Dr. Thomas Fellowes of the University of Sydney on environmental effects on atoll nations
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Patterns of island change and persistence offer alternate adaptation pathways for atoll nations, Sustained coral reef growth in the critical wave dissipation zone of a Maldivian atoll, Global-scale changes in the area of atoll islands during the 21st century, The importance of large benthic foraminifera to reef island sediment budget and dynamics at Raine Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Patterns of Sediment Transport Using Foraminifera Tracers across Sand Aprons on the Great Barrier Reef, Sediment supply dampens the erosive efects of sea level rise on reef islands,  and emergent properties in the responses of tropical corals to recurrent climate extremes  

Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Thomas Fellowes is a postdoctoral fellow with the Geocoastal Research Group and the Marine Studies Institute at the University of Sydney. He is working on a project in collaboration with Geoscience Australia exploring the vulnerability of coral reef islands to the threats such as sea-level rise, ocean acidification and increasing storminess.   

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