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Thermal Stress and Coral Cover as Drivers of Coral Disease Outbreaks

  • John F Bruno mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jbruno@unc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth R Selig,

    Affiliation: Curriculum in Ecology and Department of Marine Sciences, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Kenneth S Casey,

    Affiliation: National Oceanographic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Cathie A Page,

    Affiliation: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Bette L Willis,

    Affiliation: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • C. Drew Harvell,

    Affiliation: Section of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Hugh Sweatman,

    Affiliation: Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Amy M Melendy

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: May 08, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050124

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