[Coral-List] Is any reef "remote?"

Arias Gonzalez Jesus Ernesto earias at cinvestav.mx
Wed May 17 11:40:34 EDT 2017

Hi All

Our paper out just some weeks ago and is a contribution of how local actions can impact coral reefs, over all in Mesoamerican Reefs

Arias-González JE, Fung T, Seymour RM, Garza-Pérez JR, Acosta-González G, Bozec Y-M, et al. (2017) A coral-algal phase shift in Mesoamerica not driven by changes in herbivorous fish abundance. PLoS ONE 12(4): e0174855. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174855

Best wishes


Jesús Ernesto Arias-González
Laboratorio de Ecología de Ecosistemas de Arrecifes Coralinos (LEEAC)
Departamento de Recursos del Mar
Centro de Investigación y Estudios
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Antigua Carretera a Progreso km 6, C.P. 97310,  Mérida, Yucatán,
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El 16/05/2017, a las 14:24, Risk, Michael <riskmj at mcmaster.ca<mailto:riskmj at mcmaster.ca>> escribió:

  On the contrary. In previous posts, I have said that we need to focus on the
  local,  because  we  have some control over that (active tourism works
  wonders). If, for example, we project Gardner's curve/trend into the future,
  and use Florida as an example, we can see that the world's reefs will all
  have (vast majority) been dead decades before the oceans reach their thermal
  limit. Think globally, act locally..
  You are an American-I will put it to you like this. Do you think you would
  have more success convincing your friends and neighbours to check out the
  sewage disposal systems of any proposed holiday resorts, or convincing your
  country to give up fossil fuels?
  One is possible, and will produce results. The other...ins'allah.

  From: Dennis Hubbard [dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu<mailto:dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu>]
  Sent: May 16, 2017 2:10 PM
  To: Risk, Michael
  Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov<mailto:coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
  Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Is any reef "remote?"
  Just to play devil's advocate (as someone who thinks of myself as  largely a
  "climate scientist"), does anyone think that we need to just give up on all
  locally based management and focus on emissions because, "unless we change
  that, nothing else matters"?
  On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 9:15 AM, Risk, Michael <[1]riskmj at mcmaster..ca>

       For those of you who may still harbour the belief that there are reefs
       isolated from human impacts:
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  Dennis Hubbard
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  (440) 775-8346
   "When you get on the wrong train.... every stop is the wrong stop"
   Benjamin Stein: "Ludes, A Ballad of the Drug and the Dream"


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