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Main Title UV exposure of coral assemblages in the Florida Keys /
Author Zepp, R. G. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Zepp, Richard G.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA. Ecosystems Research Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2003
Report Number EPA/600/R-03/095
Stock Number PB2005-101445
OCLC Number 1065540289
Subjects Coral reef ecology ; Coral reefs and islands--Environmental aspects--Florida ; Coral bleaching
Additional Subjects Coral reefs ; Bleaching ; Exposure ; Abundance ; Florida ; Deterioration ; Species diversity ; Climatic change ; Ecosystems ; Solar radiation ; Land use ; Environmental indicators ; Oceans ; Management ; Protection ; Sedimentation ; Water temperature ; Salinity ; Trends ; Monitoring ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA/600/R-03/095 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 11/20/2018
NTIS  PB2005-101445 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 online resource (vi, 40 pages)
The overall degradation of coral reefs, measured by declining coral abundance and species diversity as well as increases in macroalgae and reef skeletal erosion, has been documented in the Florida Keys and elsewhere around the world. A widely-recognized aspect of the deterioration of coral reefs is the phenomenon of coral bleaching. Coral bleaching may be the symptom of coral reef degradation that is most closely linked to climate change. Records of coral bleaching from 1870 to the present indicate that the severity, locality, and frequency have reached unprecedented levels. Only three bleaching events were reported between 1876 and 1979, compared to more than 60 bleaching episodes from 1980 to 1993. Most recently, the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions during 1997-98 induced worldwide bleaching from the Western Atlantic to the Great Barrier Reef. EPAs Global Change Research Program is addressing potential vulnerabilities due to interactive components of global change that could adversely affect coral reef ecosystems including: (1) climate variability and change; (2) changes in UV radiation; and (3) land use change. This research is designed to complement other EPA research on coastal environment processes, improvements in environmental indicators of coastal conditions, coastal monitoring designs, and assessments that document U.S. conditions and trends in the coastal ocean.
"EPA/600/R-03/095." "September 2003." Title from title screen (viewed November 15, 2018). Includes bibliographical references.