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Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database: Component

SummaryWe use coral cover as a proxy for coral reef biodiversity, which in turn is a proxy for the overall health of biodiversity of Cenderwasih National Park
SubtypeNatural Resource System
SectorMarine protected areas
Commons Boundaries 
Environmental MediumOceanic
Inter Annual PredictabilityHigh (3)
Intra Annual PredictabilityHigh (3)
Commons RenewabilityRenewable (1)
ExplanationBut takes decades to renew because coral reefs are slow-growing
ProductivityVery productive (3)
ExplanationShallow water corals reefs are among the most productive ecosystems of the world
Commons AccessibilityVery accessible (3)
ExplanationGenerally very accessible, although some areas are further away and access can be prevented during bad weather
Commons HeterogeneityHigh (3)
ExplanationCorals cluster together in reefs, in a patchwork of reef and non-reef areas.
Commons Spatial ExtentMissing
Technical SubstituteNo
ExplanationCan get artificial reef structures, but can't substitute coral