[Coral-List] Recent paper about land-based source pollution impacts in Acropora palmata
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Tue Aug 5 11:00:11 EDT 2014
Greetings! Just a quick notice to inform you of our recent publication regarding the impacts of land-based source pollution on remnant populations of threatened Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Aspects such as eutrophication and sewage pollution are addressed in the context of how much chronic pollution interferes with the natural ability of corals to bounce back from disturbance and sea surface warming trends.
It is an open access paper, so you can download it directly from the link below.
Unsustainable Land-Based Source Pollution in a Climate of Change: A Roadblock to the
Conservation and Recovery of Elkhorn Coral Acropora palmata (Lamarck
Unsustainable Land-Based Source Pollution in a Climate of Change: A Roadblock to the Conservatio...
Chronic eutrophication and turbidity are critical detrimental factors impacting coral reef ecosystems, adversely affecting their ecological functions,
services, benefits, and resilience across multiple spatial scales and
over prolonged periods of time. Inadequate land...
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Best regards and enjoy!
Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado, Ph.D.
University of Puerto Rico
Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Coral Reef Research Group
P.O. Box 23360
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3360
Tel (787) 764-0000, x-2009
Fax (787) 764-2610
e-mail: coral_giac at yahoo.com
edwin.hernandez13 at upr.edu
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