Joan A. Kleypas

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Posts by Joan A. Kleypas

Coral Reefs & Global Climate Change: Potential Contributions of Climate Change to Stresses on Coral Reef Ecosystems

Coral reefs represent some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth, providing critical habitat to approximately 25 percent of marine species. In addition, these ecosystems provide economic benefits through tourism and fisheries. One recent estimate valued the annual net …

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Coastal and Marine Ecosystems & Global Climate Change: Potential Effects on U.S. Resources

Eileen Claussen, President, Pew Center on Global Climate Change The world’s oceans cover approximately 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, indicating their importance to the global environment. In addition to having a large influence on global heat transport and precipitation, …

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