a MARBEC publication in Nature Communications

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Hundreds of tropical coral species are at risk of extinction because too few fully protected conservation zones cover their reefs, a study has found.

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Mouillot D., Parravicini V., Bellwood DR., Leprieur F., Huang D., Cowman PF., Albouy C., Hugues TP., Thuiller W., Guilhaumon F.Global marine protected areas do not secure the evolutionary history of tropical corals and fishes. Nature Communications , 2016, 7, 10359. doi:10.1038/ncomms10359

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MARBEC MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation, is a research unit which includes the staff of 4 organizations: IRD, IFREMER, UM and CNRS. Its objective is the study of marine biodiversity in lagoon coastal and offshore ecosystems, at different integration levels, molecular, individual, population and community aspects and the way humans use this biodiversity.