Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Public Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar
Corals and climate
Corals and Climate
Tropical coral reefs are amongst the most beautiful and biologically diverse structures on Earth. However, climate change poses some significant challenges for these communities. Over recent decades, overheating has resulted in mass mortality of corals, and ocean acidification poses a future ‘hidden’ threat to the ability of corals to grow. We will discuss the issues, and what we know (and don’t know) about the ability of corals to adapt to change. We will also discuss how we can use corals to help understand the nature and drivers of tropical climate change.