[Coral-List] pCO2-driven reef demise

Scott Wooldridge S.Wooldridge at aims.gov.au
Sat Dec 3 20:42:55 EST 2011

For those who are pleased to conceive of ideas beyond prevailing paradigms, I offer a new hypothesis for understanding the modern demise of the coral-Symbiodinium symbiosis and the reefs they construct:
Wooldridge (2011) A hypothesis linking sub-optimal seawater pCO2 conditions for cnidarian-Symbiodinium symbioses with the exceedence of the interglacial threshold (> 260 ppmv) Biogeosciences Discuss., 8, 11215-11253.

Background concepts are provided in an earlier manuscript:
Wooldridge (2010) Is the coral-algal symbiosis really ‘mutually beneficial’ for the partners? Bioessays 32:615-625

Scott Wooldridge

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