ThesisZimmermann, SigfridoScleractinian abundance has declined over the last few decades on most coral reefs. This reduction in scleractinian cover is associated with multiple types of disturbances including outbreaks of predators and diseases, mass coral bleaching, storms and . . .
ArticleComeau, SteeveThere are concerns about the future of coral reefs in the face of ocean acidification and warming, and although studies of these phenomena have advanced quickly, efforts have focused on pieces of the puzzle rather than integrating them to evaluate eco . . .
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 . . .