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Fatty Corals Fare Better as Climate Changes

Started by Reef Resilience Program in Interesting News or Topic. Last reply by Rod Salm Jul 14. 1 Reply

Hi Network,We wanted to bring a recent finding to your attention! A new study of Caribbean corals has found that fatty corals that are more flexible about which algae they pair with fare better as climate changes.  Implications for management: Does…Continue

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Ask the Expert: Ocean Acidification with Dr. Lizzie Mcleod

Started by Elizabeth Mcleod in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Sam Teicher Apr 17. 4 Replies

Hi,I’m Lizzie McLeod, a Climate Adaptation Scientist with The Nature Conservancy. My research focuses on assessing climate change impacts in tropical marine systems, including ocean acidification (OA).  I’m particularly interested in how coral reef…Continue

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Maldives corals show signs of heat stress adaptation

Started by Rod Salm in Resilience Program Notification Apr 10. 0 Replies

Hi allHere is a sentence form the abstract of a recent paper of coral studies in the Maldives (paper attached):"Acropora, Pocillopora, branching Porites, Montipora, Stylophora, and Alveopora, bleached less than predicted. This indicates…Continue

Ask the Expert Forum on Coral Reef Restoration with James Byrne

Started by James Byrne in Ask the Expert. Last reply by Yooosuf Rilwan Apr 5. 16 Replies

Hi, I'm James Byrne, and I'm the Marine Science Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy's  South Florida and Caribbean offices. Much of my time is spent on reef restoration work of Caribbean acroporid corals- in particular, I’m currently focusing…Continue

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Maldives corals show signs of heat stress adaptation

Hi allHere is a sentence form the abstract of a recent paper of coral studies in the Maldives (paper attached):"Acropora, Pocillopora, branching Porites, Montipora, Stylophora, and Alveopora, bleached less than predicted. This indicates variable-adaptation potentials among the taxa and considerable potential for ecological reorganization of the coral community."These are among the species that are more susceptible to coral bleaching, Seeing this kind of response, which mirrors what I recorded in 2011 in the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia is very encouraging. It demonstrates that positive change can happen and how little we are able to say with any certainty where coral reefs are headed in the future. The key clearly is to manage reefs as effectively as possible to reduce the levels of stress they suffer and thus position them to achieve greater resilience and ability to recover.Keep your eyes wide open as the threat of a major El Nino continues to advance, get your baseline…See More
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Ask the Expert: Ocean Acidification with Dr. Lizzie Mcleod

Hi,I’m Lizzie McLeod, a Climate Adaptation Scientist with The Nature Conservancy. My research focuses on assessing climate change impacts in tropical marine systems, including ocean acidification (OA).  I’m particularly interested in how coral reef managers can build the resilience of their reef systems to help them cope with climate change. Are you concerned about how changing ocean chemistry might affect your site? Have you implemented any strategies to deal with ocean acidification? If you have any questions about OA, managing impacts, or what to expect as OA increases globally, I’d love to talk with you! Thanks so much, LizzieSee More
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Hi,I’m Lizzie McLeod, a Climate Adaptation Scientist with The Nature Conservancy. My research focuses on assessing climate change impacts in tropical marine systems, including ocean acidification (OA).  I’m particularly interested in how coral reef managers can build the resilience of their reef systems to help them cope with climate change. Are you concerned about how changing ocean chemistry might affect your site? Have you implemented any strategies to deal with ocean acidification? If you have any questions about OA, managing impacts, or what to expect as OA increases globally, I’d love to talk with you! Thanks so much, LizzieSee More
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Maldives corals show signs of heat stress adaptation

Hi allHere is a sentence form the abstract of a recent paper of coral studies in the Maldives (paper attached):"Acropora, Pocillopora, branching Porites, Montipora, Stylophora, and Alveopora, bleached less than predicted. This indicates variable-adaptation potentials among the taxa and considerable potential for ecological reorganization of the coral community."These are among the species that are more susceptible to coral bleaching, Seeing this kind of response, which mirrors what I recorded in 2011 in the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia is very encouraging. It demonstrates that positive change can happen and how little we are able to say with any certainty where coral reefs are headed in the future. The key clearly is to manage reefs as effectively as possible to reduce the levels of stress they suffer and thus position them to achieve greater resilience and ability to recover.Keep your eyes wide open as the threat of a major El Nino continues to advance, get your baseline…See More
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