About the Authors

David Mouillot
Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)–UM2– Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER)–Institute for Research and Development (IRD) 5119 ECOSYM, Université Montpellier 2 cc 093, Montpellier, France

David Mouillot, David R. Bellwood
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

David R. Bellwood
School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Christopher Baraloto
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, UMR Ecologie des Forêts de Guyane, 97387, Kourou, French Guiana, France

Christopher Baraloto
Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Jerome Chave
Université Paul Sabatier, CNRS, Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique UMR 5174, Toulouse, France

Rene Galzin
Laboratoire d'Excellence “Corail” USR 3278 CNRS-EPHE, BP 1013, Moorea, Polynésie Française, France

Mireille Harmelin-Vivien
Aix-Marseille Université, Institut Méditerranéen d'Océanologie (MIO), UMR CNRS 7294, Marseille, France

Michel Kulbicki
Laboratoire d'Excellence “Corail” IRD, Laboratoire Arago, Banyuls/mer, France

Sebastien Lavergne, Sandra Lavorel, Julien Renaud, Wilfried Thuiller
Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, UMR CNRS 5553, Université Joseph Fourier, BP53, Grenoble, France

Nicolas Mouquet
Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution, UMR CNRS–UM2, 5554, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

C. E. Timothy Paine
Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

david.mouillot@univ-montp2.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: D. Mouillot, D.R. Bellwood, N. Mouquet, W. Thuiller, C. Baraloto. Performed the experiments: C. Baraloto, J. Chave, R. Galzin, M. Harmelin-Vivien, M. Kulbicki, S. Lavergne, S. Lavorel, C.E.T. Paine W. Thuiller. Analyzed the data: D. Mouillot, D.R. Bellwood, C. Baraloto, J. Chave, M. Kulbicki, S. Lavergne, C.E.T. Paine, J. Renaud, W. Thuiller. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: D. Mouillot, D.R. Bellwood, C. Baraloto, J. Chave, M. Kulbicki, S. Lavergne, C.E.T. Paine, N. Mouquet, J. Renaud, W. Thuiller. Wrote the paper: D. Mouillot, D.R. Bellwood, C. Baraloto, J. Chave, M. Kulbicki, S. Lavergne, S. Lavorel, C.E.T. Paine, N. Mouquet, W. Thuiller.