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Climate change, human impacts, and the resilience of coral reefs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12920289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diversity, frequency, and scale of human impacts on coral reefs are increasing to the extent that reefs are threatened globally. Projected increases in carbon dioxide and temperature over the next 50 years exceed the conditions under which coral reefs have flourished over the past half-million years. However, reefs will change rather than disappear entirely, with some species already showing far greater tolerance to climate change and coral bleaching than others. International integration of management strategies that support reef resilience need to be vigorously implemented, and complemented by strong policy decisions to reduce the rate of global warming.
T P Hughes; A H Baird; D R Bellwood; M Card; S R Connolly; C Folke; R Grosberg; O Hoegh-Guldberg; J B C Jackson; J Kleypas; J M Lough; P Marshall; M Nyström; S R Palumbi; J M Pandolfi; B Rosen; J Roughgarden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  301     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-15     Completed Date:  2003-09-08     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  929-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Biological*
Anthozoa / growth & development,  physiology*
Conservation of Natural Resources*
Greenhouse Effect
Comment In:
Science. 2003 Nov 28;302(5650):1502-4; author reply 1502-4   [PMID:  14645826 ]

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