Reports and papers
Bleaching and Related Ecological Factors: CRTR Working Group Findings 2004-2009 - (PDF - 3.5mb)
This report includes background information, research outcomes, management implications and contributions to policy development.
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Climate change: It’s now or never to save coral reefs - (PDF - 434kb)
This CRTR advisory paper explains the consequences of rapid increases in global temperatures and atmospheric CO2 forecast this century will have on coral reefs, and the actions required from world leaders, policy makers and reef managers.
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Coral Bleaching & Local Ecological Responses
A CRTR research update details the work of the Bleaching Working Group, their progress findings, and available tools for management.
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Coral Triangle & climate change: Ecosystems, people & societies at risk
A report from the WWF and University of Queensland details information on the climate, biology, economics and social dynamics of the Coral Triangle. It includes actions and policy steps required to avert the impending regional crisis.
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Coral reefs under rapid climate change and ocean acidification
O. Hoegh-Guldberg, P. J. Mumby, A. J. Hooten, R. S. Steneck, P. Greenfield, E. Gomez, C.D. Harvell, P. F. Sale, A. J. Edwards,9 K. Caldeira,10 N. Knowlton, C. M. Eakin,. R. Iglesias-Prieto, N. Muthiga, R. H. Bradbury, A. Dubi, M. E. Hatziolos. DOI: 10.1126/science.1152509, 1737 (2007); 318 Science
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Phase Shifts, Herbivory, and the Resilience of Coral Reefs to Climate Change Terence
P. Hughes, M. J. Rodrigues, D.R. Bellwood, D. Ceccarelli, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, L. McCook, N. Moltschaniwskyj, M.S. Pratchett, R.S. Steneck and B, Willis. Current Biology 17, 360–365, February 20, 2007
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Regional Decline of Coral Cover in the Indo-Pacific: Timing, Extent, and Subregional
Comparisons John F. Bruno and Elizabeth R. Selig PLoS ONE 2(8):
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