Are US coral reefs on the slippery slope to slime?

Pandolfi, J. M., Jackson, J. B. C., Baron, N., Bradbury, R. H., Guzman, H. M., Hughes, T. P., Kappel, C. V., Micheli, F., Ogden, J. C., Possingham, H. P. and Sala, E. (2005) Are US coral reefs on the slippery slope to slime?. Science, 307 5716: 1725-1726. doi:10.1126/science.1104258


Author Pandolfi, J. M.
Jackson, J. B. C.
Baron, N.
Bradbury, R. H.
Guzman, H. M.
Hughes, T. P.
Kappel, C. V.
Micheli, F.
Ogden, J. C.
Possingham, H. P.
Sala, E.
Title Are US coral reefs on the slippery slope to slime?
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
1095-9203
Publication date 2005-03-18
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.1104258
Volume 307
Issue 5716
Start page 1725
End page 1726
Total pages 2
Place of publication Washington, D.C
Publisher American Association for the Advancement Science
Language eng
Subject C1
770306 Integrated (ecosystem) assessment and management
270702 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Abstract Conservation of U.S. coral reefs has been sidetracked by the partial implementation of management plans without clearly achievable goals. Historical ecology reveals global patterns of coral reef degradation that provide a framework for reversing reef decline with ecologically meaningful metrics for success. The authors of this Policy Forum urge action now to address multiple threats simultaneously, because the harmful effects of stressors like overfishing, pollution, poor land-use practices, and global warming are interdependent. Prompt implementation of proven, practical solutions would lead to both short- and long-term benefits, including the return of keystone species and the economic benefits they entail.
Keyword Ecology
Resilience
Ecosystems
Coral Reef
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Q-Index Code C1

 
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