Megacity development and the demise of coastal coral communities: Evidence from coral skeleton δ15N records in the Pearl River estuary

@article{Duprey2019MegacityDA,
  title={Megacity development and the demise of coastal coral communities: Evidence from coral skeleton $\delta$15N records in the Pearl River estuary},
  author={Nicolas N. Duprey and Tony X. Wang and Taihun Kim and Jonathan D. Cybulski and Hubert B. Vonhof and Paul J. Crutzen and Gerald H. Haug and Daniel M. Sigman and Alfredo Mart{\'i}nez‐Garc{\'i}a and David M. Baker},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={26},
  pages={1338 - 1353}
}
Historical coral skeleton (CS) δ18O and δ15N records were produced from samples recovered from sedimentary deposits, held in natural history museum collections, and cored into modern coral heads. These records were used to assess the influence of global warming and regional eutrophication, respectively, on the decline of coastal coral communities following the development of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) megacity, China. We find that, until 2007, ocean warming was not a major threat to coral… 
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