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Biogeosciences Discussions This discussion paper is/has been under review for the journal Biogeosciences (BG). Please refer to the corresponding final paper in BG if available. Abstract Legumes can be considered as pioneer plants during ecosystem development, as they form a symbiosis with different nitrogen fixing rhizobia species, which enable the plants(More)
The Caribbean is highly vulnerable to coastal hazards. Based on their short recurrence intervals over the intra-American seas, high-category tropical cyclones and their associated effects of elevated storm surge, heavy wave impacts, mudslides and floods represent the most serious threat. Given the abundance of historical accounts and trigger mechanisms(More)
Super typhoon Haiyan, packing sustained winds >300 kph, wrought immense damage on the Philippines in November 2013. Haiyan displaced large boulders in some areas (Engel et al. 2014) and generated an estimated 5 m surge in the Sagay Marine Reserve (10°58¢57.58 †N, 123°27¢50.00 †E), central Philippines. Immediately after, a coral boulder and rubble ridge(More)
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