Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 18, 5117–5140, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5117–5140, 2021

Research article 17 Sep 2021

Research article | 17 Sep 2021

The Bouraké semi-enclosed lagoon (New Caledonia) – a natural laboratory to study the lifelong adaptation of a coral reef ecosystem to extreme environmental conditions

Federica Maggioni et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-90', Alexia Dubuc, 19 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Federica Maggioni, 27 May 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-90', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Federica Maggioni, 30 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-90', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Federica Maggioni, 15 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Jul 2021) by Peter Landschützer
AR by Federica Maggioni on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Aug 2021) by Peter Landschützer

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Federica Maggioni on behalf of the Authors (15 Sep 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (15 Sep 2021) by Peter Landschützer
Short summary
Based on current experimental evidence, climate change will affect up to 90 % of coral reefs worldwide. The originality of this study arises from our recent discovery of an exceptional study site where environmental conditions (temperature, pH, and oxygen) are even worse than those forecasted for the future. While these conditions are generally recognized as unfavorable for marine life, we found a rich and abundant coral reef thriving under such extreme environmental conditions.
Final-revised paper