Confronting the coral reef crisis

@article{Bellwood2004ConfrontingTC,
  title={Confronting the coral reef crisis},
  author={David R Bellwood and Terence P. Hughes and Carl S Folke and Magnus Nystr{\"o}m},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={429},
  pages={827-833}
}
The worldwide decline of coral reefs calls for an urgent reassessment of current management practices. Confronting large-scale crises requires a major scaling-up of management efforts based on an improved understanding of the ecological processes that underlie reef resilience. Managing for improved resilience, incorporating the role of human activity in shaping ecosystems, provides a basis for coping with uncertainty, future changes and ecological surprises. Here we review the ecological roles… CONTINUE READING
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