“ Coral Dominance ” : A Dangerous EcosystemMisnomer ?

  title={“ Coral Dominance ” : A Dangerous EcosystemMisnomer ?},
  author={Peter S. Vroom},
Over 100 years ago, before threats such as global climate change and ocean acidification were issues engrossing marine scientists, numerous tropical reef biologists began expressing concern that too much emphasis was being placed on coral dominance in reef systems. These researchers believed that the scientific community was beginning to lose sight of the overall mix of calcifying organisms necessary for the healthy function of reef ecosystems and demonstrated that some reefs were naturally… CONTINUE READING
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