Articles | Volume 18, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 18, 6501–6516, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6501-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 6501–6516, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-6501-2021

Research article 17 Dec 2021

Research article | 17 Dec 2021

Quantifying functional consequences of habitat degradation on a Caribbean coral reef

Alice E. Webb et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-64', Kennedy Wolfe, 04 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alice Webb, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'new figures', Alice Webb, 05 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-64', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alice Webb, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC4: 'new figures', Alice Webb, 05 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (25 Aug 2021) by Tyler Cyronak
AR by Alice Webb on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Aug 2021) by Tyler Cyronak
RR by Kennedy Wolfe (09 Sep 2021)
RR by Jennifer Mallon (04 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Oct 2021) by Tyler Cyronak
AR by Alice Webb on behalf of the Authors (03 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Nov 2021) by Tyler Cyronak
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Short summary
The biogeochemical behaviour of shallow reef communities is quantified to better understand the impact of habitat degradation and species composition shifts on reef functioning. The reef communities investigated barely support reef functions that are usually ascribed to conventional coral reefs, and the overall biogeochemical behaviour is found to be similar regardless of substrate type. This suggests a decrease in functional diversity which may therefore limit services provided by this reef.
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