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Discovering Scott Reef

Scott Reef is an isolated coral reef system that rises steeply from the depths of north-western Australia's continental shelf.

Over two decades, scientists from many organisations have studied the reef's physical environment and biological communities. The results have revealed important insights into a complex ecosystem – findings that are also relevant to the sustainable management of other coral reefs around the world.

This book presents an account of the research effort at Scott Reef, sharing new understanding of this remote and beautiful part of Australia.

Complete Book:

Discovering Scott Reef: 20 years of exploration and research (PDF19.5 MB)
James Gilmour, Luke Smith, Kylie Cook and Stephen Pincock 2013, 179 pages

Chapter Breakdown:

Introduction (PDF 4.74 MB)
Past and Present (PDF 2.7 MB)
Environmental Conditions (PDF 1.74 MB)
Biological Communities (PDF 2.57 MB)
Coral Ecology (PDF 3.42 MB)
Reef Monitoring (PDF 2.08 MB)
Megafauna (PDF 2.43 MB)
Conclusions (PDF 93.4 KB)

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