Avoiding Coral Reef Functional Collapse Requires Local and Global Action

@article{Kennedy2013AvoidingCR,
  title={Avoiding Coral Reef Functional Collapse Requires Local and Global Action},
  author={Emma V Kennedy and Christopher T. Perry and Paul R. Halloran and Roberto Iglesias-Prieto and Christine H. L. Sch{\"o}nberg and Max Wisshak and Armin U. Form and Juan P. Carricart-Ganivet and Maoz Fine and C. Mark Eakin and Peter J. Mumby},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={912-918}
}
Coral reefs face multiple anthropogenic threats, from pollution and overfishing to the dual effects of greenhouse gas emissions: rising sea temperature and ocean acidification. While the abundance of coral has declined in recent decades, the implications for humanity are difficult to quantify because they depend on ecosystem function rather than the corals themselves. Most reef functions and ecosystem services are founded on the ability of reefs to maintain their three-dimensional structure… CONTINUE READING

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