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Ecological persistence interrupted in Caribbean coral reefs.
Ecol Lett. 2006 Jul; 9(7):818-26.EL

Abstract

The recent mass mortality of Caribbean reef corals dramatically altered reef community structure and begs the question of the past stability and persistence of coral assemblages before human disturbance began. We report within habitat stability in coral community composition in the Pleistocene fossil record of Barbados for at least 95,000 years despite marked variability in global sea level and climate. Results were consistent for surveys of both common and rare taxa. Comparison of Pleistocene and modern community structure shows that Recent human impacts have changed coral community structure in ways not observed in the preceding 220,000 years.

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Comparative Study
Letter

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16796572

Citation

Pandolfi, John M., and Jeremy B C. Jackson. "Ecological Persistence Interrupted in Caribbean Coral Reefs." Ecology Letters, vol. 9, no. 7, 2006, pp. 818-26.
Pandolfi JM, Jackson JB. Ecological persistence interrupted in Caribbean coral reefs. Ecol Lett. 2006;9(7):818-26.
Pandolfi, J. M., & Jackson, J. B. (2006). Ecological persistence interrupted in Caribbean coral reefs. Ecology Letters, 9(7), 818-26.
Pandolfi JM, Jackson JB. Ecological Persistence Interrupted in Caribbean Coral Reefs. Ecol Lett. 2006;9(7):818-26. PubMed PMID: 16796572.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ecological persistence interrupted in Caribbean coral reefs. AU - Pandolfi,John M, AU - Jackson,Jeremy B C, PY - 2006/6/27/pubmed PY - 2006/7/6/medline PY - 2006/6/27/entrez SP - 818 EP - 26 JF - Ecology letters JO - Ecol Lett VL - 9 IS - 7 N2 - The recent mass mortality of Caribbean reef corals dramatically altered reef community structure and begs the question of the past stability and persistence of coral assemblages before human disturbance began. We report within habitat stability in coral community composition in the Pleistocene fossil record of Barbados for at least 95,000 years despite marked variability in global sea level and climate. Results were consistent for surveys of both common and rare taxa. Comparison of Pleistocene and modern community structure shows that Recent human impacts have changed coral community structure in ways not observed in the preceding 220,000 years. SN - 1461-0248 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16796572/Ecological_persistence_interrupted_in_Caribbean_coral_reefs_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2006.00933.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -