Coral identity underpins architectural complexity on Caribbean reefs.

@article{AlvarezFilip2011CoralIU,
  title={Coral identity underpins architectural complexity on Caribbean reefs.},
  author={Lorenzo Alvarez-Filip and Nicholas K Dulvy and Isabelle M. C{\^o}t{\'e} and Andrew R. Watkinson and Jennifer A. Gill},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={2223-31}
}
The architectural complexity of ecosystems can greatly influence their capacity to support biodiversity and deliver ecosystem services. Understanding the components underlying this complexity can aid the development of effective strategies for ecosystem conservation. Caribbean coral reefs support and protect millions of livelihoods, but recent anthropogenic change is shifting communities toward reefs dominated by stress-resistant coral species, which are often less architecturally complex. With… CONTINUE READING

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