Locating and Learning from the Bright Spots among the World's Coral Reefs
Date of Original Version
Public lecture given by Joshua Cinner at the University of Rhode Island, September 19, 2019.
Distinguished Visiting International Scholar Dr. Joshua Cinner is an accomplished scholar at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies who specializes in applied marine conservation, particularly in how social, economic, and cultural factors influence the ways people use, perceive, and govern coral reef systems. His talk focused on systematically identifying and learning from the ‘outliers’- places where ecosystems are substantially better ('bright spots') or worse ('dark spots') than expected, given the environmental conditions and socioeconomic drivers they are exposed to.