New Perspectives on Ecological Mechanisms Affecting Coral Recruitment on Reefs

@inproceedings{RitsonWilliams2011NewPO,
  title={New Perspectives on Ecological Mechanisms Affecting Coral Recruitment on Reefs},
  author={Raphael Ritson-Williams and Suzanne N. Arnold and Nicole D. Fogarty and Robert S Steneck and Mark J. A. Vermeij and Valerie J Paul},
  year={2011}
}
Coral mortality has increased in recent decades, making coral recruitment more important than ever in sustaining coral reef ecosystems and contributing to their resilience. This review summarizes existing information on ecological factors affecting scleractinian coral recruitment. Successful recruitment requires the survival of coral offspring through sequential life history stages. Larval availability, successful settlement, and post-settlement survival and growth are all necessary for the… CONTINUE READING
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