outreach & publications

Media Coverage

Media Coverage

a high-tech eye in the sky lays bare Hawaiʻi’s living coral reefs

outreach

researchers use aerial images and artificial intelligence to map coral across the main hawaiian islands

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first detailed map of hawaii reefs shows coral decline   

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first-ever aerial map of hawaii’s coral creates groundbreaking conservation tool   

outreach

tempe to hawaii: asu professors teach hawaiian youth about coral reef conservation

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hawaiian reefs lost almost half their fish to pollution and fishing  

media coverage

Scientists unveil new 3d maps in race to save hawaii coral  

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volcano keiki help contribute to “citizen science” 

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sea temperature a critical factor in success of coral reef outplants  

outreach

Joint asu-hawaii study reveals long-term human impacts on reef fish 

media coverage

coral bleaching widespread, but not as severe as predicted 

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state, federal officials say bleaching not as bad as expected, urge all to take coral pledge 

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satellites track real-time damage of ocean blob menacing hawaii

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bleached corals found

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tracking and managing predicted massive coral bleaching in hawaii

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the return of the ‘blob’: hawaii’s reefs threatened by marine heatwave

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Inside the effort to map the world’s dying coral reefs from space

Media Coverage

ALLEN CORAL ATLAS MAPS REEFS TO SCALE UP CORAL CONSERVATION

outreach

ASU WORKING TO SAVE HAWAIIAN CORAL REEFS DURING ONSET OF NEW OCEAN HEATWAVE

GDCS NEWS

ASU center announces Hawaii coral reef conservation program in partnership with Lenfest Ocean Program

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A map to saving coral reefs: the Allen Coral Atlas projects

outreach

Rapid repeat monitoring of reef threats

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To map a coral reef, peel back the seawater

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3d mapping from the air helps to save coral reefs

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Can this map save coral reefs? Researchers aim to conserve natural resource with satellites and AI

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2020 Publications

  • Xu, Y., N.R. Vaughn, D.E. Knapp, R.E. Martin, C. Balzotti, J. Li, S.A. Foo, and G.P. Asner. 2020. Coral bleaching detection in the Hawaiian Islands using spatio-temporal standardized bottom reflectance and Planet Dove satellites. Remote Sensing 12, 3219. doi:10.3390/rs12193219.
  • Foo, S. A., Asner, G. P. 2020. Impacts of remotely sensed environmental drivers on coral outplant survival. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.13309.
  • Asner, G.P., N.R. Vaughn, J. Heckler, D.E. Knapp, C. Balzotti, E. Shafron, R.E. Martin, B.J. Neilson, and J.M. Gove. 2020. Large-scale mapping of live corals to guide reef conservation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi:10.1073/pnas.2017628117.
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2019 Publications

  • Foo, S.A. and G.P. Asner. 2019. Scaling up coral reef restoration using remote sensing technology. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 79.
  • Li, J.; S.R. Schill; D.E. Knapp; G.P. Asner. 2019. Object-Based Mapping of Coral Reef Habitats Using Planet Dove Satellites. Remote Sensing 11: 1445.
  • Li, J.; D.E. Knapp; S.R. Schill; C. Roelfsema; S. Phinn; M. Silman; J. Mascaro; G.P. Asner. 2019. Adaptive bathymetry estimation for shallow coastal waters using Planet Dove satellites. Remote Sensing of Environment 232: 111302

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2020 Publications

  • Asner, G.P., N.R. Vaughn, C. Balzotti, P.G. Brodrick, and J. Heckler. 2020. High-resolution reef bathymetry and coral habitat complexity from airborne imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing 12:310.  doi:10.3390/rs12020310.
  • Li J., N.S. Fabina, D.E. Knapp, G.P. Asner. The Sensitivity of Multi-spectral Satellite Sensors to Benthic Habitat Change. Remote Sensing. 2020, 12, 532.
  • Lyons, M.B., C.M. Roelfsema, E.V. Kennedy, E.M. Kovacs, R. Borrego-Acevedo, K. Markey, M. Roe, D.M. Yuwono, D.L. Harris, S.R. Phinn, G.P. Asner, J. Li, D.E. Knapp, N.S. Fabina, K. Larsen, D. Traganos, and N.J. Murray. 2020. Mapping the world’s coral reefs using a global multiscale earth observation framework. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1002/rse2.157.
  • Foo, S. A., Asner, G. P. 2020. Sea surface temperature in coral reef restoration outcomes. Environmental Research Letters 15: 074045.
  • Foo, S.A., W.J. Walsh, J. Lecky, S. Marcoux, and G.P. Asner. 2020. Impacts of pollution, fishing pressure, and reef rugosity on resource fish biomass in West Hawaii. Ecological Applications. doi:10.1002/EAP.2213.
  • Li, J., D.E. Knapp, N.S. Fabina, E.V. Kennedy, K. Larsen, M.B. Lyons, N.J. Murray, S.R. Phinn, C.M. Roelfsema, and G.P. Asner. 2020. A global coral reef probability map generated using convolutional neural networks. Coral Reefs. doi:10.1007/s00338-020-02055-6.
  • Xu, Y., N.R. Vaughn, D.E. Knapp, R.E. Martin, C. Balzotti, J. Li, S.A. Foo, and G.P. Asner. 2020. Coral bleaching detection in the Hawaiian Islands using spatio-temporal standardized bottom reflectance and Planet Dove satellites. Remote Sensing 12, 3219. doi:10.3390/rs12193219.
  • Foo, S. A., Asner, G. P. 2020. Impacts of remotely sensed environmental drivers on coral outplant survival. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.13309.
  • Asner, G.P., N.R. Vaughn, J. Heckler, D.E. Knapp, C. Balzotti, E. Shafron, R.E. Martin, B.J. Neilson, and J.M. Gove. 2020. Large-scale mapping of live corals to guide reef conservation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.2017628117.

2019 Publications

  • Foo, S.A. and G.P. Asner. 2019. Scaling up coral reef restoration using remote sensing technology. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 79.
  • Li, J.; S.R. Schill; D.E. Knapp; G.P. Asner. 2019. Object-Based Mapping of Coral Reef Habitats Using Planet Dove Satellites. Remote Sensing 11: 1445.
  • Li, J.; D.E. Knapp; S.R. Schill; C. Roelfsema; S. Phinn; M. Silman; J. Mascaro; G.P. Asner. 2019. Adaptive bathymetry estimation for shallow coastal waters using Planet Dove satellites. Remote Sensing of Environment 232: 111302.
  • Maximenko, N., et al. 2019. Toward the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System. Frontiers in Marine Science 6(447). doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00.
  • R.R. Carlson, S.A. Foo, G.P. Asner. Land use impacts on coral reef health: a ridge-to-reef perspective. Frontiers in Marine Science
  • Gove, J.M., J.L. Whitney, M.A. McManus, J. Lecky, F.C. Carvalho, J.M. Lynch, J. Li, P. Neubauer, K.A. Smith, J.E. Phipps, D.R. Kobayashi, K.B. Balagso, E.A. Contreras, M.E. Manuel, M.A. Merrifield, J.J. Polovina, G.P. Asner, J.A. Maynard, and G.J. Williams. Prey-size plastics are invading larval fish nurseries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.