Could Deforestation Trump Climate Change Impacts on Coral Reefs at Small Scales?

Madagascar sediments The flux of sediments to reefs begins in the uplands

A recently published article in Nature Communications uses a land-use modeling exercise to address how future deforestation interacts with climate change to affect sedimentation rates on coastal reefs in Madagascar.  In summary they find that while […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:03:46-05:00 June 6th, 2013|Categories: Climate Change, Global change, Haiti, pollution, Restoration|0 Comments

Coral Reef Resilience & Recovery in the Indian Ocean


While coral reefs are undoubtedly declining worldwide, a growing body of research on coral reefs is revealing that coral reef ecosystems can be remarkably resilient to the myriad anthropogenic agents that threaten them.  The few cases that show evidence of resilience are therefore incredibly important for understanding,  1) what factors […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:04:07-05:00 April 17th, 2013|Categories: Coral, Global change, marine protected areas, Overfishing, pollution|0 Comments