About this Research Topic
For this topic, we seek to compile a broad range of manuscripts which both detail the responses of corals and other reef associated organisms to the multitude of stressors to which they are increasingly exposed and strategies to promote their survival in the twenty-first century and beyond. This Research Topic is linked to the European Coral Reef Symposium, to be held in December 2017 at Oxford, UK.
We welcome contributions that address or explore:
• Documented responses of corals and coral reef associated organisms to variations in contemporary environmental conditions;
• Experimental manipulations simulating future climate scenarios;
• Modelling efforts (forecasting and/or hindcasting) that provide insights into future trends or past episodes;
• Ecological investigations that provide new insights into mechanisms and processes that underlie coral reef resistance and resilience to both pulse and press disturbances;
• Microbiome, pathobiome, genetic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomics studies;
• Conservation strategies - either those being currently employed, or future plans to manage and mitigate such effects (reef restoration, human-assisted evolution, coral probiotics, etc.);
• Social-economic studies focusing on the continued use of reefs in the 21st century.
Keywords: Reef organisms, health state, climate change, coral reef conservation
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.