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Effects of terrestrial runoff on the ecology of corals and coral reefs: review and synthesis.
  • K. Fabricius
  • Medicine
  • Marine pollution bulletin
  • 1 February 2005
TLDR
This paper reviews and evaluates the current state of knowledge on the direct effects of terrestrial runoff on hard coral colonies, coral reproduction and recruitment, and organisms that interact with coral populations and summarises geographic and biological factors that determine local and regional levels of resistance and resilience to degradation. Expand
CLASSIFICATION AND REGRESSION TREES: A POWERFUL YET SIMPLE TECHNIQUE FOR ECOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
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This work uses classification and regression trees to analyze survey data from the Australian central Great Barrier Reef, comprising abundances of soft coral taxa and physical and spatial environmental information and shows how linear models fail to find patterns uncovered by the trees. Expand
The 27–year decline of coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef and its causes
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Reducing COTS populations, by improving water quality and developing alternative control measures, could prevent further coral decline and improve the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef. Expand
Losers and winners in coral reefs acclimatized to elevated carbon dioxide concentrations
Experiments have shown that ocean acidification due to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations has deleterious effects on the performance of many marine organisms(1-4). However, fewExpand
Declining Coral Calcification on the Great Barrier Reef
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Investigation of massive Porites corals from 69 reefs of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia suggests that increasing temperature stress and a declining saturation state of seawater aragonite may be diminishing the ability of GBR corals to deposit calcium carbonate. Expand
RECOGNITION AND SELECTION OF SETTLEMENT SUBSTRATA DETERMINE POST-SETTLEMENT SURVIVAL IN CORALS
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Rates of larval settlement, post-settlement survival, and the sensitivity of larvae to chemical extracts of CCA were all positively correlated across the five species of C CA, indicating important implications for structuring the reef ecosystem. Expand
Three lines of evidence to link outbreaks of the crown-of-thorns seastar Acanthaster planci to the release of larval food limitation
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Field data and the population model show that river floods and regional differences in phytoplankton availability are strongly related to spatial and temporal patterns in A. planci outbreaks on the Great Barrier Reef. Expand
Declining coral calcification in massive Porites in two nearshore regions of the northern Great Barrier Reef
Temporal and spatial variation in the growth parameters skeletal density, linear extension and calcification rate in massive Porites from two nearshore regions of the northern Great Barrier ReefExpand
Changes in algal, coral and fish assemblages along water quality gradients on the inshore Great Barrier Reef.
TLDR
The study identifies species groups that are likely to increase or decrease in abundance with changing water quality, whereas fish and macroalgal assemblages consisted of contrasting suites of species. Expand
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