Recovery, Restoration and Resilience
Reef Ecologic has a long history in reef restoration and training and adaptive management.
Reef Ecologic has recently developed best practice guidelines for Developing Reef Restoration Projects in the Great Barrier Reef for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and are currently co-leading a National Environmental Science Programme investigation, ‘Best practice coral restoration for the Great Barrier Reef’.
Reef Ecologic is partnering with James Cook University scientists seeking the best ideas from around the world to find ways to help repair the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). As coral cover in the Great Barrier Reef continues to degrade, pressure is growing for direct interventions to assist the recovery of corals at significant sites. A range of coral restoration and assisted recovery techniques have been trialed overseas, however there has not been an evaluation of what will work best in GBR conditions. The first step of the project is a global review of what has worked elsewhere. Dr Ian McLeod from JCU’s Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research Hub and Dr Adam Smith from Reef Ecologic are co-leading the project. Read the full JCU media release HERE
Whether developing guidelines, policy, project plans or experimental designs to support reef restoration projects, or building capacity to enable effective implementation, Reef Ecologic’s expertise enables our team to design, implement and evaluate professional ecological recovery strategies that assist in restoring the delivery of vital ecosystem goods and services.
Key areas of expertise:
- Reef restoration training and guidance
- Reef restoration project implementation
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Reef Recovery at Magnetic Island
- Author of UNEP ‘Guide to Assessing Reef Resilience for Decision Support’
- Author of GBR Foundations ‘Guidance for Developing Reef Restoration Projects in the Great Barrier Reef’
A growing recognition that many reefs are showing signs of limited or slow recovery after recent disturbances, and the accumulating spatial extent of degradation of reefs, has led to increased interest in the potential for restoration to play a role in future management of the Great Barrier Reef (GBRMPA 2017).Read More
For the last three years Reef Ecologic have been commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to coordinate the International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Course. The Course has been designed by world experts on Coral reef management and leadership to equip the participants with knowledge, skills, experiences, case studies and inspirational stories about coral reefs and people.Read More
In December 2017, Reef Ecologic were instrumental in supporting the Reef Restoration Foundation in the establishment of the first coral nurseries on the Great Barrier Reef at Fitzroy Island, Cairns In collaboration with a team of volunteers, local businesses, organisations and researchers established the first coral nursery on the Great Barrier Reef.Read More
The capacity of people is the most important factor / asset in any project and organisation. Like all skills the capacity of people needs to be measured, reviewed and updated. We have the skills to review or audit capacity of individual or small groups and provide tailored training to ensure that people have improved leadership and management skills, are confident, happy and delivering personal, team and organisational outcomes.Read More