Comment on Trophic strategy and bleaching resistance in reef-building corals

Type Article
Date 2021-06
Language English
Author(s) Thibault MartinORCID1, Lorrain AnneORCID2, Houlbrèque FannyORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Laboratoire d’Excellence Labex-CORAIL, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), UMR ENTROPIE (IRD-Université de La Réunion-CNRS), BP A5, Nouméa Cedex 98848, New Caledonia, France.
2 : University of Brest, CNRS, IRD, Ifremer, LEMAR, F-29280 Plouzané, France.
Source Science Advances (2375-2548) (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)), 2021-06 , Vol. 7 , N. 23 , P. eabd9453 (4p.)
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.abd9453

In an era of major environmental changes, understanding corals’ resistance to bleaching is as crucial as it is challenging. A promising framework for inferring corals’ trophic strategies from Stable Isotope Bayesian Ellipses has been recently proposed to this end. As a contribution to this framework, we quantify a risk of bias inherent in its application and propose three alternative adjustments.

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