NCCOS research was recently featured in a new book, Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions (2nd edition here), published by Environmental Systems Research Incorporated (ESRI). The NCCOS chapter, "Linking Landscape Condition Impacts to Coral Reef Ecosystem Composition for the East End of Saint Croix," highlights the effects of terrestrial impacts to near-shore marine environments. The research specifically addresses land-based sources of pollution and provides a method for tracking their impacts to marine ecosystems and biota.
This book highlights approaches to geospatial analysis applied to marine resource conservation and management. The chapter was produced as part of the NCCOS project, "Land-Sea Characterization of the St. Croix East End Marine Park, U.S. Virgin Islands," which was funded by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program. The project and resulting products were designed to support the development of a revised management plan for the territorial East End Marine Park.
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