HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Healthy reefs hit hardest by warmer temperatures

ecessary, but not sufficient, for white syndrome outbreaks to occur, Bruno said. Coral cover must also be high. "There is a cover threshold of approximately 50 percent for white syndrome outbreaks," he said.

High coral cover could facilitate infection in several ways, Bruno explained. Abundance may increase disease vectors, such as fish, or lead to more competition coral polyps compete with their neighbors via tentacles and digestive filaments that cause lesions and tissue damage, providing an inroad for infection. Close quarters among coral colonies could also make it easier to spread disease.

The research was funded in part by grants from the National Science Foundation; an Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship; the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program; the Australian Institute of Marine Science; and UNC-Chapel Hill.

"This study developed valuable methods to pinpoint warm temperature as a partial driver of disease outbreaks. These methods will also be used to study climate drivers of disease outbreaks in other regions of the world," said Drew Harvell, Ph.D., Cornell University professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and a study co-author. Harvells work was supported by the Global Environmental Funds Coral Sustainability Program. The program is developing new scientific methods to improve study of climate and more local influences on coral sustainability.


'"/>

Contact: Becky Oskin
becky_oskin@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
7-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Healthy coral reefs hit hard by warmer temperatures
2. Healthy coastal wetlands would adapt to rising oceans
3. Second graders dig into Healthy Choices, Healthy Me!
4. Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar resisting damage from climate change
5. Healthy fruits, vegetables highlight joint medical, agricultural research meet in Texas
6. Healthy cleavage: How statins protect against Alzheimer disease
7. Healthy mix of GI tract microbes are key to preventing allergies and asthma
8. Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
9. Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found
10. Investigating coral reefs to help understand past and future climate change
11. Palaus coral reefs show differential habitat recovery following the 1998 bleaching event

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/5/2020)... ... , ... Regenative Labs has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & ... first Wharton’s jelly allografts to be assigned a Q code and be approved for ... Wharton’s jelly allograft product to be recognized as a 361 HCT/P by CMS regulated ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 16, 2020 , ... A study has been ... Medical Neoasis™ active noise control device to attenuate typical noises in a simulated ... attenuated the alarm sounds from patient monitors, ventilators and other bedside devices that ...
(Date:7/2/2020)... ... July 01, 2020 , ... ... phase 1a findings of Neihulizumab, a biologic for the treatment of steroid-refractory acute ... Led by hemato-oncologist Dr. Paul J Martin of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 29, 2020 , ... ... manufacturing capability in Wuxi, China. The new plant operation will provide the local ... advanced technology. , “This facility will improve the flexibility of our offerings ...
(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 12, 2020 , ... ... (EMMA International), a global leader in FDA compliance consulting has been named on ... private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... G-CON Manufacturing, the leader in ... “BUILDING FOR LIFE.” The adoption of this taglines comes at a time of ... capacity to provide patients with urgently needed vaccines and other lifesaving pharmaceutical treatments. ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... The SDX® Respiratory ... 16 countries, has reached its 20th anniversary of worldwide use. Introduced in the ... top universities including University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Maryland, University ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: