Marine & Envir Bio Seminar--Dr. Guilherme Longo, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Tuesday, February 23 at 9:00am
This is a past event.
Southwestern Atlantic marginal reefs in the Anthropocene
Reefs are globally threatened by multiple human-related stressors that define the Anthropocene. The outcomes of these stressors have been well explored in Pacific and Caribbean reefs, but less so in marginal reefs which occur under suboptimal conditions and far from diversity centers. In this talk I will characterize marginal reefs in Southwestern Atlantic, explore some of its particularities, threats and their potential responses to global climate change. Corals in marginal reefs have suffered less thermal-stress events, experienced lower post-bleaching mortality and could also be considered a subset of more diverse reef ecosystems.Therefore, understanding how marginal reefs respond to global climate change can generate important insights to predict the future of corals and reef ecosystems globally.