Focus on coral reefs

To accompany Nature Ecology & Evolution's focus on coral reefs, here are some related highlights from our community site.

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Nature Ecology & Evolution's Focus on coral reefs brings together recent research and opinion published in Nature Research journals on the fundamentals of reef systems and how our activities are affecting them. Here are some coral reef highlights from the community site:

Decoding the genomes of coral reef symbionts

Global warming and repeated bouts of coral bleaching

What happens to fisheries when coral reefs bleach?

Don’t give up on local efforts for coral reefs

Acid oceans will dissolve coral reef sands

Industrial pollution in coral reef ecosystems disrupts fish survival

The other side to mass coral bleaching

Dead corals don't spawn

The deeply appalling condition of the Great Barrier Reef

Hurricanes, octopods, and the "gene list": the challenges of ecological genomics in the sea

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Patrick Goymer

Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patrick joined Nature Publishing Group in 2005 as an Assistant Editor at Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Cancer. In 2008 he moved to Nature, where he served as Senior Editor covering ecology and evolution, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. He has handled primary manuscripts and review articles across the entire breadth of ecology and evolution, as well as advising and writing for other sections of Nature. Patrick has a degree in genetics from the University of Cambridge, did his DPhil in experimental evolution at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics at University College London in association with Imperial College London at Silwood Park.