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A trait-based approach to advance coral reef science. / Madin, Josh; Hoogenboom, Mia A.; Connolly, Sean et al.

In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 31, No. 6, 06.2016, p. 419-428.

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Madin, J, Hoogenboom, MA, Connolly, S, Darling, E, Falster, D, Huang, D, Keith, S, Mizerek, T, Pandolfi, J, Putnam, H & Baird, A 2016, 'A trait-based approach to advance coral reef science', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 419-428. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.TREE.2016.02.012

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Madin, J., Hoogenboom, M. A., Connolly, S., Darling, E., Falster, D., Huang, D., Keith, S., Mizerek, T., Pandolfi, J., Putnam, H., & Baird, A. (2016). A trait-based approach to advance coral reef science. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31(6), 419-428. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.TREE.2016.02.012

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Madin J, Hoogenboom MA, Connolly S, Darling E, Falster D, Huang D et al. A trait-based approach to advance coral reef science. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 2016 Jun;31(6):419-428. Epub 2016 Mar 8. doi: 10.1016/J.TREE.2016.02.012

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Madin, Josh ; Hoogenboom, Mia A. ; Connolly, Sean et al. / A trait-based approach to advance coral reef science. In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 2016 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 419-428.

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title = "A trait-based approach to advance coral reef science",
abstract = "Coral reefs are biologically diverse and ecologically complex ecosystems constructed by stony corals. Despite decades of research, basic coral population biology and community ecology questions remain. Quantifying trait variation among species can help resolve these questions, but progress has been hampered by a paucity of trait data for the many, often rare, species and by a reliance on nonquantitative approaches. Therefore, we propose filling data gaps by prioritizing traits that are easy to measure, estimating key traits for species with missing data, and identifying {\textquoteleft}supertraits{\textquoteright} that capture a large amount of variation for a range of biological and ecological processes. Such an approach can accelerate our understanding of coral ecology and our ability to protect critically threatened global ecosystems.",
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AU - Madin, Josh

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AU - Connolly, Sean

AU - Darling, Emily

AU - Falster, Daniel

AU - Huang, Danwei

AU - Keith, Sal

AU - Mizerek, Toni

AU - Pandolfi, John

AU - Putnam, Holly

AU - Baird, Andrew

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