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      Patterns of recruitment and abundance of corals along the Great Barrier Reef

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          Community diversity: relative roles of local and regional processes.

          The species richness (diversity) of local plant and animal assemblages-biological communities-balances regional processes of species formation and geographic dispersal, which add species to communities, against processes of predation, competitive exclusion, adaptation, and stochastic variation, which may promote local extinction. During the past three decades, ecologists have sought to explain differences in local diversity by the influence of the physical environment on local interactions among species, interactions that are generally believed to limit the number of coexisting species. But diversity of the biological community often fails to converge under similar physical conditions, and local diversity bears a demonstrable dependence upon regional diversity. These observations suggest that regional and historical processes, as well as unique events and circumstances, profoundly influence local community structure. Ecologists must broaden their concepts of community processes and incorporate data from systematics, biogeography, and paleontology into analyses of ecological patterns and tests of community theory.
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            Mass spawning in tropical reef corals.

            Synchronous multispecific spawning by a total of 32 coral species occurred a few nights after late spring full moons in 1981 and 1982 at three locations on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The data invalidate the generalization that most corals have internally fertilized, brooded planula larvae. In every species observed, gametes were released; external fertilization and development then followed. The developmental rates of externally fertilized eggs and longevities of planulae indicate that planulae may be dispersed between reefs.
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              A 30-YEAR STUDY OF CORAL ABUNDANCE, RECRUITMENT, AND DISTURBANCE AT SEVERAL SCALES IN SPACE AND TIME

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                Nature
                Nature
                Springer Nature
                0028-0836
                January 7 1999
                January 7 1999
                : 397
                : 6714
                : 59-63
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                10.1038/16237
                © 1999
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