The role of nutrients in coral bleaching

Morris, Luke Aaron (2021) The role of nutrients in coral bleaching. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Luke Morris investigated the role of nutrients in coral bleaching. While he found that environmental nutrients do not substantially influence heat tolerance, nutritional destabilisation of the coral-algal symbiosis was integral to explaining coral bleaching and mortality. These results inform the management and understanding of mass coral bleaching and mortality events.

Item ID: 75350
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: coral bleaching, coral morality, environmental nutrients, heat tolerance, coral-algal symbiosis, Great Barrier Reef, Acropora millepora
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[Chapter 1] Morris, Luke A., Voolstra, Christian R., Quigley, Kate M., Bourne, David G., and Bay, Line K. (2019) Nutrient availability and metabolism affect the stability of coral–Symbiodiniaceae symbioses. Trends in Microbiology, 27 (8). pp. 678-689.

Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 05:17
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310303 Ecological physiology @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3107 Microbiology > 310703 Microbial ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1901 Adaptation to climate change > 190102 Ecosystem adaptation to climate change @ 100%
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