Targeted Research

Today’s environmental problems are increasingly complex and intractable. There are many actions that can and are being undertaken to reverse negative trends for coral reefs, and to raise awareness of their importance to coastal societies, but the tools in the toolbox remain woefully inadequate in the face of multiple stresses.

The CRTR Program’s research is undertaken by many of the world’s leading coral reef scientists, through coordinated Working Groups, which address the following research themes:

This targeted research framework is systematically identifying information gaps, and prioritizing them in order of strategic importance to management, so that the resulting information and tools developed can lead to credible outcomes.

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