Future of the Environment

Coral biodiversity could help reefs thrive again

A healthy coral reef at Swains island, American Samoa. Image: REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Cody Clements

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Examples of single- and mixed-species coral gardens through time during our 16-month experiment. At four months, mixed-species gardens were outperforming single-species gardens in multiple ways – growing faster on average than even the best performing single-species gardens (Acropora millepora). By 16 months, growth was comparable between mixed-species and Acropora gardens, but aggregate performance of single-species gardens continued to lag behind their mix-species counterparts. Image: Clements and Hay, 2019, CC BY-ND
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