Shield wall: Kelps are the last stand against corals in tropicalized reefs
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionFunctional Ecology. 2022, . 10.1111/1365-2435.14141
Communities inhabiting biogeographic transition zones are shifting in composition as a result of progressive warming and heatwaves. In the marine environment, corals are expanding onto higher latitude reefs historically dominated by temperate kelp forests, initiating a shift towards warm affinity coral-dominated states.