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Phase Shifts, Herbivory, and the Resilience of Coral Reefs to Climate Change
Many coral reefs worldwide have undergone phase shifts to alternate, degraded assemblages because of the combined effects of over-fishing, declining water quality, and the direct and indirect impactsExpand
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Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals
During 2015–2016, record temperatures triggered a pan-tropical episode of coral bleaching, the third global-scale event since mass bleaching was first documented in the 1980s. Here we examine how andExpand
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Coral Disease on the Great Barrier Reef
Coral disease is one of the most recent in a series of threats that is challenging the resilience of coral reef communities and is of particular concern because it may interact with and augment theExpand
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Thermal Stress and Coral Cover as Drivers of Coral Disease Outbreaks
Very little is known about how environmental changes such as increasing temperature affect disease dynamics in the ocean, especially at large spatial scales. We asked whether the frequency of warmExpand
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Mass Spawning in Tropical Reef Corals
Synchronous multispecific spawning by a total of 32 coral species occurred a few nights after late spring full moons in 1981 and 1982 at three locations on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The dataExpand
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Systematic and Biogeographical Patterns in the Reproductive Biology of Scleractinian Corals
A limited diversity of character states for reproductive traits and a robust phylogeny make scleractinian corals an ideal model organism with which to explore the evolution of life-history traits.Expand
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Flexibility in Algal Endosymbioses Shapes Growth in Reef Corals
The relation between corals and their algal endosymbionts has been a key to the success of scleractinian (stony) corals as modern reef-builders, but little is known about early stages in theExpand
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Coral disease, environmental drivers, and the balance between coral and microbial associates
across the globe, we are witnessing the decline of coral reef ecosystems. One relatively new factor contributing to this decline is the outbreak of destructive infectious diseases, especially onExpand
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Patterns of recruitment and abundance of corals along the Great Barrier Reef
Different physical and biological processes prevail at different scales. As a consequence, small-scale experiments or local observations provide limited insights into regional or global phenomena.Expand
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"Supply-side" ecology recognizes the potential role that recruitment plays in the local population dynamics of open systems. Apart from the applied fisheries literature, the converse link betweenExpand
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