Coral Reef Rugosity

Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:13:06 -0500
From: Phil Dustan <>
Subject: [Coral-List] Digital Reef Rugosity technique in PLoS1
To: Coral List <>, Abigail Alling
<>, Orla Doherty <>, Shinta Pardede
<>, Carol Fowler <>
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Dear Listers,

I’d like to draw your attention to a recent publication in PLoS ONE that
describes a new technique to estimate coral reef rugosity using a digital
water level gauge:
Dustan P, Doherty O, Pardede S (2013) Digital Reef Rugosity Estimates
Coral Reef Habitat Complexity. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57386.

Its a simple method that could easily be incorporated in monitoring as
well as experimental projects.


Phillip Dustan
Department of Biology
College of Charleston
Charleston SC  20401
Charleston SC
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