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Conservation of reef corals in the South China Sea based on species and evolutionary diversity
Huang, Danwei; Hoeksema, Bert W.; Affendi, Yang Amri; Ang, Put O.; Chen, Chaolun A.; Huang, Hui; Lane, David J. W.; Licuanan, Wilfredo Y.; Vibol, Ouk; Si Tuan Vo; Yeemin, Thamasak; Chou, Loke Ming; Huang, DW (reprint author), Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Biol Sci, Singapore 117543, Singapore.; Huang, DW (reprint author), Natl Univ Singapore, Trop Marine Sci Inst, Singapore 117543, Singapore.
2016
Source PublicationBIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
Volume25Issue:2Pages:331-344
AbstractThe South China Sea in the Central Indo-Pacific is a large semi-enclosed marine region that supports an extraordinary diversity of coral reef organisms (including stony corals), which varies spatially across the region. While one-third of the world's reef corals are known to face heightened extinction risk from global climate and local impacts, prospects for the coral fauna in the South China Sea region amidst these threats remain poorly understood. In this study, we analyse coral species richness, rarity, and phylogenetic diversity among 16 reef areas in the region to estimate changes in species and evolutionary diversity during projected anthropogenic extinctions. Our results show that richness, rarity, and phylogenetic diversity differ considerably among reef areas in the region, and that their outcomes following projected extinctions cannot be predicted by species diversity alone. Although relative rarity and threat levels are high in species-rich areas such as West Malaysia and the Philippines, areas with fewer species such as northern Vietnam and Paracel Islands stand to lose disproportionately large amounts of phylogenetic diversity. Our study quantifies various biodiversity components of each reef area to inform conservation planners and better direct sparse resources to areas where they are needed most. It also provides a critical biological foundation for targeting reefs that should be included in a regional network of marine protected areas in the South China Sea.
Department[Huang, Danwei; Chou, Loke Ming] Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Biol Sci, Singapore 117543, Singapore; [Huang, Danwei; Chou, Loke Ming] Natl Univ Singapore, Trop Marine Sci Inst, Singapore 117543, Singapore; [Hoeksema, Bert W.] Nat Biodivers Ctr, POB 9517, NL-2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands; [Affendi, Yang Amri] Univ Malaya, Inst Biol Sci, Fac Sci, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia; [Ang, Put O.] Chinese Univ Hong Kong, Marine Sci Lab, Shatin, Hong Kong, Peoples R China; [Chen, Chaolun A.] Acad Sinica, Biodivers Res Ctr, Taipei 115, Taiwan; [Chen, Chaolun A.] Acad Sinica, Taiwan Int Grad Program, Taipei 115, Taiwan; [Chen, Chaolun A.] Natl Taiwan Univ, Inst Oceanog, Taipei 106, Taiwan; [Huang, Hui] Trop Marine Biol Res Stn Hainan, Sanya 572000, Peoples R China; [Huang, Hui] Chinese Acad Sci, South China Sea Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Marine Bioresources Sustainable Utilizat, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China; [Lane, David J. W.] Univ Brunei Darussalam, Dept Biol Sci, Jalan Tungku Link, BE-1410 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; [Licuanan, Wilfredo Y.] De La Salle Univ, Br Alfred Shields FSC Ocean Res Ctr, Manila 1004, Philippines; [Licuanan, Wilfredo Y.] De La Salle Univ, Dept Biol, Manila 1004, Philippines; [Vibol, Ouk] Minist Agr Forestry & Fisheries, Fisheries Adm, Dept Fisheries Conservat, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; [Si Tuan Vo] Vietnam Acad Sci & Technol, Inst Oceanog, 1 Cau Da, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam; [Yeemin, Thamasak] Ramkhamhang Univ, Dept Biol, Marine Biodivers Res Grp, Bangkok 10240, Thailand ; LMB
KeywordIucn Red List Marine Biodiversity Phylogenetic Diversity Rarity Scleractinia Species Richness
Subject AreaBiodiversity & Conservation ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/15502
Collection中科院海洋生物资源可持续利用重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorHuang, DW (reprint author), Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Biol Sci, Singapore 117543, Singapore.; Huang, DW (reprint author), Natl Univ Singapore, Trop Marine Sci Inst, Singapore 117543, Singapore.
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Huang, Danwei,Hoeksema, Bert W.,Affendi, Yang Amri,et al. Conservation of reef corals in the South China Sea based on species and evolutionary diversity[J]. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION,2016,25(2):331-344.
APA Huang, Danwei.,Hoeksema, Bert W..,Affendi, Yang Amri.,Ang, Put O..,Chen, Chaolun A..,...&Huang, DW .(2016).Conservation of reef corals in the South China Sea based on species and evolutionary diversity.BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION,25(2),331-344.
MLA Huang, Danwei,et al."Conservation of reef corals in the South China Sea based on species and evolutionary diversity".BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 25.2(2016):331-344.
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