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Evaluation of Coral Reef Seascape in ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu, Maui with Perspectives in Landscape Ecology

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dc.contributor.advisor Sutherland, Ross Stender, Yuko Okano 2016-02-19T22:33:28Z 2016-02-19T22:33:28Z 2012-12
dc.identifier.isbn 9781303033261
dc.description MA University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 175–191).
dc.description.abstract The primary focus of this study was to produce temporal and spatial information needed to assist in the management of 'Āhihi Kīna'u Natural Area Reserve System (NARS). The research goals included quantifying temporal changes in inshore biological communities resulting from shoreline access closure, and characterizing spatial patterns of coral and crustose coralline algae (CCA) using a spatial statistical approach. Resultant temporal change in a location known as the Montipora Pond showed decreased live coral and increased dead coral during this study. Spatial structure and local clustering of CCA cover existed, but it was negligible for coral. CCA cover was better estimated by a spatial correlation model. Coral cover exhibited no autocorrelation, but weak spatial dependence on covariates. The spatial statistical approach should be considered in future studies. New temporal and spatial information produced during this study comprises a valuable baseline that will support future preservation and management decisions.
dc.format.extent xvi, 191 leaves, bound ; 29 cm
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2012]
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Geography.
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
dc.subject coral reef
dc.subject coral reef seascape
dc.subject landscape ecology
dc.subject Maui
dc.subject Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve System
dc.title Evaluation of Coral Reef Seascape in ʻĀhihi Kīnaʻu, Maui with Perspectives in Landscape Ecology
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.department Geography and Environment
local.identifier.callnumber IN CATALOGING AC1 .H3 no.xxxx
local.identifier.voyagerid 3491665
local.thesis.degreelevel MA
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