coral reef science

Sobering News on Coral Reefs – But We Knew It Would Come to This

The journal, Science, began 2018 with an issue including an update on the status of coral reefs around the world.  Led by Terry Hughes of James Cook University, Australia, a consortium of 25 authors, from around the world though mostly from Australia, compiled data on the history since 1980 of 100 coral reef locations from … Continue reading »

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Hey, our world is a whole lot more complicated than we ecologists seem to believe.

I’ve been thinking a fair bit about the difficult challenges we face if we are going to become that responsible humanity we would like to see emerge in the Anthropocene.  I’m talking about the challenges in steering the planet successfully into a good future, meaning one not too different from the Holocene in which human … Continue reading »

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Room for a little #OceanOptimism on Earth Day?

Earth Day is upon us once more and with it the international March for Science.  I wasn’t sure whether to blog or march, but figure I will leave the marching to the scientists still in harness.  I’ll be there in spirit, because the failure of vast numbers of the public to even understand what science … Continue reading »

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