Coral Reefs

Known as: Coral Reef, Reef, Coral, Reefs, Coral 
Marine ridges composed of living CORALS, coral skeletons, calcareous algae, and other organisms, mixed with minerals and organic matter. They are… (More)
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Widespread declines among many coral reef fisheries have led scientists and managers to become increasingly concerned over the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Ocean acidification represents a key threat to coral reefs by reducing the calcification rate of framework builders. In addition… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
Many coral reefs worldwide have undergone phase shifts to alternate, degraded assemblages because of the combined effects of over… (More)
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Review
2003
Review
2003
The diversity, frequency, and scale of human impacts on coral reefs are increasing to the extent that reefs are threatened… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Degradation of coral reef ecosystems began centuries ago, but there is no global summary of the magnitude of change. We compiled… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
A coral reef represents the net accumulation of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) produced by corals and other calcifying organisms. If… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Surface current patterns were used to map dispersal routes of pelagic larvae from 18 coral reef sites in the Caribbean. The sites… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Many coral reefs have been degraded over the past two to three decades through a combination of human and natural disturbances… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
Unprecedented development along tropical shorelines is causing severe degradation of coral reefs primarily from increases in… (More)
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Highly Cited
1978
Highly Cited
1978
The commonly observed high diversity of trees in tropical rain forests and corals on tropical reefs is a nonequilibrium state… (More)
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