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Cold-water corals in a changing ocean

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dc.contributor.author Roberts, J. Murray en
dc.contributor.author Cairns, Stephen D. en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-26T20:44:48Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-26T20:44:48Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Roberts, J. Murray and Cairns, Stephen D. 2014. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/21910">Cold-water corals in a changing ocean</a>." <em>Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability</em>. 7:118&ndash;126. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2014.01.004">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2014.01.004</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1877-3435
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/21910
dc.description.abstract Although known since Antiquity, corals in deep, cold waters remained largely unappreciated and overlooked by the scientific community until the 1990s. The last two decades have seen a dramatic increase in our understanding of these diverse ecosystems alongside growing realisation that many cold-water coral habitats had been degraded by bottom trawling and are threatened by ocean warming and acidification. This paper discusses recent improvements in our understanding of cold-water coral ecology, taxonomy and biodiversity following a variety of advances from the application of predictive mapping to the use of molecular phylogenetic approaches. Since many cold-water coral ecosystems occur in deep-waters beyond national jurisdiction, conservation management measures are being developed through the United Nations and related conventions. All such management measures require not only international agreement but also monitoring and enforcement to ensure their success. en
dc.relation.ispartof Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability en
dc.title Cold-water corals in a changing ocean en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 118768
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.cosust.2014.01.004
rft.jtitle Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
rft.volume 7
rft.spage 118
rft.epage 126
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Invertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 118
dc.citation.epage 126

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