Climate change, human impacts, and the resilience of coral reefs

Hughes, T. E., Baird, A. H., Bellwood, D. R., Card, M., Connolly, S. R., Folke, C., Grosberg, R., Hoegh-Guldberg, I. O., Jackson, J.R., Kleypas, J, Lough, J. M., Marshall, P., Nystrom, M., Palumbi, S. R., Pandolfi, J. M., Rosen, B. and Roughgarden, J. (2003) Climate change, human impacts, and the resilience of coral reefs. Science, 301 5635: 929-933. doi:10.1126/science.1085046

Author Hughes, T. E.
Baird, A. H.
Bellwood, D. R.
Card, M.
Connolly, S. R.
Folke, C.
Grosberg, R.
Hoegh-Guldberg, I. O.
Jackson, J.R.
Kleypas, J
Lough, J. M.
Marshall, P.
Nystrom, M.
Palumbi, S. R.
Pandolfi, J. M.
Rosen, B.
Roughgarden, J.
Title Climate change, human impacts, and the resilience of coral reefs
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2003-01-01
Year available 2003
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1126/science.1085046
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 301
Issue 5635
Start page 929
End page 933
Total pages 5
Editor Donald Kennedy
Place of publication Washington, USA
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Language eng
Subject C1
260602 Climatology (incl. Palaeoclimatology)
770305 Oceanic processes (excl. climate related)
050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Abstract The diversity, frequency, and scale of human impacts on coral reefs are increasing to the extent that reefs are threatened globally. Projected increases in carbon dioxide and temperature over the next 50 years exceed the conditions under which coral reefs have flourished over the past half-million years. However, reefs will change rather than disappear entirely, with some species already showing far greater tolerance to climate change and coral bleaching than others. International integration of management strategies that support reef resilience need to be vigorously implemented, and complemented by strong policy decisions to reduce the rate of global warming.
Keyword Great Barrier Reef
Marine Reserves
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
Ecology Centre Publications
Centre for Marine Studies Publications
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