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Long-Term Region-Wide Declines in Caribbean Corals
We report a massive region-wide decline of corals across the entire Caribbean basin, with the average hard coral cover on reefs being reduced by 80%, from about 50% to 10% cover, in three decades.Expand
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Evaluating life-history strategies of reef corals from species traits.
Classifying the biological traits of organisms can test conceptual frameworks of life-history strategies and allow for predictions of how different species may respond to environmental disturbances.Expand
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Evolution and ecology of cleaning symbioses in the sea
Cleaning symbioses are among the most intriguing interspecific interactions. Understanding their evolution has been hindered by the difficulty in identifying universal costs and benefits derived byExpand
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Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity
Coral reefs are rich in biodiversity, in large part because their highly complex architecture provides shelter and resources for a wide range of organisms. Recent rapid declines in hard coral coverExpand
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Invasive Lionfish Drive Atlantic Coral Reef Fish Declines
Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) have spread swiftly across the Western Atlantic, producing a marine predator invasion of unparalleled speed and magnitude. There is growingExpand
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Conservation benefits of marine reserves for fish populations
We synthesize the results of empirical studies of marine reserves to assess the potential benefits of protection for fish populations. Our meta-analyses demonstrate that the overall abundance ofExpand
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Coral bleaching is a stress-related response that can be triggered by elevated sea surface temperatures (SST). Recent increases in the frequency of coral bleaching have led to concerns that increasesExpand
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Predicting the Impact of Sea‐Level Rise on Caribbean Sea Turtle Nesting Habitat
The projected rise in sea level is likely to increase the vulnerability of coastal zones in the Caribbean, which are already under pressure from a combination of anthropogenic activities and naturalExpand
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Quantifying the evidence for ecological synergies.
There is increasing concern that multiple drivers of ecological change will interact synergistically to accelerate biodiversity loss. However, the prevalence and magnitude of these interactionsExpand
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Current and Future Sustainability of Island Coral Reef Fisheries
Overexploitation is one of the principal threats to coral reef diversity, structure, function, and resilience [1, 2]. Although it is generally held that coral reef fisheries are unsustainable [3-5],Expand
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