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Community-based monitoring detects catastrophic earthquake and tsunami impacts on seagrass beds in the Solomon Islands

Moseby, K.E. and Daniels, A. and Duri, V. and Tropa, W. and Welma, S. and Bero, A. and Soapi, Katy M. (2020) Community-based monitoring detects catastrophic earthquake and tsunami impacts on seagrass beds in the Solomon Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 150 . p. 110444. ISSN 0025-326X

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    Abstract

    Seagrass beds are an important component of the marine ecosystem and play a significant role in coastal protection and maintaining fish production. Despite a global decline in seagrass, the Indo-Pacific region supports a high diversity of seagrass species with many seagrass beds still intact and healthy. Tetepare Island in the Solomon Islands is the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific and supports seagrass beds inside fringing reefs along its southern coastline. We monitored the diversity and abundance of seagrass species on Tetepare and nearby sparsely-populated Rendova Island over a 12â�

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Seagrass, Marine protected area, Earthquake, Tsunami wave, Subsidence, Tetepare
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
    Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2019 16:26
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 16:26
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11880
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