[Coral-List] New publication and thoughts on refugia

Sean Beckwith stbeckwith at mail.usf.edu
Mon May 20 15:13:32 UTC 2019

Dear Coral List,

I'd like to make you aware of a recently published article in which we
demonstrate a model that uses calcium end-members to highlight
calcification potential at the regional or subregional scale.

Link to open-access publication: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00169

The model applies to brackish coastal waters where shellfish and other
polyhaline and euryhaline species live, including some corals.

In the paper, we also touch on the idea of refugia, particularly for
low-salinity tolerant calcifying organisms, but the concept of refugia can
apply to most, if not all, ecosystems. In addition to the many coral
restoration efforts (or in conjunction with), is there any drive to map
specific locations of coral habitats that exhibit resistance to stressors
like warming, deoxygenation, acidification, pollution, and disease?  I
welcome any feedback.


*Sean Beckwith, M.S.*
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University of South Florida - *College of Marine Science*
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