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MCR Personnel

 

Craig Carlson

Investigator

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Campus: UC Santa Barbara

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9620

805-893-2541
carlson@lifesci.ucsb.edu
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Marine microbial ecology / organic cycling

Publications
Year Citation Links Publication Type
2013

Alldredge, A.L., C.A. Carlson and R.C. Carpenter. 2013. Sources of organic carbon to coral reef flats. Oceanography 26:108-113.

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2013

Haas, A.F., C.E. Nelson, F. Rohwer, L.Wegley-Kelly, S.D. Quistad, C.A. Carlson, J.J. Leichter, M. Hatay and J.E. Smith. 2013. Influence of coral and algal exudates on microbially mediated reef metabolism. PeerJ 1:e108.

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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

Nelson, C.E., S.J. Goldberg, L.W. Kelly, A.F. Haas, J.E. Smith, F. Rohwer, and C.A. Carlson. 2013. Coral and macroalgal exudates vary in neutral sugar composition and differentially enrich reef bacterioplankton lineages. The ISME Journal 7:962-979.

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2012

McCliment, E.A., C.E. Nelson, C.A. Carlson, A.L. Alldredge, J. Witting and L.A. Amaral-Zettler. 2012. An all-taxon microbial inventory of the Moorea coral reef ecosystem. ISME Journal 6:309-319.

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2011

Haas, A.F., C.E. Nelson, L. Wegley-Kelly, C.A. Carlson, F. Rohwer, J.J. Leichter, A. Wyatt and J.E. Smith. 2011. Effects of coral reef benthic primary producers on dissolved organic carbon and microbial activity. PLoS One 6(11):e27973.

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2011

Nelson, C.E., A.L. Alldredge, E.A. McCliment, L.A. Amaral-Zettler and C.A. Carlson. 2011. Depleted dissolved organic carbon and distinct bacterial communities in the water column of a rapid-flushing coral reef ecosystem. ISME Journal 5:1374-1387.

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Datasets
Role Link Dataset Title
creator knb-lter-mcr.10 MCR LTER: Coral Reef: Water Column: Nearshore Water Profiles, CTD, Primary Production, and Chemistry
Involvements
Category Project Activity Link Abstract Link
LTER Core Research Area Primary Production Plant growth in most ecosystems forms the base or "primary" component of the food web. The amount and type of plant growth in an ecosystem helps to determine the amount and kind of animals (or "secondary" productivity) that can survive there. more
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 Organic Matter The entire ecosystem relies on the recycling of organic matter (and the nutrients it contains), including dead plants, animals, and other organisms. Decomposition of organic matter and its movement through the ecosystem is an important component of the food web. more
LTER Core Research Area Inorganic Nutrients Nitrogen, phosphorus and other mineral nutrients are cycled through the ecosystem by way of decay and disturbances such as fire and flood. In excessive quantities nitrogen and other nutrients can have far-reaching and harmful effects on the environment. more
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.
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.

 

 
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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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