Coral reef structural complexity provides important coastal protection from waves under rising sea levels

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Science Advances  28 Feb 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 2, eaao4350
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao4350

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  • Received for publication August 14, 2017
  • Accepted for publication January 24, 2018

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  1. Daniel L. Harris1,2,3,*,
  2. Alessio Rovere1,2,4,
  3. Elisa Casella2,
  4. Hannah Power5,
  5. Remy Canavesio6,
  6. Antoine Collin7,8,
  7. Andrew Pomeroy9,10,11,
  8. Jody M. Webster12 and
  9. Valeriano Parravicini6
  1. 1Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.
  2. 2Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany.
  3. 3The University of Queensland, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  4. 4Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, NY 10964, USA.
  5. 5School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.
  6. 6Centre de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l’Environnement, USR 3278 CNRS–École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE)–Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, Laboratoire d’Excellence (LabEX) “CORAIL,” University of Perpignan, 66860 Perpignan, France.
  7. 7EPHE, PSL Research University, CNRS LETG 6554, Dinard 35800, France.
  8. 8LabEX CORAIL, Perpignan, France.
  9. 9ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
  10. 10UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
  11. 11Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia.
  12. 12Geocoastal Research Group, School of Geosciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: daniel.harris{at}


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