[Coral-List] Webinar: Management and evolution give hope to coral reefs facing the effects of climate change

Madhavi Colton mcolton at coral.org
Mon Jul 15 21:56:43 UTC 2019

Hello Coral List,

I'm pleased to invite you to the following webinar:

*Title: *Management and evolution give hope to coral reefs facing the
effects of climate change
*Presented by*: Madhavi Colton of the Coral Reef Alliance and Tim Walsworth
of Utah State University
*Date/Time*: Thursday, August 1, 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm UTC
*Description*: A new study just published in *Nature Climate Change* shows
that management that takes evolution and adaptation into account can help
rescue coral reefs from the effects of climate change. The results indicate
that managing reefs to facilitate evolution today and in the future can
enhance their prospects for long-term survival. Key to successful evolution
is management that improves local conditions for reefs by effectively
reducing local stressors, such as overfishing and water pollution. Contrary
to approaches that are popular today, such as focusing protection on reefs
in cooler water, the study shows that protecting diverse reef habitat types
across a spectrum of ocean conditions is key to helping corals adapt to
climate change. This means creating managed area networks that contain a
diversity of coral types and habitats and that effectively reduce local
stressors. You can read the paper online at https://go.nature.com/2J0e8XU
or download
it at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0518-5.
*Co-sponsors*: OCTO (OpenChannels, The Skimmer, MPA News) and the EBM Tools
Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe)
*Register*: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pJqz1gSQRYGuYvia1nVlHg

Kind regards,

Madhavi Colton, PhD
Program Director

Coral Reef Alliance
1330 Broadway, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
P: +1.510.370.0506
Skype: madhavi.colton

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