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Chapter 21: Vulnerability of geomorphological features in the Great Barrier Reef to climate change


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Title: Chapter 21: Vulnerability of geomorphological features in the Great Barrier Reef to climate change
Authors: Smithers, S.G.
Harvey, N.
Hopley, D.
Woodroffe, C.D.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Series/Report no.: Book: Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef: a vulnerability assessment
Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of the vulnerability to climate change of five of the GBR’s major geomorphological features: i) coral reefs, ii) reef islands, iii) high island beaches and spits, iv) mainland sandy coasts, and v) mainland muddy coasts. The vulnerability of biota associated with these features is assessed in other chapters (Lovelock and Ellison chapter 9, Hoegh-Guldberg et al. chapter 10, Congdon et al. chapter 14, Fabricius et al. chapter 17, Sheaves et al. chapter 19 and Turner and Batianoff chapter 20). Vulnerability is defined as the degree to which a system or species is susceptible to, or unable to cope with, the adverse effects of climate change.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/553
ISBN: 9781876945619
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