Reef Resilience 2 Hosts Caribbean Coral Restoration Webinar

Reef Resilience 2, A Nature Conservancy project, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Restoration Center, hosted a webinar highlighting Caribbean coral genetic research and restoration on May 3, 2017.
Dr. Iliana Baums from Penn State University gave an overview of current genetics research, highlighting the various methods of genetic analysis and providing guidance on when it is appropriate to use each method. Dr. Baums followed with a Q&A and discussion about where genetics research is headed and how it can help support our restoration work. Both a recording of the webinar and a PDF of the presentation will be available: Caribbean Coral Restoration: Coral Genetics Research and Restoration

The Reef Resilience Program, a partnership effort of The Nature Conservancy, provides vital resources to reef managers and practitioners around the world.  The Reef Resilience Program encompasses the latest scientific information on coral reefs, online training modules, in person trainings, and an online interactive forum to support reef managers around the world in successfully addressing local impacts on coral reefs from climate change and other stressors.

In 2001, The Baum Foundation began providing critical support for The Reef Resilience, a project of TNC led my Dr. Rod Salm. The Baum Foundation continued its support of the project through funding of reef assessments by Dr. Salm and distribution of their results of the data analysis.  In 2012, The Baum Foundation provided further support for an assessment of the Palau region.

Rinca Island reef. Photo © Jeff Yonover

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