Combination of light and temperature naturally regulate algal abundance

28 May 2018
UQ PhD candidate Kristen Brown investigating coral-algal interactions

A two-year study by University of Queensland researchers has found the amount of algae on a coral reef is influenced by interaction between light and temperature, as well as by human impacts.  

Global studies have long linked human activities to an increase in algae and the decline in reef-building corals, but have not focused on the impact of natural changes in the environment.

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