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A Connection between Colony Biomass and Death in Caribbean Reef-Building Corals

  • Daniel J. Thornhill mail,

    thornhill.dan@gmail.com (DT); fitt@uga.edu (WF)

    Affiliation: Department of Field Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, and Department of Biology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, United States of America

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  • Randi D. Rotjan,

    Affiliation: Edgerton Research Laboratory, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Brian D. Todd,

    Affiliation: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Geoff C. Chilcoat,

    Affiliation: Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Roberto Iglesias-Prieto,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cancun, Mexico

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  • Dustin W. Kemp,

    Affiliation: Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Todd C. LaJeunesse,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Jennifer McCabe Reynolds,

    Affiliation: Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Gregory W. Schmidt,

    Affiliations: Department of Field Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, and Department of Biology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, United States of America, Edgerton Research Laboratory, New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Cancun, Mexico, Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America

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  • Thomas Shannon,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Mark E. Warner,

    Affiliation: College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware, United States of America

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  • William K. Fitt mail

    thornhill.dan@gmail.com (DT); fitt@uga.edu (WF)

    Affiliation: Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: December 22, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029535

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