Biogeographical disparity in the functional diversity and redundancy of corals.

@article{McWilliam2018BiogeographicalDI,
  title={Biogeographical disparity in the functional diversity and redundancy of corals.},
  author={Mike McWilliam and Mia O Hoogenboom and Andrew H Baird and Chao-yang Kuo and Joshua S. Madin and Terry P Hughes},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2018},
  volume={115 12},
  pages={
          3084-3089
        }
}
Corals are major contributors to a range of key ecosystem functions on tropical reefs, including calcification, photosynthesis, nutrient cycling, and the provision of habitat structure. The abundance of corals is declining at multiple scales, and the species composition of assemblages is responding to escalating human pressures, including anthropogenic global warming. An urgent challenge is to understand the functional consequences of these shifts in abundance and composition in different… CONTINUE READING
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