Disturbance gradients on inshore and offshore coral reefs caused by a severe tropical cyclone

@inproceedings{Fabricius2008DisturbanceGO,
  title={Disturbance gradients on inshore and offshore coral reefs caused by a severe tropical cyclone},
  author={Katharina E Fabricius and Glenn De’ath and Marjetta L. Puotinen and Terry J Done and Timothy F. Cooper and Scott C. Burgess},
  year={2008}
}
Tropical storms (cyclones, hurricanes, or typhoons) are the most severe form of mechanical disturbance of coral reefs. In 2005, severe tropical cyclone Ingrid crossed the far northern Great Barrier Reef, a region that had not been affected by a major disturbance for several decades, and where benthic data had been collected before the cyclone crossed. This storm provided a unique opportunity to improve understanding of the extent and type of damage inflicted on inshore and offshore coral reefs… CONTINUE READING

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