ArticleEdmunds, Peter J.The decline in abundance of scleractinian corals over the past three decades in the Caribbean has raised the possibility that other important benthic taxa, such as octocorals, are also changing in abundance. We used photoquadrats taken over 20 yr from . . .
ThesisAn ecological and physiological assessment of tropical coral reef responses to past and projected disturbancesLenz, Elizabeth AnnTropical reef structure and topographical complexity is a product of coral morphology, which greatly enhances biodiversity, ecological function, and ecosystem services. However, reef-building corals have declined in cover by 50-80% in response to the . . .
ArticleBranches and plates of the morphologically plastic coral Porites rus are insensitive to ocean acidification and warmingEdmunds, Peter J.This study tested the hypothesis that intraspecific morphological plasticity within a scleractinian coral elicits differential responses to elevated PCO2 and temperature. In Mo'orea, French Polynesia, two short-term laboratory experiments (21 and 14 d . . .