Risk‐sensitive planning for conserving coral reefs under rapid climate change


Hawthorne L. Beyer, Emma V. Kennedy, Maria Beger, Chaolun Allen Chen, Joshua E. Cinner, Emily S. Darling, C. Mark Eakin, Ruth D. Gates, Scott F. Heron, Nancy Knowlton, David O. Obura, Stephen R. Palumbi, Hugh P. Possingham, Marji Puotinen, Rebecca K. Runting, William J. Skirving, Mark Spalding, Kerrie A. Wilson, Sally Wood, John E. Veron, Ove Hoegh‐Guldberg

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Beyer H.L. et al. "Risk‐sensitive planning for conserving coral reefs under rapid climate change." Conservation Letters. 2018; 11:e12587. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12587.


A new study published in Conservation Letters identifies reefs globally that have the potential to survive the growing threat of climate change and to help revive degraded marine ecosystems if they are protected from other threats. Currently, coral reef ecosystems around the globe face near total loss by 2050. As climate change becomes the largest threat to the survival of reefs around the world, those identified in this coral reef climate-risk study point to areas where conservation efforts may have the greatest chance of succeeding over the long term.

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