Marine Planning

Reef React

Coral reefs will react to different pressures Photo: P Mumby

WHAT KIND OF TOOL IS IT?

Reef React is a web based tool which uses a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN).

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT PARTS TO IT?

  • Free Netica software to build a network and capture different drivers influencing coral reef dynamics
  • A model to predict probability of coral reef cover in each percentage category and measure mean of coral reef cover in given years for different climate scenarios
  • A user guide

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Reef React assists users to predict alternate futures for coral reef ecosystems under various climate and human use scenarios to help guide policy and management interventions to reduce negative impacts.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Reef React is accessed through free Netica software and an easy-to-use web-based interface. The tool enables modelling of the impacts on coral reef ecosystems of proposed interventions for managing threats to coral reefs, before making a management intervention.

WHEN IS IT USED?

Reef React is used when decisions are required on how best to manage threats to coral reef ecosystems.

IN WHAT FORMAT IS IT AVAILABLE?

Reef React is available in a Netica file (.neta) and an easy-to-use web-based interface. A user guide is available in a pdf file.

WHO IS THE TARGET END-USER?

  • Government planners undertaking MSP wishing to identify the most vulnerable reefs and those with the greatest current resilience
  • NGOs involved in MSP, conservation planning, or coral reef research
  • Scientists undertaking monitoring or assessments of coral reefs and or interested in coral reef futures and ecology

WHAT USER SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

General skill in GIS is required to use Netica, however, prior knowledge and expertise required to use the tool is minimal.

WHERE DO YOU ACCESS THE TOOL?

Download the tool using the links at the bottom of this page.

WHAT IS THE COST OF USING THE TOOL?

Reef React is available free of charge, under the user agreement and stated terms and conditions (see www.ccres.net/terms).

IS TECHNICAL TRAINING OR SUPPORT REQUIRED?

Reef React is easy to use but we are currently offering a half or one day training to provide a basic understanding on the background and framework used in building the Reef React tool.


For more information, contact Mr Abdi Priyanto


To access Reef React, users can download Netica and follow the instructions in the User Guide (see link below) to set up Reef React, OR access the tool via  http://ccres.business.uq.edu.au

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User guide: Reef React pdf / 9.06 MB LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD