence and Resilience of Coral Reefs
This new report, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, builds upon a previous report
that reviews the state of research on methods that have been used, tested, or proposed to increase the resilience of coral reefs. This second and final report, linked below, aims to help coral managers evaluate the specific needs of their site and navigate the 23 different interventions described in the previous report. A case study of the Caribbean, a region with low coral population plagued by disease, serves as an example for coral intervention decision making. This report provides complex coral management decision making tools, identifies gaps in coral biology and conservation research, and provides examples to help individuals and communities tailor a decision strategy to a local area.