Underwater gardens boost coral diversity to stave off 'biodiversity meltdown'

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Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences researchers Cody Clements, Teasley Postdoctoral Fellow, and Mark Hay, professor and Teasley Chair, found that increasing coral richness by 'outplanting' a diverse group of coral  together improves coral growth and survivorship. But if more coral species are lost, the synergistic effects could threaten other species in what Clements and Hay term a "biodiversity meltdown." This story on Georgia Tech's research was also featured in Engineering and Technology, the Birmingham Times, AlphaGalileo, and Environmental Coastal and Offshore.

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

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Environment
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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Cody Clements, Mark Hay, coral reefs, Biodiversity
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Oct 20, 2021 - 11:25am
  • Last Updated: Nov 3, 2021 - 10:17am