What is an â€˜Ecosystemâ€™?. What is an â€˜Ecosystemâ€™?. Alfred Tansley (1935): Ecosystem is the â€œbasic unit of natureâ€. Ecosystem = abiotic + biotic + interactions. Ecosystems linked by movement of material and individuals. Vegetation, erosion and runoff . 2. Energy Dissipation. 1. Transpiration.
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Alfred Tansley (1935): Ecosystem is the “basic unit of nature”
Ecosystem = abiotic + biotic + interactions
Ecosystems linked by movement of material and individuals
2. Energy Dissipation
1. Runoff volume
2. Rainfall scour
3. Soil infiltration
4. Soil Binding
Overfishing, Climate, Crown-of-Thorns, etc.
Foley et al. 2005
1. Changes to terrestrial catchment/water quality
2. Changes to water quality at the reef
3. Coral reef ecosystem response (ideally)
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4. Logical links between present day ecosystem state and frequency/intensity of terrestrial exposure
Integrated Coastal Management Committee:Developing National Coastal Plan Framework
Protected Area Committee:Prioritizing connectivity between Terrestrial, Freshwater and Marine PAs
Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network:Upscaling management activities to adjacent catchments
Demonstration Projects:WANI, CTI, Nadi Basin, etc.
Initial Network Design: Data CollectionTraditional Ecological Knowledge