Shifting Baselines, Local Impacts, and Global Change on Coral Reefs

Knowlton, Nancy; Jackson, Jeremy B.C.
February 2008
PLoS Biology;Feb2008, Vol. 6 Issue 2, pe54
Academic Journal
The striking health of remote coral reefs provides clear evidence that protection from local overfishing and pollution can help mitigate the impacts of global warming.


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