The functional diversity and redundancy of corals

  title={The functional diversity and redundancy of corals},
  author={Mike McWilliam},
Corals are major contributors to a range of key ecosystem functions on tropical reefs, including calcification, photosynthesis, nutrient cycling and the provision of habitat structure. The abundance of corals is declining at local and regional scales, and the species composition of assemblages is responding to escalating human pressures, including anthropogenic global warming. An urgent challenge is to understand the functional consequences of these shifts in abundance and composition in… CONTINUE READING

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