Scientific Papers and Reports

This is an annotated list of the published papers and reports that have included REEF data. The list is in chronological order. Papers that are available for viewing in .pdf format are noted.

Also see the Projects page for links to additional reports.

Schmitt, E., compiler. 1996. Status of Reef Fishes in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: Regional Project Summary.

The Nature Conservancy, Florida and Caribbean Marine Conservation Science Center, University of Miami. Miami, FL. . 37pp.

This report is a summary of the first 3 years of the Fish Survey Project in the Florida Keys, with comparisons among FKNMS sites and with other distant regions. It demonstrates some ways in which data from the Project can be used.

Schmitt, E. F., and K. M. Sullivan. 1996. Analysis of a volunteer method for collecting fish presence and abundance data in the Florida Keys.

Bulletin of Marine Science. 59(2): 404-416

Roving diver data gathered by expert volunteers in the Florida Keys are presented and discussed. These data are found to be comparable to other Florida Keys published studies. Differences in the fish assemblages between the three regions of the Keys, the upper, lower, and the Dry Tortugas, are reported and evaluated. This paper was the first published account of the Roving Diver Technique (RDT).

Schmitt, E. F., B. X. Semmens, and K. M. Sullivan. . 1993. Research applications of volunteer generated coral reef fish surveys.

The Nature Conservancy, Florida and Caribbean Marine Conservation Science Center, University of Miami. Miami, Fl. . 15pp.

This report is the first publication of the RDT, and was initially given at the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute meeting in Spring 1994.

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