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CORAL Study Published in Nature Climate Change

  In a pioneering peer-reviewed study, scientists from the Coral Reef Alliance demonstrate that coral reef management that takes evolution and adaptation into account can help rescue coral reefs from the effects of climate change.   The study titled, "Management for network diversity speeds evolutionary adaptation to climate change" is the result of the collaborative Modeling Adaptation Potential (MAP) project to improve the scientific understanding of how coral reefs can adapt in the era of climate change. It is well documented that climate change is causing corals to die off at an unprecedented rate, but our study provides tools that offer promise for their survival. Our results show that when evolution is enabled, conservation efforts can help corals adapt to rising temperatures." -Dr. Madhavi Colton, co-author and Program Director at the Coral Reef Alliance. What We Found: Predictions about the future of … [Read more...]