Table 1.

Estimated rates (% y−1) and SEs of (i) decline, growth, and total mortality of coral cover and (ii) total coral mortality partitioned between COTS, cyclones, and bleaching

GBRNorthCenterSouth
iDecline0.53 (0.08)0.11 (0.14)0.44 (0.08)1.04 (0.16)
Growth2.85 (0.26)2.07 (0.44)2.78 (0.26)2.34 (0.52)
Total mortality3.38 (0.19)2.18 (0.35)3.22 (0.18)3.38 (0.44)
iiCOTS mortality1.42 (0.17)0.77 (0.25)1.54 (0.24)1.59 (0.27)
Cyclone mortality1.62 (0.22)1.05 (0.23)1.29 (0.14)1.75 (0.32)
Bleaching mortality0.34 (0.08)0.36 (0.13)0.39 (0.09)0.04 (0.11)
  • All rates are based on 20% coral cover and are averaged over 1985–2011. Results are presented for the whole GBR and for the northern, central, and southern regions.