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Evidence on the impacts of chemicals arising from human activity on tropical reef-building corals; a systematic map

Abstract : Background: Tropical coral reefs cover ca. 0.1% of the Earth's surface but host an outstanding biodiversity and provide important ecosystem services to millions of people living nearby. They are currently threatened by local stressors (e.g. nutrient enrichment and chemical pollution arising from poor land management, sewage effluents, agriculture, industry) and global stressors (mainly seawater warming and acidification, i.e. climate change). Global and local stressors interact in different ways, but the presence of one stressor often reduces the tolerance to additional stress. While global stressors cannot be mitigated solely by local actions, local stressors can be reduced through ecosystem management, therefore minimizing the impact of climate change on coral reefs. We systematically mapped the evidence of impacts of chemicals arising from anthropogenic activities on tropical reef-building corals, which are the main engineer species of reef ecosystems, to inform decision-makers on the available evidence on this topic.
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Dakis-Yaoba Ouédraogo, Mathilde Delaunay, Romain Sordello, Laetitia Hédouin, Magalie Castelin, et al.. Evidence on the impacts of chemicals arising from human activity on tropical reef-building corals; a systematic map. Environmental Evidence, BioMed Central, 2021, 10, ⟨10.1186/s13750-021-00237-9⟩. ⟨hal-03353843⟩

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