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dc.contributor.authorZiegler, Maren
dc.contributor.authorQuéré, Gaëlle
dc.contributor.authorGhiglione, Jean-François
dc.contributor.authorIwankow, Guillaume
dc.contributor.authorBarbe, Valérie
dc.contributor.authorBoissin, Emilie
dc.contributor.authorWincker, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorPlanes, Serge
dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-04T12:38:14Z
dc.date.available2018-04-04T12:38:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-23
dc.identifier.citationZiegler M, Quéré G, Ghiglione J-F, Iwankow G, Barbe V, et al. (2018) Status of coral reefs of Upolu (Independent State of Samoa) in the South West Pacific and recommendations to promote resilience and recovery of coastal ecosystems. Marine Pollution Bulletin 129: 392–398. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.02.044.
dc.identifier.issn0025-326X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.02.044
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627410
dc.description.abstractCoral reef ecosystems worldwide are immediately threatened by the impacts of climate change. Here we report on the condition of coral reefs over 83 km of coastline at the island of Upolu, Samoa in the remote South West Pacific in 2016 during the Tara Pacific Expedition. Despite the distance to large urban centers, coral cover was extremely low (<1%) at approximately half of the sites and below 10% at 78% of sites. Two reef fish species, Acanthurus triostegus and Zanclus cornutus, were 10% smaller at Upolu than at neighboring islands. Importantly, coral cover was higher within marine protected areas, indicating that local management action remains a useful tool to support the resilience of local reef ecosystems to anthropogenic impacts. This study may be interpreted as cautionary sign for reef ecosystem health in remote locations on this planet, reinforcing the need to immediately reduce anthropogenic impacts on a global scale.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project has been funded through the Tara consortium, France Genomique grant number ANR-10-INBS-09, and KAUST baseline and KAUST BESE division funds to CRV. Tara Pacific consortium acknowledgement: We are keen to thank the commitment of the people and the following institutions and sponsors who made this singular expedition possible: CNRS, CSM, PSL, KAUST, Genoscope/CEA, ANR-CORALGENE, France Genomique (specifically grant number ANR-10-INBS-09), agnès b., the Veolia Environment Foundation, Region Bretagne, Serge Ferrari, Billerudkorsnas, AmerisourceBergen Company, Lorient Agglomération, Oceans by Disney, the Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation, L′Oreal, Biotherm, France Collectivites, Kankyo Station, Fonds Francais pour l′Environnement Mondial (FFEM), Etienne Bourgois, UNESCO-IOC, the Tara Foundation teams and crew. Tara Pacific would not exist without the continuous support of the participating institutes. We wish to thank the Samoan government for granting sampling permission and supporting the expedition and the reviewer for comments that helped to improve this manuscript. This work is contribution number 3 of Tara Pacific.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X18301322
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Marine Pollution Bulletin. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, [129, 1, (2018-03-23)] DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.02.044 . © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectCoral reef degradation
dc.subjectMarine resource management
dc.subjectMonitoring
dc.titleStatus of coral reefs of Upolu (Independent State of Samoa) in the South West Pacific and recommendations to promote resilience and recovery of coastal ecosystems
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletin
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratoire d′Excellence ′CORAIL′, Papetoai, Moorea, , French Polynesia
dc.contributor.institutionEPHE, PSL Research University, UPVD, CNRS, USR 3278 CRIOBE, BP 1013, Papetoai, Moorea, 98729, , French Polynesia
dc.contributor.institutionUPMC Univ Paris 06, CNRS, Laboratoire d′Océanographie Microbienne (LOMIC), Observatoire Océanologique, Sorbonne Universités, Banyuls/mer, 66650, , France
dc.contributor.institutionCommissariat à l′Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Genoscope, Institut de biologie François-Jacob, 2 Rue Gaston Crémieux, Evry, 91000, , France
dc.contributor.institutionUniv. Evry, Univ. Paris-Saclay, Evry, , , France
dc.contributor.institutionCNRS UMR 8030, Evry, , France
kaust.personZiegler, Maren
kaust.personVoolstra, Christian R.
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-23T00:00:00Z
dc.date.published-online2018-03-23
dc.date.published-print2018-04


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