Beneficial acclimation and stress-hardening of corals to climate change conditions

Montalvo-Proano, Jose L. (2020) Beneficial acclimation and stress-hardening of corals to climate change conditions. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Jose Montalvo-Proano experimentally tested the response of different life stages of coral to elevated temperature and pCO2. He found strong evidence for beneficial acclimation and hardening of photosynthetic efficiency, but not in coral growth. This work provides insights to enhance future reef model projections and restoration strategies.

Item ID: 76824
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: corals, thermal tolerance, heatwaves, acclimation, adaptation, thermal hardening, climate change, global warming, ocean acidification, phenotypic plasticity, restoration, hardening, Symbiodiniaceae, bacteria
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Jose L. Montalvo-Proano.
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2022 04:02
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410102 Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310403 Biological adaptation @ 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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