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Predicting climate-driven regime shifts versus rebound potential in coral reefs
Graham, N.A.J.; Jennings, S.; MacNeil, M.A.; Mouillot, D.; Wilson, S.K. (2015). Predicting climate-driven regime shifts versus rebound potential in coral reefs. Nature (Lond.) 518(7537): 94–97. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/nature14140
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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Keywords
    Climatic changes; Ecology; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Graham, N.A.J.
  • Jennings, S.
  • MacNeil, M.A.
  • Mouillot, D.
  • Wilson, S.K.

Abstract
    An analysis of 21 coral reefs in the Indian Ocean using data across 17 years that spanned a major climatic disturbance reveals factors that predispose a coral reef to recovery or regime shift from hard corals to macroalgae; these results could foreshadow the likely outcomes of tropical coral reefs to the effects of climate change, informing management and adaptation plans.

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