Prehistorical and historical declines in Caribbean coral reef accretion rates driven by loss of parrotfish

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Caribbean coral reefs have transformed into algal-dominated habitats over recent decades, but the mechanisms of change are unresolved due to a lack of quantitative ecological data before large-scale human impacts. To understand the role of reduced herbivory in recent coral declines, we produce a high-resolution 3,000 year record of reef accretion rate and… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14160

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@inproceedings{Cramer2017PrehistoricalAH, title={Prehistorical and historical declines in Caribbean coral reef accretion rates driven by loss of parrotfish}, author={Katie L. Cramer and Aaron O'Dea and Tara R. Clark and Jian-xin Zhao and Richard D Norris}, booktitle={Nature communications}, year={2017} }