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๐Ÿ“™ Coral Reefs at the Crossroads by Dennis K. Hubbard, Caroline S. Rogers, Jere H. Lipps, George D. Stanley, Jr. (eds.) โ€” epub download


In this book, contributors from diverse backgrounds take a first step toward an integrated view of reefs and the significance of their recent decline. More than any other earth system, coral reefs sit at a disciplinary crossroads. Most recently, they have reached another crossroads - fundamental changes in their bio-physical structure greater than those of previous centuries or even millennia. Effective strategies to mitigate recent trends will require an approach that embraces the myriad perspectives from across the scientific landscape, but will also need a mechanism to transform scientific understanding into social will and political implementation.



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