Global assessment of coral bleaching and required rates of adaptation under climate change

  title={Global assessment of coral bleaching and required rates of adaptation under climate change},
  author={Simon D. Donner and William J. Skirving and Christopher M. Little and Michael Oppenheimer and Ove Hoegh‐Guldberg},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
Elevated ocean temperatures can cause coral bleaching, the loss of colour from reef‐building corals because of a breakdown of the symbiosis with the dinoflagellate Symbiodinium. Recent studies have warned that global climate change could increase the frequency of coral bleaching and threaten the long‐term viability of coral reefs. These assertions are based on projecting the coarse output from atmosphere–ocean general circulation models (GCMs) to the local conditions around representative coral… 
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