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A framework for understanding climate change impacts on coral reef social-ecological systems

Cinner, J.E.; Pratchett, M.S.; Graham, Nicholas A.J.; Messmer, Vanessa; Fuentes, Mariana Menezes Prata Bezerra; Ainsworth, Tracy D.; Ban, Natalie; Bay, L.K.; Blythe, Jessica; Dissard, Delphine; Dunn, Simon; Fulton, Christopher; Mallela, Jennie-Ann


Corals and coral-associated species are highly vulnerable to the emerging effects of global climate change. The widespread degradation of coral reefs, which will be accelerated by climate change, jeopardizes the goods and services that tropical nations derive from reef ecosystems. However, climate change impacts to reef social–ecological systems can also be bi-directional.For example, some climate impacts, such as storms and sea level rise, can directly impact societies, with repercussions for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Regional Environmental Change
DOI: 10.1007/s10113-015-0832-z


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