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Ecosystem resilience and threshold response in the Galapagos coastal zone.

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BACKGROUND: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a conservative estimate on rates of sea-level rise of 3.8 mm yr(-1) at the end of the 21(st) century, which may have a detrimental effect on ecologically important mangrove ecosystems. Understanding factors influencing the long-term resilience of these communities is critical but poorly understood. We investigate ecological resilience in a coastal mangrove community from the Galápagos Islands over the last 2700 years u...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0022376

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Biodiversity Institute at the Oxford Martin School
Department:
Mathematical,Physical and Life Sciences Division - Zoology
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Institution:
Swansea University
Research group:
Biodiversity Institute at the Oxford Martin School
Department:
Department of Geography
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Biodiversity Institute at the Oxford Martin School
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
7
Pages:
e22376
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
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uuid:66421021-f85e-402d-a8ce-b90ff557580c
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209268
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pubs:209268

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