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Crown-of-thorns starfish management conundrums

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Since the early 1960s, debate over managements of the phenomenom of large populations of the coral eating crown-of-throns starfish has presented a major ecological conundrum: Is it normal, human-induced or human-increased? Whilst that is unresolved there is a second conundrum for the reef manager: Should there be systematic controls? This essay discusses progress in resolution of the conundrums after more than 25 years experience of research and management. �� 1992 Springer-Verlag.

Publication Date


  • 1992

Citation


  • Kenchington, R., & Kelleher, G. (1992). Crown-of-thorns starfish management conundrums. Coral Reefs, 11(2), 53-56. doi:10.1007/BF00357422

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0027063525

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 53

End Page


  • 56

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Since the early 1960s, debate over managements of the phenomenom of large populations of the coral eating crown-of-throns starfish has presented a major ecological conundrum: Is it normal, human-induced or human-increased? Whilst that is unresolved there is a second conundrum for the reef manager: Should there be systematic controls? This essay discusses progress in resolution of the conundrums after more than 25 years experience of research and management. �� 1992 Springer-Verlag.

Publication Date


  • 1992

Citation


  • Kenchington, R., & Kelleher, G. (1992). Crown-of-thorns starfish management conundrums. Coral Reefs, 11(2), 53-56. doi:10.1007/BF00357422

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0027063525

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 53

End Page


  • 56

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication