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Anthony, KRN and SR Connolly. 2004. Environmental limits to growth: physiological niche boundaries of corals along turbidity-light gradients. Oecologia 141:373-384.

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Anthony, KRN and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. 2003. Variation in coral photoshynthesis, respiration and growth characteristics in contrasting light microhabitats: an analogue to plants in forest gaps and understoreys? Functional Ecology 17(2):246-259.

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Baird, AH and TP Hughes. 2000. Competitive dominance by tabular corals: an experimental analysis of recruitment and survival of understorey assemblages. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 251(1):117-132.

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Baird, AH, R. C. Babcock and C. P. Mundy. 2003. Habitat selection by larvae influences the depth distribution of six common coral species. Marine Ecology Progress Series 252:289-293.

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Baker, AC. 2002. Ecology (Communication arising): Is coral bleaching really adaptive? Nature 415(6872):602.

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Bayer, F. M. 2001. Octocoral Research -- Past, Present and Future. Atoll Research Bulletin 494(5).

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Beger, M, GP Jones, and PL Munday. 2003. Conservation of coral reef biodiversity: a comparison of reserve selection procedures for corals and fishes. Biological Conservation 111:53-62.

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Bellwood, DR, AS Hoey, and JH Choat. 2003. Limited functional redundancy in high diversity systems: resilience and ecosystem function on coral reefs. Ecology Letters 6:281-285.

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Bellwood, DR and TP Hughes. 2001. Regional-scale assembly rules and biodiversity of coral reefs. Science 292:1532-1534.

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Bellwood, DR, TP Hughes, C Folke, and M Nyström. 2004. Confronting the coral reef crisis. Nature 429:827-833.

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Carpenter, K. E., M. Abrar, G. Aeby, R. B. Aronson, S. Banks, A. Bruckner, A. Chiriboga, J. Cortés, J. C. Delbeek, L. DeVantier, G. J. Edgar, A. J. Edwards, D. Fenner, H. M. Guzmán, B. W. Hoeksema, G. Hodgson, O. Johan, W. Y. Licuanan, S. R. Livingstone, E. R. Lovell, J. A. Moore, D. O. Obura,D. Ochaillo, B. A. Polidoro, W. F. Precht, M. C. Quibilan, C. Roboton, Z. T. Richards, A.  D. Rogers, J. Sanciangco, A. Sheppard, C. Sheppard, J. Smith, S. Stuart, E. Turak, J. E. N. Veron, C. Wallace, E. Weil, and E. Wood. 2008. One-third of reef-building corals face elevated extinction risk from climate change and local impacts. Science 321:560-563.

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Chang, Y. C., F. W. Hong and M. T. Lee. 2008. A system dynamic based DSS for sustainable coral reef management in Kenting coastal zone, Taiwan. Ecological Modelling 211:153-168.

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Connell, J. H. 1978. Diversity in tropical rain forests and coral reefs. Science 1999(4335): 1302-1310.

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Diaz-Pulido, G and LJ McCook. 2002. The fate of bleached corals: patterns and dynamics of algal recruitment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 232:115-128.

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Dullo, W-C. 2005. Coral growth and reef growth: a brief review. Facies 51(1-4): 33-48.

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Dulvy, N. K., R. P. Freckleton and N. V. C. Polunin. 2004. Coral reef cascades and the indirect effects of predator removal by exploitation. Ecology Letters 7(5): 410-416.

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Fagoonee, I, HB Wilson, MP Hassell, JR Turner. 1999. The dynamics of zooxanthellae populations: a long-term study in the field. Science 283: 843-845.

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Gates, RD and PJ Edmunds. 1999. The physiological mechanisms of acclimatization in tropical reef corals. American Zoologist 39(1): 30-43.

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Goreau, T, T McClanahan, R Hayes, and A Strong. 2000. Conservation of coral reefs after the 1998 global bleaching event. Conservation Biology 14(1): 5-15.

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Graham, NAJ, SK Wilson, S Jennings, NVC Polunin, JP Bijoux, and J Robinson. 2006. Dynamic fragility of oceanic coral reef ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(22): 8425-8439.

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Hoegh-Guldberg, RJ Jones, S Ward, and WK Loh. 2002. Ecology (Communication arising): Is coral bleaching really adaptive? Nature 415(6872):601.

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Hughes, TP, AH Baird, DR Bellwood, M Card, SR Connolly, C Folke, R Grosberg, O Hoegh-Guldberg, JBC Jackson, J Kleypas, JM Lough, P Marshall, M Nystrom, SR Palumbi, JM Pandolfi, B Rosen, and J Roughgarden. 2003. Climate change, human impacts, and the resilience of coral reefs. Science 301: 929-933.

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Hughes, TP and JH Connell. 1999. Multiple stressors on coral reefs: a long-term perspective. Limnology and Oceanography 44(3, Part 2): 932-940.

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Hughes, T, AM Szmant, R Steneck, R Carpenter, and S Miller. 1999. Algal blooms on coral reefs: what are the causes? Limnology and Oceanography 44(6): 1583-1586.

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Huston, M. A. 1985. Patterns of species diversity on coral reefs. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 16:149-177.

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Johaness, RE, WJ Wiebe, CJ Crossland, DW Rimmer, and SV Smith. 1983. Latitudinal limits of coral reef growth. Marine Ecology Progress Series 11:105-111.

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Jompa, J and LJ McCook. 2003. Coral-algal competition: macroalgae with different properties have different effects on corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 258:87-95.

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Kinzie, RA. 1999. Sex, symbiosis and coral reef communities. American Zoologist 39(1): 80-91.

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Kleypas, JA, RW Buddemeier, D Archer, JP Gattuso, C Langdon, and BN Opdyke. 1999. Geochemical consequences of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide on coral reefs. Science 284: 118-120.

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Knowlton, N. 2004. Multiple “stable” states and the conservation of marine ecosystems. Progress in Oceanography 60(2-4):387-396.

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Knowlton, N. 2008. Coral reefs. Current Biology 18(1):R18-R21.

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Maynard, J. A., K. R. N. Anthony, P. A. Marshall and I. Masiri. 2008. Major bleaching events can lead to increased thermal tolerance in corals. Marine Biology 155:173-182.

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McClanahan, TR, M Ateweberhan, CA Muhando, J Maina, and MS Mohammed. 2007. Effects of climate and seawater temperature variation on coral bleaching and mortality. Ecological Monographs 77(4):503-525.

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Moberg, F and C Folke. 1999. Ecological goods and services of coral reef ecosystems. Ecological Economics 29(2): 215-233.

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Mumby, P. J. and A. Hastings. 2008. The impact of ecosystem connectivity on coral reef resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:854-862.

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Potts, DC and PK Swart. 1984. Water temperature as an indicator of environmental variability on a coral reef. Limnology and Oceanography 29(3):504-516.

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Richardson, LL. 1998. Coral diseases: what is really known? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13(11): 438-443.

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Rowan, R. 2004. Thermal adaptation in reef coral symbionts. Nature 430: 742.

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Shaish, L., G. Levy, E. Gomez and B. Rinkevich. 2008. Fixed and suspended coral nurseries in the Philippines: Establishing the first step in the “gardening concept” of reef restoration. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 358(1):86-97.

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Shick, MJ, MP Lesser, and PL Jokiel. 1996. Effects of ultraviolet radiation on corals and other coral reef organisms. Global Change Biology 2(6): 527-545.

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Szmant, AM and NJ Gassman. 1990. The effects of prolonged “bleaching” on the tissue biomass and reproduction of the reef coral Montastrea annularis. Coral Reefs 8:217-224.

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Vroom, PS, KN Page, JC Kenyon, and RC B rainard. 2006. Algae-dominated reefs. American Scientist 94(5): 430-437.

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Wilkinson, CR. 1999. Global and local threats to coral reef functioning and existence: review and predictions. Marine and Freshwater Research 50(8): 867-878.

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Wilkinson, C (ed.). 2004. Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2004, Volume 2. Australian Institute of Marine Science.

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Wilson, SK, NAJ Graham, MS Prachett, GP Jones, and NVC Polunin. 2006. Multiple disturbances and the global degradation of coral reefs: are reef fishes at risk or resilient? Global Change Biology 12: 2220-2234.

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Wilson, D. T. and M. G. Meekan. 2001. Environmental influences on patterns of larva replenishment in coral reef fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 222:197-207.

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