Ocean acidification impacts on coral reefs: From sciences to solutions

  title={Ocean acidification impacts on coral reefs: From sciences to solutions},
  author={Denis Allemand and David I. Osborn},
  journal={Regional Studies in Marine Science},

The World Coral Conservatory (WCC): A Noah's ark for corals to support survival of reef ecosystems

This work proposes to build a “Noah's Ark” biological repository for corals that taps into the network of the world’s public aquaria and coral reef scientists to provide a global dimension to coral reef education and protection.

Assessment of coral-reef ecosystem services in West Buleleng Conservation Zone, Bali, Indonesia

Bali provides many potential coral-reef ecosystems as part of the coral triangle, such as the one in the Buleleng Regency. Coral reefs are essential ecosystems for the development of both regions and

Coral Reef Ecosystem

  • S. B. Shah
  • Environmental Science
    Heavy Metals in Scleractinian Corals
  • 2021
A highly complex mutualistic symbiosis exists between the coral polyp and the single celled algae (zooxanthellae) Symbiodinium spp, thus forming the trophic and structural foundation of coral reef ecosystem.

Assessing long-term coral reef degradation in Indonesia’s Tiworo strait marine conservation area using remote sensing and rapid appraisal for fisheries approaches

In Indonesia, the coral reef ecosystem in the Tiworo Strait Conservation Area (TSCA) faces various threats of natural and anthropogenic stressors that can damage the coral reef ecosystem's role and

Bridging the gap between coastal engineering and nature conservation?

Under the umbrella term of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) fall measures from a wide range of disciplines. With regard to coastal protection, coastal ecosystems represent possible and promising NbS to

Assemblage Structure and Seasonality of Mesophotic Phytoplankton of Corales de Profundidad National Natural Park, Colombian Caribbean

Abstract Phytoplankton samples were taken at mesophothic depths (30–150 m) over the Frijol Bank seamount inside the Corales de Profundidad National Natural Park during the dry and rainy seasons.

Stress Resistance and Adaptation of the Aquatic Invasive Species Tubastraea Coccinea (Lesson, 1829) to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

A great number of studies published on long-term ocean warming and increased acidification have forecasted changes in regional biodiversity preempted by aquatic invasive species (AIS). The present

Coral habitat mapping: a comparison between maximum likelihood, Bayesian and Dempster–Shafer classifiers

Abstract This study deals with the mixed-pixel problem of detecting benthic habitat class membership and evaluates two soft classifiers for coral habitat mapping on Lang Tengah island (Malaysia). A

Heavy Metals in Scleractinian Corals

Heavymetals are the natural constituents of theEarth’s crust, found in very low concentrations; however, human activities such as industrial waste discharges, agricultural practices, coastal



People and the changing nature of coral reefs


All marine ecosystems are being degraded by human activities. Destructive impacts include over-fishing, introduction of exotic species and parasites, new emerging diseases, chemicals with negative

A coral reef refuge in the Red Sea

It is suggested that the Gulf of Aqaba (GoA) (Red Sea) may serve as a reef refugium due to a unique suite of environmental conditions, and millennia of natural selection have selected coral genotypes that are less susceptible to thermal stress in the northern Red Sea, delaying bleaching events in the GoA by at least a century.

The economics of worldwide coral reef degradation

Coral reefs are an incredibly valuable ecosystem. Not only are they very important for nature, but they represent a very high value for humankind, supporting millions of people whose lives depend

World atlas of coral reefs

Coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world, host to an extraordinary variety of marine plants and animals. They are also one of the world's most fragile and endangered

Coral bleaching, reef fish community phase shifts and the resilience of coral reefs

The 1998 global coral bleaching event was the largest recorded historical disturbance of coral reefs and resulted in extensive habitat loss. Annual censuses of reef fish community structure over a

Building coral reef resilience through assisted evolution

The risks and benefits of the improvement of natural and commercial stocks in noncoral reef systems are reviewed and a series of experiments are advocated to determine the feasibility of developing coral stocks with enhanced stress tolerance through the acceleration of naturally occurring processes, an approach known as (human)-assisted evolution.

Global warming transforms coral reef assemblages

This study bridges the gap between the theory and practice of assessing the risk of ecosystem collapse, under the emerging framework for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Ecosystems, by rigorously defining both the initial and collapsed states, identifying the major driver of change, and establishing quantitative collapse thresholds.