Episode 1:  Guam MPAs Protect Spawning Areas

Brett Taylor from James Cook University (formerly of University of Guam Marine Lab) talks about his recent publication,

“Movement and spawning migration patterns suggest small marine reserves can offer adequate protection for exploited emperorfishes.”
by B.M. Taylor and J.S. Mills  Coral Reefs

Episode 2:  Palau’s Bays Naturally Protect Reefs from Climate Change

Dr. Yimnang Golbuu from the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) talks to Science Simplified about his recent publication, “Climate Change Refugia in the Sheltered Bays of Palau”.  It was published in the journal Ecology and Evolution and the full text of the publication can be found here.

Citation: van Woesik R, Houk P, Isechal AL, Idechong JW, Victor S, Golbuu Y.  2012.  Climate-change refugia in the sheltered bays of Palau: analog of future reefs.  Ecology and Evolution 2: 2474-2484.

Episode 3:  How are the CNMI Coral Reefs Doing?

Steven Johnson from the CNMI Bureau of Environmental Quality (BECQ) talks to Science Simplified about the reefs in the CNMI and the research that he and his colleagues on the Marine Monitoring Team recently published in PlOS One:  “Coral Reef Disturbance and Recovery Dynamics Differ across Gradients of Localized Stressors in the Mariana Islands”. The full text of the publication can be found here.

Citation: Houk P, Benavente D, Iguel J, Johnson S, Okano R (2014) Coral Reef Disturbance and Recovery Dynamics Differ across Gradients of Localized Stressors in the Mariana Islands. PLoS ONE 9(8): e105731. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105731