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Coral Reefs Can Adapt to Climate Change
Coral reefs are threaten by climate change, in addition to other major stressors. But our research suggests that with proper management and strategy, evolution can help corals adapt to the planet’s rising temperatures.
[Abstract]Participation and patrols promote sustainable fisheries in the Mesoamerican Reef Region.
Here we present a case study of Los Micos Lagoon, a coastal lagoon responsible for seeding fish biomass in sites with some of the highest live coral cover in the Mesoamerican Region, the Tela Bay (Honduras) reefs.… Continue Reading →
[Abstract] Can the Allen Coral Atlas indicate adaptive capacity of coral reefs?
We explore the extent to which habitat complexity, as detected by the Atlas, can inform adaptive capacity. Beta-diversity is a common index used to assess environmental heterogeneity within natural systems, indicating the change in species/habitat composition across a landscape.… Continue Reading →
[Abstract] A global review of coral bleaching field surveys methods
In this study, we helped address this gap by comprehensively reviewing coral bleaching field survey methods as a first step for global ground-truthing of the Allen Coral Atlas (the Atlas) satellite-based bleaching monitoring tool. To do this, we implemented both qualitative and quantitative approaches to assess the most commonly applied survey methods in published literature… Continue Reading →