[Coral-List] New paper on reefs and climate change by Ortiz et al

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Wed Nov 26 17:37:55 EST 2014

I just saw an excellent new paper on coral reefs and climate change. It
looks like reducing emissions will only modestly benefit Caribbean reefs,
and only after about 60 years or so. Pacific reefs may benefit sooner, and
they may be more likely to survive than previously thought, depending on
growth forms of corals.  The simulations are based on individual-based
(agent-based) models of coral patches - a good example of applying a
bottom-up modelling approach in empirically-driven simulations. 


Juan Carlos Ortiz, Yves-Marie Bozec, Nicholas H. Wolff, Christopher
Doropoulos and Peter J. Mumby (2014) Global disparity in the ecological
benefits of reducing carbon emissions for coral reefs. Nature Climate Change
4:1090-1094. Online 10 November 2014. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2439






John W. McManus, PhD

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Professor, Marine Biology and Ecology

Coral Reef Ecology and Management Lab (CREM Lab)

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)

University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, 33149

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