Rodney Salm

Rodney Salm
The Nature Conservancy · Pacific Division Marine Program

PhD

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Publications (60)
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scanned maps to accompany technical report
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Elsewhere in Irian Jaya, at a site that will remain undisclosed until it is protected, we found previously unconfirmed nesting beaches where thousands of leatherback turtles nested. Here the nesting density was so great it was impossible to count the nests. We estimated about 4,000 nests on five main beaches totalling 14 km in length. There appeare...
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Resilience underpins the sustainability of both ecological and social systems. Extensive loss of reef corals following recent mass bleaching events have challenged the notion that support of system resilience is a viable reef management strategy. While resilience-based management (RBM) cannot prevent the damaging effects of major disturbances, such...
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This report presents results of the Chuuk reef health and resilience assessment conducted by citizen scientists and led by The Nature Conservancy. The citizen science data and site descriptions are presented together with descriptions of the resistance and recovery indicators measured, records of pathology and predation, other stress indicators inc...
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Anthropogenic impacts in combination with natural stressor may lead to coral disease. Coral disease is one of the most recent in a series of threats that is a challenging the resilience of coral community. Naturally, beside threatened by predation of benthic invertebrates and fishes, the scleractinianare also compete for spaces with various sessile...
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.2680/epdf Marine protected areas (MPAs) have a long history, originating in traditional and cultural initiatives often focused on reserving resources for food security. A handful of ‘parks’ were established between the 1870s and 1940s and, following World War II, increased awareness of threats to the...
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Overfishing and habitat destruction due to local and global threats are undermining fisheries, biodiversity, and the long-term sustainability of tropical marine ecosystems worldwide, including in the Coral Triangle. Well-designed and effectively managed marine reserve networks can reduce local threats, and contribute to achieving multiple objective...
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Conservation managers and policy makers need tools to identify coastal habitats and human communities that are vulnerable to sea-level rise. Coastal impact models can help determine the vulnerability of areas and populations to changes in sea level. Model outputs may be used to guide decisions about the location and design of future protected areas...
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Ocean acidification is a direct consequence of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and is expected to compromise the structure and function of coral reefs within this century. Research into the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs has focused primarily on measuring and predicting changes in seawater carbon (C) chemistry an...
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Tropical coastal and marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to ocean warming, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. Yet these projected climate and ocean change impacts are rarely considered in conservation planning due to the lack of guidance on how existing climate and ocean change models, tools, and data can be applied. Here, we addres...
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Recent research has highlighted the valuable role that coastal and marine ecosystems play in sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2). The carbon (C) sequestered in vegetated coastal ecosystems, specifically mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and salt marshes, has been termed "blue carbon". Although their global area is one to two orders of magnitude smalle...
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The highest diversity coral reefs in the world, located in the Coral Triangle, are threatened by a variety of local stresses including pollution, overfishing, and destructive fishing in addition to climate change impacts, such as increasing sea surface temperatures (SSTs), and ocean acidification. As climate change impacts increase, coral reef vuln...
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Sea-level rise is a major threat facing the Coral Triangle countries in the twenty-first century. Assessments of vulnerability and adaptation that consider the interactions among natural and social systems are critical to identifying habitats and communities vulnerable to sea-level rise and for supporting the development of adaptation strategies. T...
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Coastal environments are an important component of the global carbon cycle, and probably more vulnerable than the open ocean to anthropogenic forcings. Due to strong spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability, carbon flows in coastal environments are poorly constrained. Hence, an integrated, international, and interdisciplinary program of ship-...
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Principles for designing marine protected area (MPA) networks that address social, economic, and biological criteria are well established in the scientific literature. Climate change represents a new and serious threat to marine ecosystems, but, to date, few studies have specifically considered how to design MPA networks to be resilient to this eme...
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia, possesses the greatest diversity of corals and reef fishes on the planet. The area is a priority for marine conservation for the provincial government, local communities, and major international nongovernmental organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International. Traditional marine resource management...
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The establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has become an important part of society's approach to conserving coral reefs. Protected area managers now must attempt to take account of climate change in the design and implementation of MPAs. A network of MPAs provides a logical way to distribute their benefits to the wider reef system of which...
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The massive scale of the 1997–1998 El Niño–associated coral bleaching event underscores the need for strategies to mitigate biodiversity losses resulting from temperature-induced coral mortality. As baseline sea surface temperatures continue to rise, climate change may represent the single greatest threat to coral reefs worldwide. In response, one...
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The selection of sites for conservation management is only one of many elements in the building of a network of marine protected areas (MPAs). It requires goal identification, site survey and data collection, data analysis, and data synthesis and plan formulation, all of which apply to site selection as well as all other steps in a marine protectio...
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PIP The mysterious sea surface conceals the coral reef ecosystem, making it difficult for planners and decision makers to understand the consequences of their decisions on channel dredging, marina construction, industries along the water's edge, and upstream logging. Reef systems support a rich diversity of life and fish. They provide a natural bre...
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The coastline of Oman extends 2000 km from 16.5°N to 26.5°N in the north-west Indian Ocean. Most of it is long, exposed sandy beach or mixed sand and shallow rocky areas subject to severe scour, and there is a seasonal, cold-water upwelling whose influence increases towards the equator. Three areas of the mainland support corals, separated by long...
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Reviews types of damage to the Indian Ocean coral reefs caused specifically by underwater tourism, discusses some determinants of reef carrying capacity for recreation, and proposes means to increase this by managing the use of coral areas and reef resources. -from Author
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Tropical reefs and beaches attract hordes of tourists from temperate zones. These environments may be the most valuable resource of small island nations, providing fish, coastal protection and support for a tourist industry. However, tourism can strain the resource base resulting in damage to habitat's from intensified fishing activity and the depl...
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As marine conservation activities intensify, planners and managers of protected areas are finding themselves with few guidelines or tools that are specific to the marine realm. Consequently the principles, criteria, and practices, of terrestrial protected areas tend to be transferred to the seas, where they are often inappropriate. In contrast to t...
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Describes how reefs are formed and destroyed. The many benefits that reefs provide are discussed: as fish nurseries, land protectors, repositories of a wealth of marine life, providers of useful medicines and as tourist attractions. The destructive forces at work against the reefs of the western Indian Ocean are detailed and recommendations given f...
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These maps accompany the report: National Parks Development Project. Marine conservation potential of the Togian Islands, Central Sulawesi Rodney Salm, Y. Abas, R. Lameanda. Rome (Italy). Forestry Dept. FAO
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Describes the biota, natural values and the threats to the proposed park based on the Thousand Islands off Jakarta. This will be the first wholly marine national park to be designated in Indonesia. Information is summarized for all zones of the park giving details of compatible uses, restrictions, and wildlife values to be protected.-R.Land
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Photocopy of original typescript. Thesis--Johns Hopkins University. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 117-121).
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Marine Turtle Management in Seychelles and Pakistan - Volume 3 Issue 4 - Rodney V. Salm
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The workshops on managing coastal and and marine protected areas world congress on National Parks, Bali, Indonesia, october 1982 Incluye bibliografía

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Reef Health Survey in Savu Sea MNP
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Determine the health and resilience of coral reefs in and around Chuuk atoll as a contribution to MPA network design and management plans Led citizen science team component of this work and currently analyzing data and preparing report