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Climate change disables coral bleaching protection on the Great Barrier Reef
It is found that near-future increases in local temperature of as little as 0.5°C result in this protective mechanism being lost, which may increase the rate of degradation of the GBR. Expand
Comparative phylogeography of codistributed species of Chilean Liolaemus (Squamata: Tropiduridae) from the central‐southern Andean range
The matrix representation with parsimony tree obtained from the combination of the three different gene trees revealed concordant phylogeographical associations of all species, and was consistent with the geographical association of intraspecific haploclades with three Chilean bioclimatic zones. Expand
Climate change impedes scleractinian corals as primary reef ecosystem engineers
Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems on our planet. Scleractinian corals function as the primary reef ecosystem engineers, constructing the framework that serves as aExpand
Is sponge bioerosion increasing
Due to increased availability of settlement area and reduced space competition, bioeroding sponge abundances and bioerosion rates to rise globally and would like to encourage more intensive field investigations on this group. Expand
Response of holosymbiont pigments from the scleractinian coral Montipora monasteriata to short-term heat stress
The results indicate that, during the early stages of thermal stress, thylakoid membranes are intact and support the importance of coral pigments for the regulation of the light environment within the host tissue. Expand
Impact of the 2010–2011 La Niña phenomenon in Colombia, South America: The human toll of an extreme weather event
The 2010–2011 La Nina (positive phase of El Nino) phenomenon affected four million Colombians, ∼9% of the total population, and caused economic losses of approximately US $7.8 billion, related toExpand
Acquisition of symbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium) by juveniles of the coral Acropora longicyathus
The differences between the genetic identity of populations of Symbiodinium resident in juveniles and adult A suggest that ontogenetic changes in the symbiosis may occur during the development of scleractinian corals, whether or not these changes are due to host selective processes or differences in the physical environment associated with juvenile versus adult colonies. Expand
Phylogeography of a mountain lizard species: an ancient fragmentation process mediated by riverine barriers in the Liolaemus monticola complex (Sauria: Liolaemidae)
The results support the hypothesis of a geographical and genetic split resulting from allopatric processes caused by riparian barriers acting over a long time period and show that populations have moved from the south to the north using the Andean mountains as the primary corridor for dispersal. Expand
Anticipative management for coral reef ecosystem services in the 21st century.
It is concluded that diversification of the management toolbox should be considered urgently to prepare for the challenges of managing reefs into the 21st century. Expand
Interaction of herbivory and seasonality on the dynamics of Caribbean macroalgae
Overall, macroalgal and turf cover were mainly controlled by herbivory, while community structure was largely influenced by seasonal changes in temperature and light. Expand