|What evidence exists on the impacts of chemicals arising from human activity on tropical reef-building corals? A systematic map protocol
|Year of Publication
|Ouédraogo, D-Y, Sordello, R, Brugneaux, S, Burga, K, Calvayrac, C, Castelin, M, Domart-Coulon, I, Ferrier-Pages, C, Guillaume, MMM, Hédouin, L, Joannot, P, Perceval, O, Reyjol, Y
|Contamination, Hermatypic, Nutrients, pollution, Scleractinian
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. However, they are currently threatened by both local (e.g. nutrient enrichment and chemical pollution of coastal reefs, arising from poor land management, agriculture and industry) and global stressors (mainly seawater warming and acidification, i.e. climate change). Global and local stressors interact together in different ways, but the presence of one stressor often reduces the tolerance to additional stress. While global stressors cannot be halted by local actions, local stressors can be reduced through ecosystem management, therefore minimizing the impact of climate change on reefs. To inform decision-makers, we propose here to systematically map the evidence of impacts of chemicals arising from anthropogenic activities on tropical reef-building corals, which are the main engineer species of reef ecosystems. We aim to identify the combinations of chemical and coral responses that have attracted the most attention and for which evidence can be further summarized in a systematic review that will give practical information to decision-makers.
What evidence exists on the impacts of chemicals arising from human activity on tropical reef-building corals? A systematic map protocol
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