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Rapid poleward range expansion of tropical reef corals in response to rising sea surface temperatures
Rising temperatures caused by climatic warming may cause poleward range shifts and/or expansions in species distribution. Tropical reef corals (hereafter corals) are some of the world's most
Importance of foraminifera for the formation and maintenance of a coral sand cay: Green Island, Australia
Abstract CaCO3 production by reef-building organisms on Green Island Reef in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia is estimated and compared with the contribution of benthic foraminifera to the
Implications of reef ecosystem change for the stability and maintenance of coral reef islands
Coral reef islands are among the most vulnerable environments on Earth to climate change because they are low lying and largely constructed from unconsolidated sediments that can be readily reworked
Ocean currents and herbivory drive macroalgae-to-coral community shift under climate warming
Evidence is presented that warming, aided by the dominant poleward-flowing current system, is facilitating the expansion of tropical corals and herbivorous fishes into existing temperate Japanese macroalgae communities, which are contracting faster than they are expanding.
Changes in impacts of climate extremes: Human systems and ecosystems
Chapter 3 evaluates observed and projected changes in the frequency, intensity, spatial extent, and duration of extreme weather and climate events. This physical basis provides a picture of climate
Anatomy of a Modern Coral Reef Flat: A Recorder of Storms and Uplift in the Late Holocene
ABSTRACT Cores from Kabira Reef, Ishigaki Island, southwest Japan, reveal the internal structure and temporal changes in sedimentary process of a complete coral reef flat. The reef crest caught up
Geographic variability in organic carbon stock and accumulation rate in sediments of East and Southeast Asian seagrass meadows
Organic carbon (OC) stored in the sediments of seagrass meadows has been considered a globally significant OC reservoir. However, the sparsity and regional bias of studies on long‐term OC