Climate Change, Human Impacts, and the Resilience of Coral Reefs

  title={Climate Change, Human Impacts, and the Resilience of Coral Reefs},
  author={T. P. Hughes and A. Baird and D. Bellwood and M. Card and S. Connolly and C. Folke and R. Grosberg and O. Hoegh-Guldberg and J. B. Jackson and J. Kleypas and J. Lough and P. Marshall and M. Nystr{\"o}m and S. Palumbi and J. Pandolfi and B. Rosen and J. Roughgarden},
  pages={929 - 933}
  • T. P. Hughes, A. Baird, +14 authors J. Roughgarden
  • Published 2003
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • The diversity, frequency, and scale of human impacts on coral reefs are increasing to the extent that reefs are threatened globally. Projected increases in carbon dioxide and temperature over the next 50 years exceed the conditions under which coral reefs have flourished over the past half-million years. However, reefs will change rather than disappear entirely, with some species already showing far greater tolerance to climate change and coral bleaching than others. International integration… CONTINUE READING
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