Competitive interactions between scleractinian corals and macroalgae
Coral reefs are one of the world’s most biologically diverse and productive ecosystems. If they decline over time, that also means we’ll see a reduction in an abundance of other plant life, fish and biodiversity in our oceans. Climate change, as well as human activity like overfishing, fertilizer and chemical use run-off from agriculture and industry is threatening our coral reefs. Researchers are investigating how this decline, coupled with the growth of macroalgae is affecting our live corals in Singapore.