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MCR Personnel

 

Andrew Brooks

Deputy Program Director
and Science Coordinator

Investigator

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Campus: UC Santa Barbara

Marine Science Insititute
Building 520
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150

805-893-7670
brooks@msi.ucsb.edu
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Community ecology of fishes

Publications
Year Citation Links Publication Type
2014

Adam, T.C., A.J. Brooks, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, L. Washburn and G. Bernardi. 2014. How will coral reef fish communities respond to climate-driven disturbances? Insight from landscape-scale perturbations. Oecologia 176:285–296.

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2014

Stier, A.C., K.M. Hanson, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2014. Predation and landscape characteristics independently affect reef fish community organization. Ecology 95:1294-1307.

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2013

Alldredge, A.L., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, A.J. Brooks and H. Stewart. 2013. Skeletal growth of four scleractinian corals is not enhanced by in situ mesozooplankton enrichment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 489:143-153.

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2013

Forsman, Z.H., E. Johnston, A.J. Brooks, T. Adam and R.J. Toonen. 2013. Genetic evidence for regional isolation of Pocillopora corals from Moorea. Oceanography 26:153:155.

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2013

Leichter, J.J., A.L., Alldredge, G. Bernardi, A.J. Brooks, C.A. Carlson, R,C. Carpenter, P.J. Edmunds, M.R. Fewings, K.M. Hanson, J.L. Hench, S.J. Holbrook, C.E. Nelson, R.J. Schmitt, R.J. Toonan, L Washburn and A.S.J. Wyatt. 2013. Biological and physical interactions on a tropical island coral reef: Transport and retention processes on Moorea, French Polynesia. Oceanography 26:52-63.

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2013

Page, H.M., A.J. Brooks, M. Kulbicki, R. Galzin, R.J. Miller, D. Reed, R.J. Schmitt, S.J. Holbrook and C. Koennigs. 2013. Stable isotopes reveal trophic relationships and diet of consumers in temperate kelp forest and coral reef ecosystems. Oceanography 26:180-189.

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2013

Stewart, H.L., N.N. Price, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2013. Determinants of the onset and strength of mutualistic interactions between branching corals and associate crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 493:155-163.

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2011

Adam, T.C., R.J. Schmitt, S.J. Holbrook, A.J. Brooks, P.J. Edmunds, R.C. Carpenter and G. Bernardi. 2011. Herbivory, connectivity and ecosystem resilience: response of a coral reef to a large-scale perturbation. PLoS One 6(8):e23717.

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2011

Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Indirect effects of species interactions on habitat provisioning. Oecologia 166:739-749.

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2011

Johnson, M.K., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Fish communities on staghorn coral: effects of habitat characteristics and resident farmerfishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 91:429-448.

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2011

Lenihan, H.S., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Influence of corallivory, competition, and habitat structure on coral community shifts. Ecology 92:1959-1971.

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2011

Messmer, V., G.P. Jones, P.L. Munday, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2011. Habitat biodiversity as a determinant of fish community structure on coral reefs. Ecology 92:2285-2298.

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2011

Mora, C., O. Aburto-Oropeza, A.A. Bocos, P.M. Ayotte, S. Banks, A.G. Bauman, M. Beger, S. Bessudo, D.J. Booth, E. Brokovich, A. Brooks, P. Chabanet, J. Cinner, J. Cortes, J.J. Cruz-Motta, A.C. Magana, E. DeMartini, G.J. Edgar, D.A. Feary, S.C.A. Ferse, A. Friedlander, K.J. Gaston, C. Gough, N.A.J. Graham, A. Green, H. Guzman, M. Kulbicki, Y. Letourneur, A.L. Perez, M. Loreau, Y. Loya, C. Martinez, I. Mascarenas-Osorio, T. Morove, M.-O. Nadon, Y. Nakamura, G. Paredes, N. Polunin, M.S. Pratchett, H.R. Bonilla, F. Rivera, E. Sala, S. Sandin, G. Soler, R. Stuart-Smith, E. Tessier, D.P. Tittensor, M. Tupper, P. Usseglio, L. Vigliola, L. Wantiez, I. Williams, S.K. Wilson and F.A. Zapata. 2011. Global human footprint on the linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in reef fishes. PloS Biology 9:e1000606.

