Assessing National Biodiversity Trends for Rocky and Coral Reefs through the Integration of Citizen Science and Scientific Monitoring Programs
Rick D Stuart-Smith, Graham J Edgar, Neville S Barrett, Amanda E Bates, Susan C Baker, Nicholas J Bax, Mikel A Becerro, Just Berkhout, Julia L Blanchard, Daniel J Brock, Graeme F Clark, Antonia T Cooper, Tom R Davis, Paul B Day, Emmett Duffy, Thomas H Holmes, Steffan A Howe, Alan Jordan, Stuart Kininmonth, Nathan A Knott Show all
BioScience | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017
We thank the many Reef Life Survey (RLS) divers who participated in data collection and provide ongoing expertise and commitment to the program, as well as University of Tasmania staff including Marlene Davey, Justin Hulls, Elizabeth Oh, and Jemina Stuart-Smith. Development of RLS was supported by the former Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities Program, whereas analyses were supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and the Marine Biodiversity Hub, a collaborative partnership supported through the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). Additional funding and support for field surveys were provided by grants from the Ian Potter Foundation, Parks Australia, CoastWest, the WA State NRM program, and the Royalties for Regions program. The LTMPA surveys were supported by a wide range of state agencies in temperate Australia, including the Department of Environment, Water, and Natural Resources (South Australia); the Parks and Wildlife Service (Tasmania); the Marine Parks Authority (New South Wales); the Department of Parks and Wildlife (Western Australia); the ARC; a the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment (Tasmania); and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. The AIMS LTMP was supported by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and NESP.