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Positive Effects of Coral Biodiversity on Coral Performance: Patterns, Processes, and Dynamics

Cody Clements
Coral reefs are extremely diverse, supply critical ecosystem services, and are collapsing at an alarming rate, with 80% coral loss in the Caribbean and >50% in the Pacific in recent decades. Previous studies emphasized negative interactions (competition, predation) as structuring reef systems, but positive interactions in such species-rich systems could be of equal importance in maintaining ecosystem function. If foundation species like corals depend on positive interactions, then their fitness may decline with the loss...

Girasoles 2.0: Mechanisms Relating the Gut Microbiome to Heat-Related Illness

Vicki Hertzberg
With climate models projecting increasing frequency and severity of heat waves, heat-related illness (HRI) due to environmental exposure is of increasing public health concern. Agricultural workers are particularly vulnerable to HRI. HRI covers a spectrum of symptoms, ranging in severity from sweating to heat stroke or, perhaps, death. Despite recent scientific advances, the processes underlying HRI are not well understood, and health inequities persist among agricultural workers. Heat is the initiating factor in HRI, but...

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