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2009

Fountain, T., S. Tilak, P. Shin, S. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, A. Brooks, L. Washburn and D. Salazar. 2009. Digital Moorea cyberinfrastructure for coral reef monitoring. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) 2009. Melbourne, Australia. IEEE Conferences Pp. 243-248.

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Conference Proceedings
2009

Kane, C.N., A.J. Brooks, S.J. Holbrook and R.J. Schmitt. 2009. The role of microhabitat preference and social organization in determining the spatial distribution of a coral reef fish. Environmental Biology of Fishes 84:1-10.

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2009

Schmitt, R.J., S.J. Holbrook, A.J. Brooks and J.C.P. Lape. 2009. Intraguild predation in a structured habitat: distinguishing multiple-predator effects from competitor effects. Ecology 90:2434-2443.

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2009

Stier, A.C., M.A. Steele and A.J. Brooks. 2009. Coral reef fishes use crown-of-thorns seastar as habitat. Coral Reefs 28:227.

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2008

Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2008. Resistance and resilience of a coral reef fish community to changes in coral abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 371:263-271.

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2008

Holbrook, S.J., A.J. Brooks, R.J. Schmitt and H.L. Stewart. 2008. Effects of sheltering fishes on growth of their host corals. Marine Biology 155:521-530.

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2008

Lison de Loma, T., C.W. Osenberg, J.S. Shima, Y. Chancerelle, N. Davies, A.J. Brooks and R. Galzin. 2008. A framework for assessing impacts of marine protected areas in Moorea (French Polynesia). Pacific Science 62:431-441.

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2007

Brooks, A.J., S.J. Holbrook and R.J. Schmitt. 2007. Patterns of microhabitat use by fishes in the patch-forming coral Porites rus. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (Supplement) 14:227-236.

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2007

Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt, A.J. Brooks, T. Margalith, J. Burnsed, K. Seydel and H. Masui. 2007. The use of LED light lures to enhance larval settlement of coral reef fish. Pages 326-338 in T. Murata, editor. State of the Art: High Power LED Application Practices, Technical Information Institute Co. Ltd., Japan.

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2006

Brooks, A.J. 2006. Digital Moorea: The implementation of a wireless sensor network for the monitoring of coral reefs. Proceedings of the Workshop on the Adoption of Sensor Networks by Coastal Managers. Pp. 11-16.

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2006

Holbrook, S.J., A.J. Brooks and R.J. Schmitt. 2006. Relationships between live coral cover and reef fishes: implications for predicting effects of environmental disturbances. Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium ICRS10 Proceedings Pp. 241-249.

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2006

Stewart, H.L., S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt and A.J. Brooks. 2006. Symbiotic crabs maintain coral health by clearing sediments. Coral Reefs 25:609-615.

