Ecological consequences of major hydrodynamic disturbances on coral reefs

@article{Madin2006EcologicalCO,
  title={Ecological consequences of major hydrodynamic disturbances on coral reefs},
  author={Joshua S. Madin and Sean R Connolly},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={444},
  pages={477-480}
}
A recent tsunami and an apparent increase in the frequency of severe tropical storms underscore the need to understand and predict the ecological consequences of major hydrodynamic disturbances. Reef corals provide the habitat structure that sustains the high biodiversity of tropical reefs, and thus provide the foundation for the ecosystem goods and services that are critical to many tropical societies. Here we integrate predictions from oceanographic models with engineering theory, to predict… CONTINUE READING

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