The Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative

Minimizing the risk of invasive algae to Kona coral reefs
Katherine Cullison, PI

The reefs off the Kona coast of Hawaii Island remain among the most pristine in the state, although suffering under the ever increasing strain of human use and land based threats. The Kona reefs would be decimated by the establishment of certain invasive algae species that have so severely impacted reefs in other parts of the state. Minimizing the risk posed by invasive algae is vital to coral reef conservation in Hawaii. HCRI will fund Katherine Cullison to attempt to reduce the threat of invasive algae through a combination of ecological analysis, public education, and policy review.

Final Report (August 2011)
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Progress Report 1 (April 2011)
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Introduction PowerPoint Presentation (October 2010)
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