Confronting the coral reef crisis

  title={Confronting the coral reef crisis},
  author={D. Bellwood and T. Hughes and C. Folke and M. Nystr{\"o}m},
  • D. Bellwood, T. Hughes, +1 author M. Nyström
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Geography
  • Nature
  • 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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