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Datasets
Role Link Dataset Title
creator knb-lter-mcr.1 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Community Dynamics: Abundance and Species Richness of Fishes Associated with the Coral Porites rus
creator knb-lter-mcr.1039 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population Dynamics of Acanthaster planci, ongoing since 2005
creator knb-lter-mcr.1041 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Changes in the abundance of fish functional groups: Adam et al. 2014 Oecologia
creator knb-lter-mcr.4004 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Sensor Network: Bottom-mounted CTD Data - GUMPR
creator knb-lter-mcr.5016 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Fish Counts versus Coral Diversity for Holbrook, et al. PLoS One 2015
creator knb-lter-mcr.6 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Long-term Population and Community Dynamics: Fishes, ongoing since 2005
creator knb-lter-mcr.6001 MCR LTER: Reference: Fish Taxonomy, Trophic Groups and Morphometry
creator knb-lter-mcr.7005 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Algae, Coral, and Sediment data from Grazing Intensity Experiment, ongoing since 2010
creator knb-lter-mcr.7006 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Coral Grazer Experiment at North Shore Forereef, ongoing since 2011
creator knb-lter-mcr.7007 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Turbinaria Alternate State Experiment, ongoing since 2012
creator knb-lter-mcr.7008 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Benthic Dynamics on 5m by 5m Plots on the Forereef, ongoing since 2009
creator knb-lter-mcr.7009 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Assays of Turbinaria ornata and Sargassum pacificum on the North Shore Forereef in 2011
creator knb-lter-mcr.7010 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Live and Dead Pocillopora and Acropora Coral Colony Time Series from 2006 to 2011
creator knb-lter-mcr.9 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Gump Station Meteorological Data, ongoing since 2006
associated knb-lter-mcr.7001 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: North Shore Herbivorous Fish Counts, Habitat Associations, and Substrate, 2010
associated knb-lter-mcr.7002 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Herbivore Bite Rates on the North Shore Forereef July-August 2010
associated knb-lter-mcr.7003 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Juvenile Parrotfish Habitat Associations at North Shore Fringe and Backreef in March 2011
associated knb-lter-mcr.7004 MCR LTER: Coral Reef Resilience: Short-term Accumulation of Algal Biomass on Unglazed Ceramic Tiles from July 2010-August 2011
Involvements
Category Project Activity Link Abstract Link
LTER Core Research Area Populations A population is a group of organisms of the same species. Like canaries in the coalmine, changes in populations of organisms can be important indicators of environmental changes. more
LTER Core Research Area Disturbance Disturbances often shape ecosystems by periodically reorganizing or destroying them, allowing for significant changes in plant and animal populations and communities. more
MCR Core Activity Information Management System A web-accessible, EML-compliant information management system is being designed and implemented.
MCR Core Activity Process-Oriented Field Studies A series of process-oriented field studies motivated by our initial focused questions have been initiated to explore gaps in our understanding of physical and biological processes and events that affect structure, function and dynamics of the reef ecosystem of Moorea; additional integration is achieved by focusing on common model systems.
MCR Core Activity Time Series Program A comprehensive set of spatially explicit time series measurements was designed and implemented (during Year 1) to describe decadal trends in the reef ecosystem and forcing functions on a landscape scale.
Research Theme Ocean Acidification A fundamental goal of the MCR is to advance understanding that enables accurate forecasts of the behavior of coral reef ecosystems to environmental forcing. To this end, we seek to understand the mechanistic basis of change in coral reefs by determining how they are influenced by the press drivers to which they are increasingly being subjected, especially those associated with an increasing degree of ocean acidification.
Research Theme Reef Resistance and Resilience In general there are two contrasting attributes of an ecosystem with respect to external drivers: 1) resistance, the amount of external forcing a system can absorb without a qualitative change and 2) resilience, the tendency of a system to return to its previous state after a perturbation. Resilience in particular is a major MCR research focus because Moorea recently was subjected to a pulse disturbance, an outbreak of the crown-of-thorns seastar, that killed most living coral on the fore reef.
MCR-LTER Working Group Bio-Physical Coupling Many of the features defining coral reefs are products of the interaction of biological and physical processes acting over multiple spatio-temporal and functional scales. We are exploring the scale-dependence of physical processes around the island of Moorea, focusing initially on waves and water fluxes and temperature characteristics at several scales.
MCR-LTER Working Group Modeling and Synthesis MCR has a diverse range of projects that focus on the physiology and population dynamics of corals and organisms with which they interact, on ecosystem processes on and near coral reefs, and on the physical environment. We are developing a unified body of theory and a suite of models that can support individual projects and (more importantly) contribute to synthesis.
MCR-LTER Working Group Physiology of Corals Even upon casual inspection, it is clear that a tropical coral reef is more than simply the sum of the parts. Our goal is to understand how abiotic and biotic forcing functions affect the functional biology of corals, and to incorporate these effects into a model with the capacity to integrate the understanding of reef corals across spatial, temporal and functional scales.
MCR-LTER Working Group Population and Community Dynamics Coral reefs have exceptionally high levels of biodiversity that generate complex webs of interacting species. Our ability to forecast population and community dynamics requires greater understanding of the manner by which individuals and species interact within coral reef ecosystems.

 

 
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  NSF LTER logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Moorea Coral Reef Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreement #OCE-0417412, #OCE-1026851, and #OCE-1236905. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Moore Foundation logo  
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