This project is designed round three key principles: description of patterns of change, identification and testing of processes of change, and projecting community structure into the future to better understand the structure and function of the reefs of tomorrow. A key component of realizing the emergent properties of this construct, is evaluating the roles of environmental conditions in driving the changes in community structure. To this end, a selection of environmental conditions are quantified or compiled from other sources. Currently we have decadal-scale records of seawater temperature and rainfall, and shorter (but growing) records of underwater light, surface light, wave regime (www.ndbc.noaa.gov), and sedimentation.
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