[Coral-List] New observational paper on regional eutrophication in the Caribbean
Dr Stuart P Wynne
stuart at stuartwynne.co.uk
Fri Dec 22 04:55:57 EST 2017
Thanks for your responses to my paper, both on the list and privately by
email. Just to clarify I should point out that the paper was largely
written during 2014/2015 as part of my PhD thesis and so the important
'Vicious Circle' paper by Pawlik et al (2016) was unfortunately missed.
I did however note the role of African dust in terms of pathogen
transport, so Gene, you were not completely overlooked! The iron
limitation hypothesis I feel is a very important one, and could explain
the point raised by Curt about the Coral Triangle.
Maybe it is time for someone to take on the challenge of incorporating
all of this into a new synergy paper. I find that all too often the
demise of corals in the Caribbean is blamed on climate change and
bleaching events, and while I recognise their role, I feel there is a
much deeper problem out there that needs representing.
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