[Coral-List] Competition and resilience on reefs in 1925
hlasker at buffalo.edu
Fri Apr 26 16:38:55 UTC 2019
In searching for references to hurricane damage I discovered:
THE NATURAL DESTRUCTION OF A CORAL REEF.
By Charles Hedley, Scientific Director of the Great Barrier Reef
1925 Reports of the Great Barrier Reef Commission 1:25-40
The following quote from Hedley's report should remind us that many of
our ideas are not as new as we tend to think.
"The seaweeds and coral are antithetical to each other, the
weeds making the ground foul for coral by leaving to the corals
no clean gritty surface to perch upon, so that the coral will be
unable to regain this site while the weeds are in possession of it.
But the cycle will run its course; when the algal complex now in
possession dies down the corals will resume their heritage, as one
crop follows another. "
You can find the article at
Howard R. Lasker
Director, Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior
Professor, Department of Environment and Sustainability, Department of Geology
Graduate Program website: http://evolutionecologybehavior.buffalo.edu/
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