Shifting baselines, local impacts, and global change on coral reefs

PLoS Biol. 2008 Feb;6(2):e54. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060054.


The striking health of remote coral reefs provides clear evidence that protection from local overfishing and pollution can help mitigate the impacts of global warming.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anthozoa*
  • Ecosystem*
  • Greenhouse Effect
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration