[Coral-List] rats damage coral reefs

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 08:39:02 EDT 2018

Nancy Knowlton: How rats wreak havoc on coral reefs (Nature cover photo:
"Booby trap")



original article: Seabirds enhance coral reef productivity and functioning
in absence of invasive rats.


Not open-access, note author contact link.

Cheers, Doug

Douglas Fenner
Contractor for NOAA NMFS Protected Species, and consultant
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

Online open-access field guide to 300 coral species in Chagos, Indian Ocean

By getting serious about limiting global warming, the world could save
itself more than $20 trillion.  (action would cost only a half trillion
over 30 years, a third the cost of the Iraq war, benefits would be 40 times
costs, that's a huge return on investment)

The cost of a warming climate

Climate costs  http://www.readcube.com/articles/10.1038/d41586-018-05219-5

Large potential reduction in economic damages under UN mitigation targets
(and 30% loss of world economy if the climate is allowed to warm by 4oC)

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