Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Are corals riding ocean currents to exert climate change dominance over macroalgae?

Posted 06 Sep 2018 / 0

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Ocean currents and herbivory drive macroalgae-to-coral community shift under climate warming

What’s really interesting in this study is the interaction it discovered: climate change may change competitive dynamics, but it does so in the presence of other factors which also must be modeled in order to predict future competive outcomes.

If I didn’t think that kelp forests were so cool, I might feel some more of this good news for corals…

A Minor Post, Climate Change, Ecological Modeling, Marine Ecosystems, Modeling (General), Spatially Explicit Modeling

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