Repeated Thermal Stress, Shading, and Directional Selection in the Florida Reef Tract

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van Woesik, Robert; McCaffrey, Kelly R.;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Marine Science,volume 4 (issn: 2296-7745)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00182, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00182/full
  • Subject: Marine Science | corals | General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution | bleaching | directional selection | disease outbreaks | Q | QH1-199.5 | Science | climate change
    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | fungi | social sciences | technology, industry, and agriculture | geographic locations

Over the last three decades reef corals have been subjected to an unprecedented frequency and intensity of thermal-stress events, which have led to extensive coral bleaching, disease, and mortality. Over the next century, the climate is predicted to drive sea-surface te... View more
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