In-Situ Effects of Simulated Overfishing and Eutrophication on Benthic Coral Reef Algae Growth, Succession, and Composition in the Central Red Sea.

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Christian Jessen ; Cornelia Roder ; Javier Felipe Villa Lizcano ; Christian R Voolstra ; Christian Wild
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 8, issue 6 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3686771, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066992
  • Subject: Research Article | Marine Monitoring | Algae | Fisheries Science | Marine Biology | Ecology | Plant-Environment Interactions | Plants | Marine Conservation | Phycology | Plant Science | Biology | Coastal Ecology | Corals | Marine Environments | Community Ecology | Plant Ecology | Ecological Environments | Medicine | Marine Ecology | Biogeochemistry | Q | R | Coral Reefs | Science | Conservation Science
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Overfishing and land-derived eutrophication are major local threats to coral reefs and may affect benthic communities, moving them from coral dominated reefs to algal dominated ones. The Central Red Sea is a highly under-investigated area, where healthy coral reefs are ... View more
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