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Fact Sheet 2010–3103

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center Coral Reef Research

By Richard Z. Poore, Ilsa B. Kuffner, and Christina A. Kellogg

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Introduction

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coral Reef Ecosystem STudies (CREST) Project specifically addresses priorities identified in the U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1364, "Strategic Science for Coral Ecosystems" (USGS, 2007). Research includes a blend of historical, monitoring, and process studies aimed at improving our understanding of the development, current status, and function, as well as likely future changes in coral ecosystems. Topics such as habitat characterization and distribution, coral disease, and trends in biogenic calcification and climate are major focus areas. We seek to increase the understanding of reef structure, ecological functioning, and responses to global change.

First posted January 28, 2011

For additional information contact:
Richard Z. Poore
U.S. Geological Survey
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/crest/

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Suggested citation:

Poore, R.Z., Kuffner, I.B., and Kellogg, C.A., 2010, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center coral reef research: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3103, 2 p.




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