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Research Article

Contrasting Patterns of Coral Bleaching Susceptibility in 2010 Suggest an Adaptive Response to Thermal Stress

  • James R. Guest mail,

    jrguest@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Marine Biology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

    Current address: Centre for Marine Bio-innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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  • Andrew H. Baird,

    Affiliation: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia

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  • Jeffrey A. Maynard,

    Affiliation: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement, Moorea, French Polynesia

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  • Efin Muttaqin,

    Affiliation: The Wildlife Conservation Society, Indonesian Marine Program, Bogor, Indonesia

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  • Alasdair J. Edwards,

    Affiliation: School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Stuart J. Campbell,

    Affiliation: The Wildlife Conservation Society, Indonesian Marine Program, Bogor, Indonesia

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  • Katie Yewdall,

    Affiliation: Blue Ventures, Aberdeen Centre, London, United Kingdom

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  • Yang Amri Affendi,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Loke Ming Chou

    Affiliation: Marine Biology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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  • Published: March 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033353
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

James R. Guest, Loke Ming Chou
Marine Biology Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Andrew H. Baird
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia
Jeffrey A. Maynard
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement, Moorea, French Polynesia
Efin Muttaqin, Stuart J. Campbell
The Wildlife Conservation Society, Indonesian Marine Program, Bogor, Indonesia
Alasdair J. Edwards
School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Katie Yewdall
Blue Ventures, Aberdeen Centre, London, United Kingdom
Yang Amri Affendi
Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Corresponding Author

Email: jrguest@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JG AB JM AE. Performed the experiments: JG AB EM SC KY YAA LMC. Analyzed the data: JG AB JM AE. Wrote the paper: JG AB JM AE SC EM KY YAA LMC.