Barbados 1970-2012

Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012.
Jackson JBC, Donovan MK, Cramer KL, Lam VV (editors). (2014) Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. Download
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Coauthors: Caroline Bissada-Gooding, Angelique Brathwaite, Hazel Oxenford, Nicholas Polunin, Richard Suckoo, Ivor Williams, CARICOMP and Reef Check

Geographic Information
Coastal Length: 96 km
Land Area: 443 km2
Maritime Area: 186,827 km2
Population: 282,819
Reef Area: 62 km2
Number of hurricanes
in the past 20 years: 0

General Literature  [bolding of titles inserted]
Blackman K (2008) An annotated bibliography of coral reef monitoring and management information related to the Folkestone Marine Reserve, St. James, Barbados. The community-based coral reef monitoring and management project. Report No. 2. . A Caribbean Conservation Association project in collaboration with the National Conservation Commission and the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies. 26 p.

Brathwaite A (2012) Mass coral reef bleaching in the eastern Caribbean in 2010. A report to UNEP-CAR/RCU and SPAW-RAC, 42 pp.

Brathwaite A, Oxenford HA, Roach R (2008) Barbados: A coral paradise. Barbados: Miller Publishing. Fisheries Division (2004) Barbados fisheries management plan 2004-2006. Schemes for the management of fisheries in the waters of
Barbados. Barbados: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 67 p.

Goodridge R, Brewster L, Hunte W, Brathwaite A, Nurse L, et al. (2008) Twenty years of coral reef monitoring in Barbados: Benefits to Government and lessons learnt. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium.

LaJeunesse T, Smith R, Finney JC, Oxenford HA (2009) Outbreak and persistence of opportunistic symbiotic dinoflagellates during the 2005 Caribbean mass coral ‘bleaching’ event. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 276: 4139-4148.

Lewis JB (1960) The coral reefs and coral communities of Barbados, W.I. Canadian Journal of Zoology 38: 1133-1152.

Macintyre IG, Glynn PW, Toscano MA (2007) The demise of a major Acropora palmata bank–barrier reef off the southeast coast of Barbados, West Indies. Coral Reefs 26: 765-773.

Mah AJ, Stearn CW (1986) The effect of Hurrican Allen on the Bellairs fringing reef, Barbados. Coral Reefs 4: 169-176.

Mahon RS, Hunte W, Oxenford HA, Storey K, Hastings RE (1982) Seasonality in the commercial marine fisheries of Barbados. Proceedings  of the 34th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. pp. 28-37.

Maraj V, Cox SA, Oxenford HA (2010) The current status of the small-scale seine fishery in Barbados. Proceedings of the 64th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. San Juan, Puerto Rico. pp. 411-419.

McConney P, Mahon RS (1998) Introducing fishery management planning to Barbados. Ocean & Coastal Management 39: 189-195.

Oxenford HA, Roach R, Brathwaite A (2008) Large scale coral mortality in Barbados: a delayed response to the 2005 bleaching episode. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. pp. 505-509.

Oxenford HA, Roach R, Brathwaite A, Nurse L, Goodridge R, et al. (2008) Quantitative observations of a major coral bleaching event in Barbados, Southeastern Caribbean. Climatic Change 87: 435-449.

Oxenford HA, Vermeer LA, Wittenberg M (1993) Nearshore benthic marine communities of the west and southwest coasts of Barbados: importance, present status and management recommendations. Report for DELCAN International Corporation Ltd. . Toronto, Canada: CCPU, Government of Barbados. 137 p.

Pandolfi J, Jackson JBC (2006) Ecological persistence interrupted in Caribbean coral reefs. Ecology Letters 9: 818-826.

Robichaud D, Hunte W, Oxenford HA (1999) Effects of increased mesh size on catch and fishing power of coral reef fish traps. Fisheries Research 39: 275-294.

Schuhmann PW, Oxenford HA, Gill D, Staskiewicz T (2011) Landings, costs, net profit and return on investment in two contrasting fisheries: Part 2 – The nearshore trap fishery. Economic valuation of the fisheries of Barbados. Third project report for Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Industry and Small Business Development. Barbados: Government of Barbados. 45 p

. Wilson SB (1983) A report on the trap fishing industry of Barbados. Report to Barbados Fishery Division.


Published Data Sources

1 Allard P (1994) Changes in coral community structure in Barbados: Effects of eutrophication and reduced grazing pressure: McGill University, Montreal. 73 p.

12 Bauer JC (1980) Observations on geographical variations in population density of the echinoid Diadema antillarum within the western north Atlantic. Bulletin of Marine Science 30: 509-515.

8 Hawkins CM, Lewis JB (1982) Ecological energetics of the tropical sea urchin Diadema antillarum Philippi in Barbados, West Indies. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 15: 645-669.

2 Hunte W, Allard P (1994) Temporal changes in coral reef communities on the west and south coasts of Barbados: 1982-1992. Technical report for the Government of Barbados and the Inter-American Development Bank. Washington, D.C. 67 p.

9 Hunte W, Cote I, Tomascik T (1986) On the dynamics of the mass mortality of Diadema antillarum in Barbados. Coral Reefs 4: 135-139.

10 Hunte W, Younglao D (1988) Recruitment and population recovery of Diadema antillarum (Echinodermata; Echinoidea) in Barbados. Marine Ecology Progress Series 45: 109-119.

3 Liddell WD, Olhorst SL (1988) Comparison of western Atlantic coral reef communities. Proceedings of the 6th International Coral Reef Symposium. Australia: Utah State University. pp. 281-286.

4 Parker C, Oxenford HA (1998) Barbados. In: Kjerfve B, editor. CARICOMP – Caribbean coral reef, seagrass and mangrove sites Coastal region and small island papers 3. Paris: UNESCO. pp. 177-186.

11 Scoffin TP (1980) Calcium carbonate budget of a fringing reef on the west coast of Barbados. Part II. Erosion, sediments and internal structure. Bulletin of Marine Science 30: 475-508.

5 Scoffin TP (1994) History of a fringing reef on the west coast of Barbados 1974-1992. In: Ginsburg RN, editor. Global Aspects of Coral Reefs: Health, Hazards, and History. Florida: University of Miami. pp. 273-278.

6 Tomascik T, Sander F (1987) Effects of eutrophication on reef-building corals II. Structures of sclearctinian coral communities on fringing reefs, Barbados, West Indies. Marine Biology 94: 53-75.

7 Williams ID, Polunin NVC (2001) Large-scale associations between macroalgal cover and grazer biomass on mid-depth reefs in the Caribbean. Coral Reefs 19: 358-366.