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Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Irus Braverman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Coral Whisperers captures a key moment in the history of coral reef science and of environmental conservation at large. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews,the book documents the physical, ... More


Introduction: Coral Whisperers

Irus Braverman

in Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Coral Whisperers focuses on coral scientists attempting to understand their world, both individually and as a community. The book is organized around their oscillation between hope and despair, with ... More


Coral Scientists between Hope and Despair

Irus Braverman

in Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Coral Whisperers is structured as a pendulum swinging between hope and despair. Chapter 1, “Coral Scientists between Hope and Despair,”explains the workings of this pendulum and the stakes involved. ... More


Fragments of Hope: Nursing Corals Back to Life

Irus Braverman

in Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In chapter 3, “Nursing Corals Back to Life: Fragments of Hope,”the pendulum swings again, this time to document acts of hope by coral restoration scientists. Drawing on my visits to five coral ... More


Conclusion: Coral Scientists on the Brink

Irus Braverman

in Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298842
eISBN:
9780520970830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298842.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Conservation is the art of cultivating—here, that means cultivating both corals and hope for the future. The book’s conclusion begins with a description of two art-science collaborations and then ... More


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