Heat stress on Scleractinian corals: Its symbionts in evolution

  • Peter Louis Antonelli University of Alberta
  • Solange da Fonseca Rutz Federal University of Pernambuco
  • Kevin B Strychar Annis Water Resources Institute - Grand Valley State University.


After brief summaries of several models of evolution of coral/algal symbiosis, stochastic Nelson mechanics is used to prove long-term heat stress can actually benet scleractinian corals and their symbionts.