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One-third of reef-building corals face elevated extinction risk from climate change and local impacts.

Abstract:

The conservation status of 845 zooxanthellate reef-building coral species was assessed by using International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Criteria. Of the 704 species that could be assigned conservation status, 32.8% are in categories with elevated risk of extinction. Declines in abundance are associated with bleaching and diseases driven by elevated sea surface temperatures, with extinction risk further exacerbated by local-scale anthropogenic disturbances. The proportion of co...

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10.1126/science.1159196

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Carpenter, KE More by this author
Aronson, RB More by this author
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
321
Issue:
5888
Pages:
560-563
Publication date:
2008-07-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:62958c5d-2e93-4dce-b73b-db7a48b38440
Source identifiers:
244663
Local pid:
pubs:244663

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